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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

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Puget Sound?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,293 vacation rentals near Puget Sound. From 338 cabin rentals to 15 boat rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Puget Sound for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.