Destination guide

Travel to friendly Washington

The countryside and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Washington. This welcoming and trendy city entices travelers with its restaurants and bars. Washington Old Hall and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Washington

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Washington a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Birtley Golf Club (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Pelaw Grange Greyhound Stadium (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Houghton le Spring Golf Club (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Karting North East (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Beamish Adventure Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Washington

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Washington. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Herrington Country Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Saltwell Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Exhibition Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Marsden Rock Bird Reserve (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Washington

Fly into Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.9 mi (19.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Washington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 369 vacation rentals near Washington. From 108 Houses to 210 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 Washington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • WWT Washington Wetland Centre: 563 vacation rentals
  • Washington Old Hall: 586 vacation rentals
  • George Washington Golf Club: 610 vacation rentals
  • Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art: 472 vacation rentals
  • Durham University: 728 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 108 Houses in Washington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Washington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 210 rentals available
  • Cabins: 46 rentals available
  • Cottages: 46 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Washington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 319 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Washington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.