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 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,495 holiday lettings near West Seattle. From 337 Houses to 953 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover West Seattle area.

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:

  • Fremont: 339 holiday homes
  • Mann: 131 holiday homes
  • Wallingford: 288 holiday homes
  • Sunset Hill: 55 holiday homes
  • East Queen Anne: 176 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?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in West Seattle. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hamilton Viewpoint Park: 2,574 holiday lettings
  • Seacrest Park: 2,579 holiday lettings
  • Scriber Lake Park: 2,507 holiday lettings
  • University of Washington: 1,511 holiday lettings
  • Seattle Pacific University: 2,592 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around West Seattle listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway offers 337 Houses in West Seattle. Our other popular types of West Seattle holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 953 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 42 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 42 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 154 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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