Destination guide

The friendly city of Universal City awaits you

Experience the unique character of Universal City with a stay in a vacation home rental. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its shopping and restaurants. Alamo and River Walk are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Universal City

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Universal City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Morgan's Wonderland (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Northcliffe Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Splashtown (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Universal City

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Universal City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • River Walk (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens (11.5 mi / 18.6 km)
  • San Antonio Missions National Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • McAllister Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Natural Bridge Caverns (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Brackenridge Park (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Universal City

Fly into San Antonio, TX (SAT-San Antonio Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Universal City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 119 house rentals near Universal City. From 82 Houses to 14 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Universal City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Universal City?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Universal City:

  • North Central: 897 vacation rentals
  • Southside: 65 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 283 vacation rentals
  • Monte Vista: 99 vacation rentals
  • Uptown: 132 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Universal City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Universal City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The River Walk: 672 home rentals
  • Historic Brackenridge Golf Course: 1,063 home rentals
  • USAA Corporate Office Headquarters: 1,111 home rentals
  • Northcliffe Golf Club: 1,149 home rentals
  • Salado Park: 1,075 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Universal City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Universal City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 82 Houses in Universal City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Universal City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 14 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 5 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 5 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Universal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39 vacation homes with pool available in Universal City.

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