Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Downtown George Town

Come and experience Downtown George Town and its culture, temples and history. Well-liked for its restaurants, shopping and monuments, this city is both walkable and romantic. Take in top local attractions like Camera Museum and Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. 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 Downtown George Town

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Downtown George Town has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Penang Butterfly Farm (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Kidland Penang (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Penang Bird Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • East Wind Watersports (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown George Town

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown George Town is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Penang Hill (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Penang Botanic Gardens (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Ferringgi Beach (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Tropical Spice Garden (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Teluk Bahang Beach (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown George Town

The nearest airport is in Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around George Town?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 385 vacation rentals near George Town. From 92 Houses to 263 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near George Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to George Town?

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

  • Georgetown: 37 vacation rentals
  • Seri Tanjung Pinang: 73 vacation rentals
  • Miami Green: 23 vacation rentals
  • Kastam: 23 vacation rentals
  • Puncak Ria: 24 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to George Town?

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

  • Penang City Hall: 388 vacation rentals
  • St. George's Church: 388 vacation rentals
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre: 388 vacation rentals
  • Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple: 388 vacation rentals
  • Penang Vintage Toy Museum: 388 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around George Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in George Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 92 Houses in George Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in George Town include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 263 rentals available
  • Villas: 7 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in George Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 155 vacation rentals with pool available in George Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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