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Popular amenities for Philadelphia vacation rentals

Stay near Philadelphia's top sights

Wells Fargo Center124 locals recommend
Citizens Bank Park161 locals recommend
Philadelphia Zoo416 locals recommend
Lincoln Financial Field112 locals recommend
Liberty Bell755 locals recommend
Pennsylvania Convention Center155 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Philadelphia

  • Total rentals

    8K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    4.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    280 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.4K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3.1K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    309K reviews

Your guide to Philadelphia

All About Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and you can experience the special place it holds in history at numerous sites around town. Visit Independence Hall, where those important documents were crafted, and the Betsy Ross House, where the seamstress is said to have sewed the first American Flag. You can also explore the city’s rich past at places like Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the nation, and Congress Hall, the original meeting place of congress before Washington, D.C. Philadelphia was also the first city to build a museum dedicated to the life and work of African Americans, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, while The Colored Girls Museum in Germantown displays artwork and tells the history of Black women and girls.

Towering skyscrapers along the Delaware River waterfront dominate downtown Philadelphia’s skyline. The city’s ultra-modern city center hosts the Avenue of the Arts, with numerous performing arts institutions, galleries, and a Walk of Fame canonizing musicians who’ve contributed to the city’s reputation as a music destination. You’ll find a thriving nightlife scene in Philadelphia rife with trendy bars and clubs adjacent to cultural sites like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and its iconic grand staircase — where there’s a statue of a boxer from a famous movie filmed here.

Between visiting museums and historical sites — and enjoying some of the city’s many green spaces — opportunities for culinary delights abound. Award-winning restaurants, beer gardens, and late-night corner shops selling the city’s famous cheesesteak sandwiches rub shoulders throughout the modern and historically celebrated city.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a city that experiences four distinct seasons, with wide-ranging temperatures and weather conditions accompanying each of them. Pink cherry blossoms bloom in the spring, and warm temperatures make this the perfect time to head outside to the local parks or to take a walking tour of Philadelphia’s many historical landmarks. The pleasant weather runs well into the fall, when amber and sepia tones dominate the cityscape. Winters tend to be fairly quiet, with chilly temperatures that hover just above freezing, along with the occasional snowfall.

Get your vacation rental in Philadelphia in the summer for events such as the folk music festival which brings together internationally renowned and regional acts for a weekend of festivities and live music in August, or the city’s famed Fourth of July celebration, which sees crowds gathered on the banks of the Delaware River for a fireworks display over the water.

Top things to do in Philadelphia

Bartram’s Garden

Founded in 1728, Bartram’s Garden is the oldest botanical garden in North America. It is so old, in fact, that it was started by the personal botanist of King George III, from whom America won its independence. This 50-acre public garden in southwest Philadelphia has riverfront walking paths, a medicinal plant display, and the oldest living Ginkgo Tree on the continent. Plaques and educational centers throughout the grounds provide botanical and ecological lessons on the native flora found in the gardens.

Independence Hall

In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed in the Georgian-style Independence Hall, cementing the United States as an autonomous nation. It was also here in this hall that the first drafting of the U.S. Constitution took place. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site with its red brick façade and ornate clock adornments for a firsthand look at the iconic Liberty Bell and a visit to the Assembly Room, the very site that saw the birth of America.

Reading Terminal Market

Set underground beneath an old railway station, the Reading Terminal Market hosts a brilliant display of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and artisanal goods for purchase from over 80 vendors. The industrial and neon aesthetic makes for a lively and unique stop to stock up on food for your Philadelphia vacation home or to enjoy a meal from one of the dozen restaurants and open-air eateries located here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I stay in Philadelphia?

    Make yourself at home in Philadelphia by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 1,520 vacation rentals in Fishtown, over 6,220 vacation rentals in South Philadelphia, and over 6,080 vacation rentals in Center City.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Philadelphia?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Philadelphia. From over 2,630 house rentals to over 260 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Philadelphia?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 4,290 vacation rentals in Philadelphia featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Philadelphia?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Philadelphia. Choose from more than 2,430 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in bed and breakfast rentals in Philadelphia?

    Experience the best of Philadelphia with our bed and breakfast rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there Philadelphia vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 280 vacation homes with pools in Philadelphia, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do house rentals in Philadelphia have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 310 house rentals with a bbq area in Philadelphia. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Philadelphia have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 200 house rentals with a gym in Philadelphia. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Philadelphia have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 130 condo rentals with self check-in in Philadelphia. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do condo rentals in Philadelphia have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 250 condo rentals with wifi in Philadelphia. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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