Vacasa's Seattle vacation rentals offer a front-row seat to the Northwest's largest city. From the iconic Pike Place Market and the Space Needle to boating on Lake Washington and bar hopping on Capitol Hill, a stay in one of our Puget Sound vacation rentals in the Emerald City - whether for business or leisure - is sure to deliver unforgettable memories with a stunning natural backdrop!
While tourist-friendly downtown Seattle is certainly filled with its share of attractions, Seattle's neighborhoods are packed with their own charms and points of interest. Just northwest of all the hustle and bustle, the scenic neighborhood of Queen Anne is up high on a hill and offers amazing, panoramic views of Seattle, while still only a 20-minute walk from attractions like the Space Needle.
Up-and-coming Belltown sits between Lower Queen Anne to the north and downtown to the south, and is full of shops, restaurants, and home to Sub Pop Records world headquarters. To the north and northeast are the neighborhoods of South Lake Union and Capitol Hill - both offering a different view of Seattle, from serene lake views and green spaces to late-hour entertainment and nightlife. Further north, you'll find the family-friendly neighborhood of Green Lake, right next to the Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle is often called a "city of neighborhoods," and with a visit to this eclectic destination, you'll see why!
Things to Do in Seattle
When you visualize Seattle, you probably think about riding the monorail, rainy days, and sipping good, strong coffee - Seattle certainly has all of those things, but there's also the EMP Museum and the Chihuly Garden at the Seattle Center, the waterfront Ferris wheel, or even just people-watching in Pioneer Square.
View the exhibits at the Seattle Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum, or spend an afternoon strolling through unique shops, galleries, and yes, watching the fish mongers throw seafood around at Pike Place Market!
Restaurants in Seattle
When you work up an appetite, Seattle has hundreds of dining options. From the Dahlia Lounge right downtown (be sure to end your meal with the made-to-order doughnuts) to a neighborhood snack spot like Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Ballard. Of course, since you'll have a kitchen back at your Seattle getaway, you could always pick up some salmon before heading back and preparing a feast later in your fully-equipped vacation rental's kitchen.
Outdoor Activities in Seattle
When it comes to outdoor activities, the Pacific Northwest has an abundance of choices, and Seattle is no exception. Aside from urban hikes, just a 30-minute drive will put you at a number of gorgeous trails including the Cedar River Trail, Evans Creek Preserve, and Souring Eagle Regional Park. Seattle is one of the most bike-friendly cities on the West Coast. And, if you like fishing, you can sign up for a Puget Sound fishing charter and maybe even catch your own dinner!
Day Trips from Seattle
In the northwest corner of Washington state, Seattle is well located for a number of day trips. Hop on a Washington State Ferry to the Olympic Peninsula to wander around the Victorian-style town of Port Townsend, take a whale watching excursion in Puget Sound, or visit nearby Whidbey Island. The gorgeous San Juan Islands are a bit further away, but an easy day trip from Seattle - you can head out early in the morning, wander around Eastsound or Orcas Island, and be back in your cozy Seattle vacation rental's comfortable bed at night.
One thing is sure: with a stay in one of our varied and wonderful vacation rentals in Seattle, you'll discover all that this amazing city has to offer!