Destination guide

The vibrant area of Center City awaits your stay

Take a holiday to Center City and enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and history. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the theatres, university setting and live music. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall are just a couple of the must-see attractions. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Center City

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Center City a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Adventure Aquarium (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Camden Children's Garden (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Merchantville Country Club (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Pennsauken Country Club (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Center City

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Center City is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Washington Square Park (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Independence Mall (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Independence National Historical Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Penn's Landing (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Francisville Playground (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Buckley Recreational Field (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Center City

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 6.7 mi (10.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Philadelphia, PA (PNE-Northeast Philadelphia), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

You can get around Center City by catching a ride on the metro at 11th St Station, 13th St. Station or 8th St Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Center City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 840 holiday lettings around Center City. From 679 flats & apartments to 110 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.

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

  • Northern Liberties: 485 holiday homes
  • Norris Square: 88 holiday homes
  • Fishtown: 97 holiday homes
  • Olde Kensington: 96 holiday homes
  • Southwark: 112 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 Center City? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Center City. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: 1,352 holiday lettings
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge: 1,353 holiday lettings
  • Franklin Square: 1,354 holiday lettings
  • City Hall: 1,353 holiday lettings
  • Lantern Theater Company at Saint Stephen's Theater: 1,374 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Center 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 Flats in Center City?

Yes, of course. offers 679 Flats in Center City. Our other popular types of Center City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 110 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 668 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 26 self catering accommodations

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 52 holiday homes with pool available in Center City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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