Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil University Place

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in University Place. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the restaurants, sporting events and shopping. Museum of Glass and Tacoma Dome are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around University Place

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes University Place a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Chambers Bay Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Stina's Cellars (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Performance Golf Center (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Foss Waterway Seaport (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in University Place

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, University Place is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Titlow Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Tacoma Nature Center (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Lakewold Gardens (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Marine Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Wright Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (5.6 mi / 9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around University Place

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), located 19.4 mi (31.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Olympia, WA (OLM-Olympia Regional), which is 23.8 mi (38.3 km) away.

Where to stay around University Place?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 246 vacation rentals near University Place. From 147 Houses to 45 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 University Place for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to University Place?

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 University Place:

  • North End: 55 vacation rentals
  • Central Tacoma: 59 vacation rentals
  • Three Tree Point: 20 vacation rentals
  • Hilltop: 52 vacation rentals
  • New Tacoma: 45 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 University Place?

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

  • Chambers Bay Golf Course: 550 vacation rentals
  • Tacoma Dome: 86 vacation rentals
  • Point Robinson Lighthouse: 2,062 vacation rentals
  • Dash Point State Park: 858 vacation rentals
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds: 462 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around University Place 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 University Place?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 147 Houses in University Place. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in University Place include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 45 rentals available
  • Cabins: 21 rentals available
  • Cottages: 21 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 pool in University Place?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in University Place. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.