Discover a selection of 438 vacation rentals in Tacoma that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $56 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Tacoma. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Washington’s new kid on the block

Once an industrial paper mill town, Tacoma is now one of Washington’s liveliest cities. A flourishing arts scene and exciting downtown revitalization projects have given it a new lease of life, and it’s dotted with trendy cafés, quirky museums, and urban parks. If you’re road tripping along the popular Seattle to Portland route, it’s a worthy stop. You’ll need a day or two to really soak up the city, so why not take advantage of Tacoma vacation rentals? Beyond its urban charm, Tacoma is a popular base for travelers heading to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do

Museum hopping in downtown Tacoma

Sitting on the tip of Tacoma’s peninsula, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium gets you face to face with both Pacific Rim wildlife and exotic animals. While you’re in the park, don’t miss Fort Nisqually, a meticulously recreated 1830s trading post complete with costumed guides. Tacoma doesn’t scrimp on culture, with a string of offbeat museums to explore. You can drool over vintage classics at the America’s Car Museum, discover the art of flamework at the Museum of Glass, or admire American masterpieces at the Tacoma Art Museum.

Activities

Relive your favorite 10 Things scenes

Covering a 700-acre footprint, Point Defiance Park is the city’s flagship green space. Whether you want to enjoy a picnic on the beach, stroll around the Rose Garden or wander along old growth forest trails, the park is a breath of fresh air. To the north is the historic Stadium district, peppered with leafy parks, boutique shops, and beautiful heritage buildings. If you want to live and breathe the lifestyle, Tacoma vacation rentals unlock access to stunning craftsman-style bungalows in the heart of Stadium. You can also stop by the magnificent Stadium High School, made famous by hit 90s film 10 Things I Hate About You.

Weather

A year-round cultural calendar

Like Seattle, Tacoma has a rainy reputation. Maximize your chances of sunshine by visiting in summer, when the city’s street scene is at its best. The historic Stadium quarter hosts a colorful calendar of seasonal events, from the family-friendly Halloween celebrations to the annual Dickens Holiday Festival. Held in June, the Festival of Sail tall ship regatta sees legions of festivalgoers descend on Puget Sound. If you don’t mind a little rain, winter is a great time to beat the crowds and have Tacoma’s museums all to yourself.

Natural features

Wildflowers and waterfront scenery

Hugging the shores of Puget Sound, Tacoma blends history, culture and sparkling coastal scenery. It’s a short 30-mile drive south of Seattle which makes it an easy stopover if you’re road-tripping along the Washington coast. From frolicking orcas to fiery sunsets, why not soak up the views with beautiful Tacoma vacation rentals overlooking Puget Sound? With its glacier-capped peak, wildflower strewn meadows and hiking trailheads, Mount Rainier National Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers. If you’d rather not hit the hiking trails, car accessible Sunrise Lookout offers sweeping views over the park.

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Tacoma?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 438 vacation rentals around Tacoma. From 255 house rentals to 58 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a water-view property in Tacoma?

The calming sounds, the serenity and stillness, the glorious views... is there anything more enjoyable than being at the water's edge? Vrbo has 121 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Of course, that may not be quite your vacation style. Luckily, Vrbo has a bunch more options, including:

  • 89 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 79 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 72 beach-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Tacoma?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and love having lots of space to spread out, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 268 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices begin at $29 per night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other sought-after property options, like:

  • Hotel: 47 vacation homes. Prices start from $53 per night.
  • Apartment: 32 vacation homes. Prices start from $55 per night.
  • Cottage: 23 vacation homes. Prices start from $145 per night.

Can I stay in Tacoma in a large group?

Nothing compares to getting together with old work colleagues or spending a few nights with your loved ones in an exciting new area. What's best, Vrbo has places big enough for the whole crew. House vacation homes are the leading choice here for large groups of travelers. Our extensive database currently has 65 available. Properties in this area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 94 vacation homes perfect for that size. Spend a night from just $82.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 61 vacation homes that are suitable. You can get one for as little as $110 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 5? We have 47 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $74 a night.

You and the squad will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Tacoma escape through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Tacoma?

Vrbo has an assortment of wonderful budget-concious rentals. Treat your gang to a fancy night out or extend your trip with the money you have left over. When it comes to getting your hands on a fantastic deal, the first place you look should be South Tacoma. Here, Vrbo has 28 rentals at an average price of $114 a night. Central Tacoma is another place to check out. We have 46 rentals here, and the average price is around $164 per night.

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