Destination guide

Travel to scenic Anacortes

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Anacortes. Travellers to this scenic city praise the boating, whale watching and sightseeing. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Anacortes

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Travellers enjoy fun activities like boating, whale watching and hiking. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Anacortes a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tulip Valley Winery (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Lopez Island Golf Club (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Mt. Constitution (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
  • Lake Padden Golf Course (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Marine Life Center (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Orcas Island Golf Course (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Anacortes

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Anacortes is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cap Sante Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • John Storvik Playground (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Mount Erie Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Washington Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Bay View State Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Deception Pass State Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Anacortes

Fly into Lopez Island, WA (LPS), the closest airport, located 14.9 mi (24 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Rosario, WA (RSJ-Rosario Seaplane Base), which is 15 mi (24.1 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Anacortes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 133 holiday lettings around Anacortes. From 86 houses to 23 cabins, 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.

Can I rent a water-view property in Anacortes?

There's something uniquely calming about being around the water. If that sounds like the ideal getaway, you're in luck! HomeAway has no less than 68 holiday rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has heaps more options, including:

  • 49 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 42 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 41 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Anacortes?

If you want to live like a local and love having lots of space to spread out, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 93 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £58 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 16 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £76 per night.
  • Apartment: 11 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.
  • Cabin: 9 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £85 per night.

Can I stay in Anacortes in a large group?

There's nothing like catching up with old work friends or spending a couple of weeks with your family in a sensational new location. And the best thing, HomeAway has options big enough for the whole squad. House holiday rentals are the leading option for large groups, with 19 available here. If you're wanting to stay in a large group, the rental options that will suit your needs include:

  • On the lookout for rentals that can hold 6 holiday makers? We have 27 that will be perfect. Prices start from £96 per night.
  • Looking for a rental property for 8 people? We have 26 that will suit. Prices begin at just £140 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 10? We've got 10 properties for rent that will meet your needs. Prices start from £140 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your aunt, your brother and all your friends to Anacortes.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Anacortes?

Pint-sized hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Look through our budget-friendly holiday rentals today and make sure everybody in your group has enough room to move. You'll discover heaps of deals awaiting you in Central Business District. The average price in this popular area is £128 a night, and you'll have as many as 14 holiday rentals to choose from.