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Destination guide

The charming area of George Town awaits your stay

Take a holiday to George Town and enjoy the area's temples, monuments and museums. This walkable and romantic city is well known for its restaurants, shopping and beaches. TESCO and Kek Lok Si Temple are just a couple of the must-see attractions. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in George Town

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes George Town a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penang Butterfly Farm (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Kidland Penang (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Penang Bird Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • East Wind Watersports (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in George Town

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, March, February, May and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in George Town

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, George Town is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penang Hill (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Penang Botanic Gardens (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Ferringgi Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Tropical Spice Garden (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Teluk Bahang Beach (8.7 mi / 14 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around George Town

Fly into Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Penang?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 411 holiday lettings around Penang. From 275 flats & apartments to 97 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Penang?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Penang. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • George Town: 411 holiday homes
  • Bandaraya Georgetown: 407 holiday homes
  • Batu Feringghi: 375 holiday homes
  • Tanjung Bungah: 384 holiday homes
  • Seri Tanjung Pinang: 383 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Penang! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Penang?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Penang with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • George Town: 411 holiday lettings
  • Bandaraya Georgetown: 407 holiday lettings
  • Tanjung Bungah: 384 holiday lettings
  • Simpang Ampat: 279 holiday lettings
  • Mukim 17 Batu Feringgi: 396 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Penang?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Penang. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Penang Jewish Cemetery: 415 holiday rentals
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre: 415 holiday rentals
  • One-stop Midlands Park Centre: 415 holiday rentals
  • Clan Jetty: 417 holiday rentals
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 416 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Penang listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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