Destination guide

The exciting city of Downtown Seattle awaits you

Take a vacation to Downtown Seattle and enjoy the area's art galleries, theater scene and museums. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognized for its shopping, local tours and entertainment. Local cultural sights include Museum of Pop Culture and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Seattle

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Downtown Seattle a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • The Gum Wall (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Market Theater Gum Wall (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Post Alley (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Seattle

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Downtown Seattle. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Waterfront Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Victor Steinbrueck Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Freeway Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Denny Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Waterfall Garden Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Olympic Sculpture Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Downtown Seattle

Fly into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), the closest airport, located 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Seattle King Street Station. You can get around Downtown Seattle by jumping on the metro at Westlake Station, University Street Station or Westlake Ave Hub Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 322 house rentals around Downtown. From 261 Condos/Apartments to 37 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Downtown is on HomeAway.

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

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 Downtown:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 280 vacation rentals
  • North Beacon Hill: 43 vacation rentals
  • Belltown: 310 vacation rentals
  • Pike Place Market: 242 vacation rentals
  • Fremont: 174 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 Downtown?

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

  • Seattle University: 702 home rentals
  • Washington State Convention Center: 1,654 home rentals
  • Pacific Place: 1,649 home rentals
  • Market Theater Gum Wall: 1,648 home rentals
  • King Street Station: 1,652 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 261 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 37 lodging choices
  • Studios: 153 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 14 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 98 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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