Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Lakewood is ready to explore

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Lakewood. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, restaurants and lake. Museum of Glass and Tacoma Dome 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.


Activities and attractions in Lakewood

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Lakewood a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Stina's Cellars (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Chambers Bay Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Home Course Golf Course (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Foss Waterway Seaport (8.1 mi / 13 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lakewood

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lakewood is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lakewold Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Tacoma Nature Center (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Titlow Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Wright Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Tacoma Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)

How to get to and around Lakewood

The nearest airport is in Olympia, WA (OLM-Olympia Regional), located 21.8 mi (35.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), which is 22.4 mi (36 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Lakewood Station.

Where to stay around Lakewood?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 331 vacation rentals near Lakewood. From 208 Houses to 47 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 Lakewood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Lakewood:

  • North End: 50 vacation rentals
  • Three Tree Point: 16 vacation rentals
  • Stadium District: 21 vacation rentals
  • Central Tacoma: 56 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 22 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Lakewood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 208 Houses in Lakewood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lakewood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 47 rentals available
  • Cottages: 40 rentals available
  • Cabins: 40 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lakewood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation rentals with pool available in Lakewood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.