Destination guide

The friendly area of Downingtown awaits your stay

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Downingtown. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the hiking, fishing and boating. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Downingtown

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Downingtown a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stargazers Vineyard (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • QVC Studio Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Brandywine Picnic Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Tee It Up Golf Center (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Play-A-Round Golf (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Historic Sugartown (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downingtown

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Downingtown is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Longwood Gardens (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Marsh Creek State Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Anson B. Nixon Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • French Creek State Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Money Rocks County Park (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Ridley Creek State Park (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Downingtown

The nearest airport is in Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), located 25.3 mi (40.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), which is 27.4 mi (44.1 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Downingtown Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downingtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 70 holiday lettings around Downingtown. From 16 flats & apartments to 20 houses, 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.

Can I rent a rural property in Downingtown?

There's nothing that compares to the refreshing stillness of rural life. No thundering traffic or car alarms blaring. Just you and the quiet of the countryside! HomeAway has 16 rural holiday properties in this destination. Searching for a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our selection here includes:

  • 5 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 2 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Downingtown?

If you're talking about service and comfort, a nice hotel is tricky to beat. Whether you're looking for somewhere with a full gym and spa or you just want to lay back in one of those white, fluffy gowns, we can help you find the right room. There are 28 options available on HomeAway. Rooms start at as little as £42 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 18 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Apartment: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £69 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 7 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £121 per night.

Can I stay in Downingtown in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and family can be oodles of fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you'll be travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. The most popular choice for large groups here are house holiday rentals, and we have 4 currently listed. Properties in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 10 rental properties perfectly suited for that size. Book a night for as little as £77.
  • After a holiday rental for 5 guests? We have 9 that will be perfect. The starting price is £99 per night.
  • Seeking properties for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be happy to discover we have 4 that'll be ideal. You can grab one from just £77 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your grandma and all your besties to Downingtown.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Downingtown?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reunite with your nearest and dearest and arrange an affordable escape with HomeAway. You'll uncover loads of deals waiting for you in Newtown Square. The average price in this popular area is £225 a night, and you'll have as many as 2 holiday rentals to choose from.