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Renton is a beautiful city located in King County in west-central Washington. It is situated about 13 miles southeast of Seattle and straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington. As of April 2010, the estimated population of Renton was 86,230. The town was originally founded as a farming community. However, when it was incorporated in 1901, it had grown to be an important coal mining and timber processing town. The town's population boomed during World War II when Boeing built a factory there, which continues to be in operation today. The city's location on the shore of Lake Washington offers spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown, adding to the natural beauty. Renton is known for its diverse shopping, arts and entertainment venues and impressive Antiques District. There are lots of fun things to do in the town, including beautiful parks for recreation, festivals and special events. Renton also boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita of any of the major cities in Washington, with choices ranging from fast food, to casual dining and local five-star restaurants. Other attractions include the Renton Civic Theater, the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center , and boat cruises on Lake Washington from Southport.

Surrounding areas: Newport, Washington (6.3 mi), Mount Baker, Washington (7.4 mi), Bellevue, Washington (8.8 mi), Issaquah, Washington (9.2 mi), Seattle, Washington (10.1 mi), Vashon Island, Washington (12.8 mi), Southworth, Washington (13.4 mi)

Renton Vacation Rentals

Renton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Benson Downs11100 Se176th StRenton, WA (425) 271-7797
Clarion Hotel3700 E Valley RdRenton, WA (425) 251-9591
Econo Lodge4710 LK Washington Blvd NeRenton, WA (425) 228-2858
Extended Stay Deluxe1150 Oakesdale Ave SWRenton, WA (425) 228-2454
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Renton1801 E Valley RdRenton, WA (425) 430-1414
Hilton Garden Inn1801 E Valley RdRenton, WA (425) 430-1414
Holiday Inn SelectOne S Grady WayRenton, WA (425) 226-7700
Larkspur Landing Hotel Seattle/Renton1701 E Valley RdRenton, WA (425) 235-1212
Marriott Execustay @ Springbrook5301 Talbot Rd SRenton, WA (800) 428-3867
Oakwood Worldwide/ Breckenridge Heights1923 Brittany Ln SWRenton, WA (800) 577-5506
Quality Inn Renton1850 Maple Valley HwyRenton, WA (425) 226-7600
Springhill Suites200 SW 19th StRenton, WA (888) 287-9400
Towneplace Suites By Marriott300 SW 19TH StRenton, WA (425) 917-2000
Homewood Suites By Hilton6955 Fort Dent WayTukwila, WA1.9 mi.(206) 433-8000
Homestead Studio Suites Hotels15635 W Valley HwySeattle, WA2.0 mi.(425) 235-7160
Best Western Southcenter Hotel15901 W Valley HwySeattle, WA2.1 mi.(425) 226-1812
Comfort Suites Tukwila7200 Fun Center WayTukwila, WA2.1 mi.(425) 227-7200
Courtyard By Marriott-Seatac Area16038 W Valley HwySeattle, WA2.2 mi.(425) 255-0300
Residence Inn By Marriott - Seattle South16201 West Valley HwySeattle, WA2.3 mi.(425) 226-5500
Days Inn Seattle South/Tukwila13050 48TH Ave SSeattle, WA2.6 mi.(206) 241-2200
Extended Stay America15451 53rd Ave SSeattle, WA2.8 mi.(206) 244-2537
Doubletree Guest Suites16500 Southcenter PkwySeattle, WA2.9 mi.(206) 575-8220
Econo Lodge13910 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA3.2 mi.(206) 244-0810
Hampton Inn Seattle Southcenter7200 S 156TH StTukwila, WA3.2 mi.(206) 228-5800
Towneplace Suites Seattle Southcenter18123 72nd Ave SKent, WA3.3 mi.(253) 796-6000
Jet Inn Motel3747 142ND STukwila, WA3.3 mi.(206) 431-0085
Sea Tac North Travelodge14845 Pacific Hwy STukwila, WA3.4 mi.(206) 242-1777
Sutton Suites Extended Stay3423 S 160th StSea Tac, WA3.8 mi.(206) 431-6884
Red Lion Hotel Seattle South At Boeing Field11244 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA3.9 mi.(206) 762-0300
Motel 616500 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA4.2 mi.(206) 246-4101
Ramada Inn And Suites16720 International BlvdSeatac, WA4.3 mi.(206) 277-0700
Red Roof Inn16838 International BlvdSeattle, WA4.3 mi.(206) 248-0901
Motel 6 #09018900 47TH Ave SSeattle, WA4.4 mi.(206) 241-1648
Quality Inn Sea Tac17101 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA4.4 mi.(206) 246-7000
Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport17001 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA4.4 mi.(206) 244-6000
Seattle Seatac Airport Marriott3201 S 176th StSeattle, WA4.4 mi.(888) 236-2427
Clarion Hotel3000 S 176TH StSeatac, WA4.5 mi.(206) 242-0200
Holiday Inn Seattle Sea Tac International Airport17338 International BlvdSeattle, WA4.5 mi.(206) 248-1000
Rodeway Inn2930 S 176th StSeattle, WA4.5 mi.(206) 246-9300
Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center17620 Pacific Hwy SSeattle, WA4.6 mi.(206) 244-4800
Bed & Breakfast
Chelsea Station Bed & Breakfast Inn4915 Linden Ave NSeattle, WA14.0 mi.(206) 547-6077
Shumway Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn11410 99TH PL NeKirkland, WA15.2 mi.(425) 823-2303
Waterfall Gardens B&B7269 Ne Bergman RdBainbridge Isle, WA20.6 mi.(206) 842-1434

Renton Weather & Climate

Northwest Washington, near Olympic National Park, , is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Hood Canal and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Olympic Peninsula is anchored by the Olympic Mountains. The region is divided into three basic regions: the Pacific coastline, the Olympic Mountains and the temperate rainforest. No other place in the United States can match its diversity in terrain and weather in such a compact geographic area. Therefore, weather in this region is very difficult to define. The coastal areas have mild weather year round with low coastal fog. Mount Olympus receives a large amount of snow. The rainforest receives annual precipitation of about 150 inches, making this the wettest area in the continental U.S. (the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii gets more rain.)

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 45°F 35°F 5.13 in. -
February 49°F 37°F 4.18 in. -
March 53°F 39°F 3.75 in. -
April 58°F 42°F 2.59 in. -
May 64°F 47°F 1.78 in. -
June 69°F 51°F 1.49 in. -
July 75°F 55°F 0.79 in. -
August 75°F 55°F 1.02 in. -
September 70°F 51°F 1.63 in. -
October 59°F 45°F 3.19 in. -
November 50°F 39°F 5.90 in. -
December 45°F 35°F 5.62 in. -

Renton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Renton Municipal airport (RNT) located right in Renton, the Seattle Tacoma International airport (SEA) located approximately 4 miles west of Renton in Seattle, Washington, and finally Boeing Field King County International airport (BFI) located roughly 5 miles northwest of Renton in Seattle, Washington.

Renton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun Forest Amusement ParkSeattleWA10.1 mi.
Wild Waves and Enchanted VillageFederal WayWA12.0 mi.
Remlinger FarmsCarnationWA18.2 mi.
Puyallup FairPuyallupWA20.9 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA12.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Maplewood Golf CourseRentonWA 
Foster Golf LinksTukwilaWA1.8 mi.
Golf Club at NewcastleNewcastleWA4.5 mi.
Tyee Valley Golf ClubSeatacWA5.4 mi.
Druids GlenKentWA7.2 mi.
Riverbend Golf ComplexKentWA7.2 mi.
Bellevue Municipal Golf CourseBellevueWA8.8 mi.
Crossroads Par 3 Golf CourseBellevueWA8.8 mi.
Greenlake Golf CourseSeattleWA9.7 mi.
Interbay Family Golf CenterSeattleWA9.7 mi.
Jefferson Park Golf ClubSeattleWA9.7 mi.
West Seattle Golf CourseSeattleWA9.7 mi.
Auburn Golf CourseAuburnWA10.3 mi.
Elk Run Golf ClubMaple ValleyWA10.4 mi.
Lake Wilderness Golf CourseMaple ValleyWA10.4 mi.
Links at Olson MansionMaple ValleyWA10.4 mi.
Village Greens Golf CoursePort OrchardWA10.4 mi.
Christys Golf Range & Par 3Federal WayWA12.1 mi.
Jade Greens Golf ClubAuburnWA12.7 mi.
Washington National Golf ClubAuburnWA12.7 mi.
Trilogy Golf Club at Redmond RidgeRedmondWA13.7 mi.
Willows Run Golf ClubRedmondWA13.7 mi.
Snoqualmie Falls Golf CourseFall CityWA16.6 mi.
Tall Chief Golf CourseFall CityWA16.6 mi.
Twin Rivers Golf CourseFall CityWA16.6 mi.
Carnation Golf CourseCarnationWA16.9 mi.
Jackson Park Golf CourseSeattleWA17.6 mi.
Meadowmeer Golf & Country ClubBainbridge IslandWA18.8 mi.
Wayne Public Golf CourseBothellWA19.1 mi.
Allenmore Public Golf CourseTacomaWA19.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA89.2 mi.
State Parks
Saltwater State ParkWA9.2 mi. 
Lake Sammamish State ParkWA9.4 mi. 
Bridle Trails State ParkWA11.7 mi. 
Dash Point State ParkWA14.7 mi. 
Fort Ward State ParkWA15.7 mi. 
Manchester State ParkWA16.7 mi. 
Saint Edwards State ParkWA17.1 mi. 
Flaming Geyser State ParkWA17.3 mi. 
Black Diamond Bridge Site State ParkWA17.9 mi. 
Green River Gorge State ParkWA17.9 mi. 
Black Diamond Bridge State ParkWA18.1 mi. 
Illahee State ParkWA19.0 mi. 
Kanaskat-Palmer State ParkWA19.0 mi. 
Fay-Bainbridge State ParkWA20.0 mi. 
Nolte State ParkWA20.4 mi. 
Old Man House State ParkWA22.6 mi. 
Rigney State ParkWA24.3 mi. 
Twin Falls State ParkWA24.3 mi. 
Kopachuck State ParkWA24.4 mi. 
Cutts Island State ParkWA24.5 mi. 
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll ArtBellevueWA8.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Nordic Heritage MuseumSeattleWA10.1 mi.(History)
Washington State Museum of History and IndustrySeattleWA10.1 mi.(History)
Burke Museum of Natural History and CultureSeattleWA10.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
University of Washington Fish CollectionSeattleWA10.1 mi.(Science)
Museum of FlightSeattleWA10.1 mi.(Technology)
International Shoah Art MuseumSeattleWA10.1 mi.(Art)
Children's MuseumSeattleWA10.1 mi.(Children's)
Snohomish County Museum and Historical AssociationEverettWA34.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA10.1 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA10.1 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA19.1 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA42.6 mi.

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