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Puyallup is hearty, small-town Washington

When the daffodils bloom in April and the springtime State Fair festivities get underway, there might be nowhere better to be in Washington than Puyallup. The laidback locals crank up the hearty welcome to new levels then, and there are twirling Ferris wheels and farmers markets galore. But that's just a taster of what's to come. For the rest of the season, the happy vibes of this small town south of Seattle entice and welcome all to the Pacific Northwest. And there are some truly fine Puyallup vacation rentals to get settled in to boot.

Things to do

Food and flowers in Puyallup

If you've bagged yourself Puyallup vacation rentals on Main Street, then you can look forward to hitting Puyallup Farmers Market on Saturday morning. It's packed with local Washington delicacies, and oodles of daffodil-sellers in spring. Meeker Mansion is another must-see in the center of town. Its glorious Victorian façade and intriguing stories of erstwhile pioneer-come-owner Ezra Meeker are hard not to be enthralled by. Nature lovers won't be bored, either. The soaring glaciers of Mount Rainier National Park dominate to the east, hiding hiking trails and the Crystal Mountain Resort for skiers.


Puyallup – the home of the WA State Fair

If there's one event that towers over all others on the Puyallup calendar, it's surely the bi-annual Washington State Fair. You can catch a 4-day taster of it during the springtime, when it coincides with the famous daffodil processions – Puyallup is known for its cultivation of the yellow Welsh flower – or head in for the 3-week blowout in September. That's when you'll find the whirling rides and gaming arcades, the agricultural shows and homebrew beer competitions all in full swing. Let's "Do the Puyallup", as the locals like to say…


Do the Puyallup in spring or summer

Doing the Puyallup might be the official tagline of the town's iconic Washington State Fair, but it's also a call for visitors to flock to this charming example of a hearty WA destination during the spring and summer. You'll need to book your Puyallup vacation rentals for either April or September to see the daffodil parades and sheep farmer showdowns. Alternatively, you could opt for a break in midsummer, when the temperatures are perfect for strolling the Main Street markets, or come in winter between December and March, when the ski fields of the Cascades beckon.

Natural features

Puyallup's flower-strewn valley

Puyallup is famed for the swathes of golden-hued daffodils that bloom in the greater Puyallup valley all around the town in spring. They are fed by the fresh, clear waters of the Puyallup River, which comes straight down from the smattering of glaciers that carve the tops of Mount Rainer. And talking of Mount Rainer, it's the hulking outline of that 4,392-meter-high peak that dominates the horizon. It's hidden in its own national park, where the Wonderland Trail rings the base of the mountain – keep your eyes peeled for black bears and bobcats if you opt to do all 14 days of it.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Puyallup

Fly into Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), the closest airport, located 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 20.6 mi (33.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Puyallup Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Puyallup?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 404 vacation rentals near Puyallup. From 266 Houses to 37 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Puyallup for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Puyallup?

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 Puyallup:

  • West Seattle: 1,480 vacation rentals
  • North End: 54 vacation rentals
  • Central Tacoma: 60 vacation rentals
  • Three Tree Point: 19 vacation rentals
  • Fauntleroy: 31 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 Puyallup?

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

  • Puyallup Fairgrounds: 466 vacation rentals
  • Mike N Terry's Outdoor Fun Park: 457 vacation rentals
  • South Hill Mall: 431 vacation rentals
  • Puyallup Station: 471 vacation rentals
  • Pierce College: 383 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puyallup 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 Puyallup?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 266 Houses in Puyallup. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Puyallup include:

  • Cabins: 37 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Cottages: 37 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Puyallup?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Puyallup. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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