Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Swarthmore

Enjoy the live music and other features of Swarthmore. This city's university setting, restaurants and bars draw many visitors. Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall 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.


Sightseeing in and around Swarthmore

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Swarthmore has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Philadelphia Zoo (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Ice Works Skating Complex (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Bridgeport Speedway (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Gloucester County Dream Park (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Golf Course at Glen Mills (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Swarthmore

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Swarthmore is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • John J. Tyler Arboretum (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Ridley Creek State Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Fort Mifflin (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Bartram's Garden (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Betchtel Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Swarthmore

The nearest airport is in Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Blue Bell, PA (BBX-Wings Field), which is 16.9 mi (27.3 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Swarthmore Station.

Where to stay near Swarthmore?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 341 holiday rentals near Swarthmore. From 122 Houses to 186 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Swarthmore for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Swarthmore?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Swarthmore:

  • Center City: 664 holiday homes
  • Logan Square: 473 holiday homes
  • Southwark: 131 holiday homes
  • Northern Liberties: 189 holiday homes
  • Fairmount: 228 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Swarthmore?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Swarthmore. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Swarthmore Station: 1,092 holiday rentals
  • Swarthmore College: 1,091 holiday rentals
  • The Players Club of Swarthmore: 1,091 holiday rentals
  • Spotlight Theater: 1,093 holiday rentals
  • Berwyn Daylesford Station: 1,067 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swarthmore listed on Stayz 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 Swarthmore?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 122 Houses in Swarthmore. Our other popular types of Swarthmore holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 186 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 5 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 5 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Swarthmore?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 44 holiday homes with pool available in Swarthmore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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