Destination guide

The arty city of Federal Way awaits you

Come and experience Federal Way and its art galleries, churches and entertainment. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and gardens. Museum of Glass and Emerald Downs are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Federal Way

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Federal Way a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Marine Science and Technology Center (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Riverbend Golf Complex (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Federal Way

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Federal Way is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Powells Wood Garden (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Saltwater State Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Lake Fenwick Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Dash Point State Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Federal Way

The nearest airport is in Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), located 8.9 mi (14.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Renton, WA (RNT-Renton Municipal), which is 12.6 mi (20.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Federal Way?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,525 holiday lettings around Federal Way. From 619 houses to 510 flats & apartments, 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 Federal Way?

The tension of everyday life slip away when you're at the edge of the water. Unite your pals and make yourself at home — it's time to find your zen. HomeAway has no less than 307 waterfront holiday rentals in this destination. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has heaps of other property options to take a look at, including:

  • 259 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 210 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 133 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Federal Way?

Rather than staying in a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this holiday, you could rent an entire house. You'll feel like a part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 678 houses currently available on HomeAway. Prices start at £22 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Apartment: 257 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £48 per night.
  • Hotel: 190 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £40 per night.
  • Condo: 170 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £41 per night.

Can I stay in Federal Way in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than exploring somewhere totally new with close friends and family. And the good news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. 167 house holiday rentals are listed. Currently, they're the leading option here for big groups. The holiday properties that are perfect for large numbers in the area include:

  • Are you looking for places that can fit 6 people? We have 324 that will suit. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your group, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 156 rental accommodation that are perfect. The starting price is £82 per night.
  • Hunting down rental properties catering to 5 people? You'll be glad to know we have 106 that will fit the bill. You can get one from just £57 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandpa and all your mates to Federal Way.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Federal Way?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reunite with those who mean the most to you and book a cost-conscious stay with HomeAway. South Tacoma is a good area to consider if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 28 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £87 per night. Another 52 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around North End. With an average price of £130 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

Explore destinations around Federal Way

1,734 holiday rentals
Gig Harbor
418 holiday rentals
Des Moines
1,106 holiday rentals
440 holiday rentals
1,691 holiday rentals
Bonney Lake
491 holiday rentals
Bainbridge Island
405 holiday rentals
1,627 holiday rentals
Vashon Island
1,164 holiday rentals
176 holiday rentals
Port Orchard
24 holiday rentals
762 holiday rentals
46 holiday rentals
544 holiday rentals
1,396 holiday rentals
314 holiday rentals
Maple Valley
144 holiday rentals
1,347 holiday rentals
University Place
227 holiday rentals
Bryn Mawr-Skyway
960 holiday rentals