Destination guide

The charming area of George Town awaits your stay

Take a vacation to George Town and enjoy the area's temples, monuments and museums. This walkable and romantic city is known for its restaurants, shopping and beaches. TESCO and Kek Lok Si Temple are just a couple of the must-sees. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in George Town

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes George Town a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Penang Butterfly Farm (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Kidland Penang (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Penang Bird Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • East Wind Watersports (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in George Town

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, March, February, May and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 89°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in George Town

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, George Town is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Penang Hill (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Penang Botanic Gardens (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Ferringgi Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Tropical Spice Garden (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Teluk Bahang Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around George Town

Fly into Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Penang?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 252 vacation rentals near Penang. From 167 Condos/Apartments to 4 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Penang for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Penang?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Penang. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Penang Island: 249 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 35 vacation rentals
  • Batu Feringghi: 232 vacation rentals
  • George Town: 247 vacation rentals
  • Bandaraya Georgetown: 247 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Penang! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Penang?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Penang:

  • Batu Feringghi: 232 rentals
  • George Town: 247 rentals
  • Bayan Lepas: 248 rentals
  • Bukit Mertajam: 187 rentals
  • Tanjung Tokong: 240 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Penang?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Penang. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gurney Plaza: 248 rentals
  • Penang City Hall: 251 rentals
  • Queensbay Mall: 252 rentals
  • Penang Times Square: 251 rentals
  • Straits Quay Mall: 252 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Penang listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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