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AKA University City

AKA University City

2929 Walnut St, Philadelphia
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
7 others viewing this property now

Located in University City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall ...

£147

£147
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
30 others viewing this property now

Located in University City, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Institute of Contemporary Art and University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Zoo ...

£132

£132
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
8 others viewing this property now

Located in University City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Institute of Contemporary Art and University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Zoo and Ben Franklin ...

£116

£116
Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

4109 Walnut St, Philadelphia
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
10 others viewing this property now

Located in University City, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. Liberty Bell ...

£100

£100
The Gables B&B Philadelphia

The Gables B&B Philadelphia

4520 Chester Ave, Philadelphia
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 22 hours ago
6 others viewing this property now

Located in University City, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania and Children's ...

£111

£111
Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

3300 Baring Street, Philadelphia
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now

Located in Powelton Village, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Drexel University and Philadelphia Museum of Art. University of Pennsylvania ...

£107

£107
UrHomeInPhilly - 3601 Market St.

UrHomeInPhilly - 3601 Market St.

3601 Market Street, Philadelphia
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in University City, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Institute of Contemporary Art and University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Zoo and Ben ...

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Quite Studio on Penn's Safe Campus

Quite Studio on Penn's Safe Campus

220 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia
Last booking: 5 days ago

Located in University City, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Zoo ...

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UrHomeInPhilly- Market Street

UrHomeInPhilly- Market Street

2040 Market Street, Philadelphia
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago

Located in Logan Square, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Mutter Museum and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Reading Terminal Market and University ...

£119

£119
Stay Alfred on West Chestnut Street

Stay Alfred on West Chestnut Street

2021 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
1 others viewing this property now

Located in Rittenhouse Row, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Mutter Museum and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Reading Terminal Market and University ...

£71

£71

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Pocket Guide: Philadelphia University City Hotels

University City is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. University City is a great home base for exploring the greater Philadelphia area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.

Sightseeing around University City

The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Browse the collections at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, or Mutter Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Academy of Music, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Swing by Rocky Steps, Lemon Hill, and Bartram's Garden to learn about local history. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Rittenhouse Square, Marian Anderson Historical Residence & Museum, and Ben Franklin National Memorial. Take a tour of campus around University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, or Art Institute of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Zoo, Adventure Aquarium, and Camden Children's Garden are family favorites.

This area attracts visitors for its sports. Franklin Field, H. Hunter Lott Jr. Tennis Courts, and Citizens Bank Park are great places to catch a game or event. Local parks like Buckley Recreational Field, Fairmount Waterworks Drive, and Francisville Playground are peaceful spots. At Fort Washington State Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Reading Terminal Market, Italian Market, or Wells Fargo Center.

Some of the area's most popular sights are Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and King of Prussia Mall. You can also stop by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library, and Franklin Institute Science Museum.

Getting around University City

For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at 40th St. Station, 34th St. Station, or 46th St. Station. To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Philadelphia University City Station is the closet train station, but Philadelphia 49th Street Station and Philadelphia 30th St Station are also nearby.

At 5.6 miles (9 km), Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) is the closest major airport to University City. Trenton, NJ (TTN-Mercer) is the next closest airport, 30.2 miles (48.7 km) away.