Washington, USA

Washington, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 8,126 vacation rentals near Washington. From 3,498 houses to 1,261 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Washington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Mountain hikes and cultural cities in Washington

Full of national parks and set along a rocky coastline, Washington is a wild and unspoiled state, where you can enjoy lots of outdoorsy activities. Stay in a Washington vacation rental, and you can enjoy summer hikes or snowy landscapes, or explore the windswept beaches along the coast. The cultural city of Seattle is at the heart of the state, with a thriving music and arts scene that gives it a slightly bohemian vibe. Enjoy world-class restaurants and a thriving food truck scene, before stopping off at the Original Starbucks in Seattle, where the city's influential coffee scene began.

Hike Washington's national parks

Washington has large areas of national parkland, with endless hiking trails and outdoor activities. Mount Rainier National Park is set around an active volcano, with winding rocky trails and wildflower-filled meadows reaching up to the peak. You can explore the narrow roads by car, taking you to the summit easily, so that you can enjoy the views. In winter, enjoy backcountry skiing or snowshoeing through the thick white powder. Olympic National Park has rocky rapids, hot springs and large areas of lush green forest. Fish for wild salmon or find a waterhole to cool off in wild surroundings.

Explore the cultural side of Seattle

The lively city of Seattle has so much to see. If you're a first-time visitor, hop on the Space Needle and see 360-degree views of the city from 520-feet in the air. Booking a Washington vacation rental gives you time to explore attractions such as the Chihuly Garden and Glass, a park full of large-scale colorful glass sculptures. Visit at sunset when the sculptures are lit-up, giving the park a magical atmosphere. The Museum of Pop Culture is housed in an ultra-modern Frank Gehry-designed building, and includes exhibits about music, movies and sci-fi that make it fun for all ages.

Washington's east and west weather

Washington has 2 main climate zones, so weather varies throughout the state. The west tends to be cooler, with areas such as Seattle enjoying mild summers that hit the mid-60s, and cold winters in the low-40s. The rumor that it always rains in Seattle is partially true, with the risk of short showers year-round, but the most rainfall happens between November and January. Away from the coast, the east of Washington has hot, arid summers, and mild winters that can have a lot of rainfall, giving the area a climate that's warm and humid.

Forests, beaches and national parks in Washington

Washington has vast areas of national parkland covering large parts of the state. The Wenatchee National Forest has glacial mountains, serene lakes and caves, as well as a dense assortment of evergreen trees where you can hike. Stay in a Washington vacation rental close to the park, and you can enjoy hiking and biking during the mild weather, or Nordic skiing through the trails in winter. Washington has many beaches, from sandy spots on Puget Sound to the rocky coastline surrounding the Olympic National Park, with small islands just off the coast, full of rare seabirds.