Washington Vacation Rentals
Looking for an adventurous, fun-filled, scenic vacation rental site? Head on up to the "upper left corner" and visit the state of Washington on your next vacation rental! In this coastal state, you will find desert habitats, majestic mountains, freshwater lakes, and temperate rainforests all within this gem of the Pacific Northwest. From some of the best whale watching and sea kayaking around the San Juan Islands, to hiking through the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula, you’ll find many opportunities for outdoor fun on your Washington state vacation rental.
Love lake sports? Lake Padden is a great lake area for kayaking or rowing since motorized boats are banned – and it has a nearby off-leash dog park spanning over two acres! Lake Chelan, the third deepest lake in the nation, gets over 300 days of sunshine a year. You should definitely try one of the local Washington apples – some of the best in America! And Titlow Beach in Tacoma is a very popular scuba diving area. While you’re in Tacoma, stop by Engine House No. 9 – it’s on the National Register of Historic Places as a firehouse built in 1907 and now houses a brewery under its roof.
For a little more city-centered Washington state vacation rental, you can’t miss Seattle. Home to the internationally known fish throwers of Pike Place Market, Seattle is the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee and the setting for such shows as Gray’s Anatomy and Frasier. Seattle gained national recognition with the grunge music movement of the 1990s and furthered its metropolitan reputation hosting events such as the Seattle International Film Festival. Be sure and catch a bird’s eye view of the city from the landmark Space Needle.
If you’d like your Washington state vacation rental to have a little more local flavor, be sure and stop by some slightly more secret destinations such as Bellingham or Whidbey Island. Bellingham, home of the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858, is home to the annual Ski to Sea Race, a seven leg race where contestants must cross country ski, downhill ski, run, road bike, canoe, mountain bike, and kayak their way to the finish line. And Whidbey Island, which forms the northern border of the Puget Sound region, turns their entire community into a murder mystery party during Langley’s Mystery Weekend. Gray whales can often be seen from this scenic island around March or April.
So if you’re a coffee-lover, a volcano fan, a skiing addict, or just a drinker of some good wine, a Washington state vacation rental the perfect destination.