Renton, WA, USA

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Renton is Washington's lakefront city with rock star looks

Famous as the final resting place of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix, Renton is a Washington State city blessed with rock star looks. The Cedar River runs through the city's buzzy downtown, where you'll find a wealth of waterfront restaurants, bars, and shops. Get your Washington State trip off to a great start by booking a Renton vacation rental within easy reach of downtown. Take a cruise on Lake Washington, pick up a bargain in the Antiques District, or go hiking in the foothills of Cougar Mountain - Renton has a riff for everyone.

River deep, mountain high - Renton's natural attractions

With its proximity to Lake Washington and the surrounding mountains - Cougar, Squak, and Tiger - Renton is a great outdoors destination. In the summer, score a birdie on 1 of city's golf courses, go kayaking down the Cedar River, or take a guided hike through the mountain parks. Book a Renton vacation rental in the heart of downtown and get your bearings with a cruise on Lake Washington. As the sun sets, kick back with a glass of local wine in the waterfront bars and restaurants, or take in a show in 1 of the city's theaters.

Rock on! Renton pays homage to Hendrix

The charming lakefront city of Renton is a big draw for music fans. The Greenwood Memorial Park is the final resting place of rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, and thousands of fans come to pay homage at his impressive memorial. The Renton History Museum is one of the most striking museums in the city. Housed in an art deco firehouse, its varied displays and exhibits are a journey through Renton's long history. In the height of a Washington State summer, cool off in the Henry Moses Aquatic Center, a small water park with slides, a lazy river, and a wave machine.

Renton's rain brings Purple Haze to Washington State

The Pacific Northwest region has a reputation for rain and in fall, locals joke that Renton should be named Rainton. The most popular season to visit the city is summer, between June and August, when the days are sunny and temperatures reach 80 degrees. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are much quieter, and while the temperatures are a comfortable 60-70 degrees, the city does experience higher rainfall than most. The low season is winter, when the cold and damp sets in, and snow is a frequent visitor, so pack wisely.

Climb ev'ry mountain, or just Renton's craggy peaks

Located 11 miles southeast of Seattle, Renton overlooks Lake Washington and the mouth of the Cedar River. While there are dozens of scenic walking trails in the city's parks, serious hikers need to look to the mountains. A 20-minute drive northeast of downtown is Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. It has a variety of hiking trails through forests and wetlands, and past cliffs and caves, where you may meet the state's furry residents - black bear and bobcat. The park is also connected to Squak Mountain, whose craggy peaks and trails offer fantastic views of Seattle.