Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Anderson Island

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Anderson Island. This city's hiking, aquarium and restaurants draw many visitors. Museum of Glass and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Anderson Island

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Anderson Island a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Home Course Golf Course (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Eagles Pride Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Area (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Stottle Winery Tasting Room (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Chambers Bay Golf Course (6.8 mi / 11 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Anderson Island

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Anderson Island is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Area (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Joemma Beach State Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Lakewold Gardens (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Regional Athletic Complex (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Titlow Park (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Anderson Island

The nearest airport is in Olympia, WA (OLM-Olympia Regional), located 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), which is 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Anderson Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 97 holiday lettings near Anderson Island. From 69 Houses to 15 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Anderson Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Anderson Island?

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

  • Port Orchard: 27 holiday homes
  • Vashon: 1,531 holiday homes
  • Shelton: 229 holiday homes
  • Tacoma: 435 holiday homes
  • Gig Harbor: 456 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Anderson Island! 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 Anderson Island?

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

  • Port Orchard: 27 holiday lettings
  • Vashon: 1,531 holiday lettings
  • Shelton: 229 holiday lettings
  • Tacoma: 435 holiday lettings
  • Gig Harbor: 456 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 Anderson Island?

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

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium: 748 holiday rentals
  • Olympia-Lacey Station: 164 holiday rentals
  • Camp 6 Logging Museum: 743 holiday rentals
  • East Bay Public Plaza: 196 holiday rentals
  • Crescent Creek Park: 868 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Anderson Island listed on HomeAway 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.