Destination guide

The friendly city of Universal City awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of Universal City with a stay in a holiday home rental. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travellers with its shopping and restaurants. Alamo and River Walk are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Universal City

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Universal City a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Morgan's Wonderland (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Northcliffe Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Splashtown (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Universal City

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Universal City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • River Walk (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • San Antonio Missions National Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • McAllister Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Natural Bridge Caverns (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Brackenridge Park (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Universal City

Fly into San Antonio, TX (SAT-San Antonio Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city centre.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Universal City?

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 Universal City:

  • Southtown: 209 holiday homes
  • Shearer Hills / Ridgeview: 23 holiday homes
  • Near East Side: 189 holiday homes
  • Dreamhill Estates: 17 holiday homes
  • Main/Military Plaza: 119 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 Universal City?

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

  • The River Walk: 651 holiday lettings
  • The DoSeum: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • The Rim Shopping Center: 1,118 holiday lettings
  • Brackenridge Park: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • USAA Corporate Office Headquarters: 1,062 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Universal City 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 Universal City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 83 Houses in Universal City. Our other popular types of Universal City holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Universal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Universal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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