Destination guide

The lively area of Tacoma awaits your stay

Take a vacation to Tacoma and enjoy the area's museums, live music and theater scene. This welcoming city allures visitors with its shopping and restaurants. Take in top local attractions like Museum of Glass and Tacoma Dome. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Tacoma

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Tacoma a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Foss Waterway Seaport (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Performance Golf Center (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Tacoma

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Tacoma is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Wright Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Tacoma Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Tacoma Nature Center (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Marine Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Dash Point State Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Tacoma

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), located 14.6 mi (23.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Union Station, Tacoma Dome Station and Tacoma Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Tacoma by jumping on the metro at Commerce Street Station, Theater District Station or Convention Center Station.

Where to stay near Tacoma?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 461 house rentals near Tacoma. From 296 Houses to 70 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tacoma for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Tacoma:

  • Hilltop: 51 vacation rentals
  • Central Tacoma: 60 vacation rentals
  • New Tacoma: 43 vacation rentals
  • West End: 31 vacation rentals
  • South Tacoma: 17 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 Tacoma?

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

  • Tacoma Dome: 90 home rentals
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium: 773 home rentals
  • Tacoma Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park: 708 home rentals
  • LeMay Car Museum: 591 home rentals
  • Tacoma Mall: 581 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tacoma 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 Tacoma?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 296 Houses in Tacoma. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tacoma include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 70 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 41 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 41 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 Tacoma?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation homes with pool available in Tacoma.

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