Where to stay around Philadelphia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 634 holiday lettings near Philadelphia. From 228 Houses to 45 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Philadelphia is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Philadelphia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Philadelphia:

  • E.M. Stanton Catchment: 178 holiday homes
  • Rittenhouse Square: 229 holiday homes
  • Old City: 124 holiday homes
  • Center City: 370 holiday homes
  • Bella Vista: 162 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Philadelphia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Philadelphia. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Boathouse Row: 635 holiday lettings
  • Liberty Bell Center: 635 holiday lettings
  • Betsy Ross House: 634 holiday lettings
  • First Bank of the United States: 635 holiday lettings
  • Clifton House: 644 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Philadelphia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Philadelphia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 228 Houses in Philadelphia. Our other popular types of Philadelphia holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 45 self catering accommodations
  • Country houses: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I rent downtown rentals in Philadelphia?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 94 downtown rentals in Philadelphia. You have also many other possibilities in Philadelphia area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 7 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Philadelphia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 17 holiday homes with pool available in Philadelphia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A holiday rental home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a perfect choice for your next holiday in the United States

    A holiday rental home in Philadelphia will put you in the location of some of the most important events that ever took place in this country including the signing of the Declaration of Independence and many others.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    One unique way to see Philadelphia is by taking a Duck Boat Tour. There “boats” start out as busses. After driving around the city and seeing some of the important landmarks, the bus transforms into a boat and you head out onto the water to continue the tour. There are also nearby beaches, walking and jogging trails and other ways to enjoy spending time in the out of doors.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    There are so many important and wonderful attractions and historic sites in Philadelphia that there is no way that you can see them all in just one visit. The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Ben Franklin’s house are just a few examples of the important historic sites located in this city. You can also visit the United States Treasury and watch the entire process as coins are created. You will also see exhibits on the history of making money in this country. Several art and science museums, such as the Franklin Institute are located here. The Franklin Institute also hosts some of the best traveling exhibits such as Cleopatra, King Tut and many others. Hop on a ferry and in just a few minutes you will be at the Adventure Aquarium in New Jersey. This aquarium offers very hands-on activities such as swimming with and feeding sharks, playing with penguins and more.

    Weather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Winters in Philadelphia are cold and you should expect lots of snow. Summers are warm and pleasant. During the winter, the average low temperatures are between -3° and 4° C and the average highs are between 4° and 7° C. During the spring, the average low temperatures are between 7° and 12° C and the highs are between 12° and 18° C. During the summer, the average lows are 18° to 21° C and average highs are 28° to 31° C. There is between 70 and 111 mm of rain per month. The least occurs in February and the most during the July.

    Travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    The closest airport to Philadelphia is right in the city. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is served by most major carriers and has flights to and from many destinations around the world. You will probably not need a car if you plan to stay in the city, but you will if you plan to explore the surrounding area.

    Activities and attractions in and around Philadelphia

    Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Philadelphia a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Philadelphia Zoo (2 mi / 3.2 km)
    • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Adventure Aquarium (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Camden Children's Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
    • Merchantville Country Club (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
    • Pennsauken Country Club (7.4 mi / 12 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Philadelphia

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Philadelphia is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Washington Square Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
    • Independence Mall (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Independence National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
    • Francisville Playground (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    • Buckley Recreational Field (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Penn's Landing (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)