Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Puget Sound

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Puget Sound. Travelers like the shopping, parks and restaurants in this scenic and walkable city. Centrum, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and Museum of Pop Culture are a few of the top cultural sights. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Puget Sound

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Puget Sound a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Northwest Golf Range (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Bremerton Ice Center (4 mi / 6.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Puget Sound

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Puget Sound is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Silverdale Waterfront Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Illahee State Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Battle Point Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Island Lake Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Evergreen Rotary Park (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Manette Park and Playfield (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Puget Sound

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 16.9 mi (27.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Seattle King Street Station, Edmonds Station and Everett Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Puget Sound by jumping on the metro at Seattle Center Monorail Station, Westlake Mercer St Station or Westlake Thomas St Station.

Where to stay near Puget Sound?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 4,368 house rentals near Puget Sound. From 2,183 Houses to 422 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Puget Sound for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Puget Sound?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puget Sound. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 30,161 vacation rentals
  • Victoria: 1,028 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia: 10,842 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Island: 2,277 vacation rentals
  • Seattle: 2,308 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Puget Sound! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Puget Sound?

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

  • Victoria: 1,028 rentals
  • Seattle: 2,308 rentals
  • Bellingham: 319 rentals
  • Friday Harbor: 362 rentals
  • Langley: 456 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Puget Sound?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Puget Sound are:

  • Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base (LKE): 2,367 home rentals
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): 2,436 home rentals
  • Friday Harbor Airport (FRD): 498 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Puget Sound?

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

  • Cadboro Bay: 959 vacation homes
  • University of Victoria: 983 vacation homes
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital: 994 vacation homes
  • Seattle Center: 1,488 vacation homes
  • Safeco Field: 1,131 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Puget Sound listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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