Destination guide

The lively city of University City awaits you

Come and experience University City and its live music, theatre scene and festivals. Travellers to this romantic city praise the university setting, shopping and restaurants. Busch Stadium and Gateway Arch are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around University City

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes University City a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Louis Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Grants Farm (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • St. Louis Science Center (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Creve Coeur Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • St. Louis Children's Aquarium (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • World Aquarium (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in University City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, University City is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Forest Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Pagoda Circle (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Jewel Box (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Ellen Clark Sculpture Park (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Tower Grove Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around University City

Fly into St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 17.3 mi (27.9 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at U City Big Bend Station to easily navigate the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around University City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 537 holiday lettings around University City. From 150 houses to 346 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to University 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 University City:

  • Soulard: 103 holiday homes
  • Central West End: 118 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 359 holiday homes
  • The Southampton: 16 holiday homes
  • Northampton: 39 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 University City? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in University City. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Center of Creative Arts: 625 holiday lettings
  • Componere Gallery: 625 holiday lettings
  • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: 626 holiday lettings
  • Washington University: 626 holiday lettings
  • U City Big Bend Station: 626 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around University City listed on 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 University City?

Yes, of course. offers 150 Houses in University City. Our other popular types of University City holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 346 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 300 self catering accommodations

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 55 holiday homes with pool available in University City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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