Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of West Seattle

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in West Seattle. Travelers like the skyscrapers, bird watching and boating in this scenic and cosmopolitan city. Pike Place Market and Nordstrom are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around West Seattle

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that West Seattle has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Space Needle (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Seattle Great Wheel (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Woodland Park Zoo (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Camp Long (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • West Seattle Golf Course (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)

Seasonal weather in West Seattle

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 75°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of West Seattle

Travelers appreciate the pristine beaches and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what West Seattle has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, West Seattle is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Camp Long (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Lincoln Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Seattle Chinese Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Alki Beach Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Belvedere Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Alki Beach (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)

How to get to and around West Seattle

Fly into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), the closest airport, located 4.3 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Seattle, WA (LKE-Lake Union), which is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) away.

Where to stay around West Seattle?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 796 holiday lettings near West Seattle. From 214 Houses to 460 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near West Seattle is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to West Seattle?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in West Seattle:

  • Mann: 84 holiday homes
  • Pike Place Market: 349 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 429 holiday homes
  • The Bowl of Edmonds: 15 holiday homes
  • Overlake: 41 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to West Seattle? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in West Seattle. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lake View Cemetery - Bruce Lee's Grave: 1,821 holiday lettings
  • Clearwater Casino: 1,589 holiday lettings
  • Country Village Shops: 1,661 holiday lettings
  • Scriber Lake Park: 1,795 holiday lettings
  • University of Washington: 816 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around West Seattle listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in West Seattle?

Yes, of course. offers 214 Houses in West Seattle. Our other popular types of West Seattle holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 460 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 361 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in West Seattle?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 105 holiday homes with pool available in West Seattle. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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