17 miles from Seattle
Seattle is a high-energy destination that offers guests and locals all of the big-city appeal that makes a bustling metropolis so irresistible. Between the restaurants, shows, museums and historical landmarks, its never difficult to find something to see, do and explore. Whether you prefer a trip that comes complete with guided tours or can’t wait to explore independently, Seattle is a place that beckons travelers to come and see something completely new no matter what time of year you arrive. In addition to the big-city approach to life, Seattle enjoys close proximity to some truly spectacular nearby island communities. Well-worth a day trip when you’re looking for the best in Seattle-based excursions, Vashon Island stands out as a particularly intriguing destination.
An Artistic Island Heart
Hop a Seattle ferry for only $4.30 round trip to make your way to Vashon Island which sits tucked into the Puget Sound. You’ll quickly leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind to find yourself a world away on an island that boasts beautiful beaches, eclectic shops and a population dedicated to a serene way of life. While cars are allowed on Vashon Island, bikes are a more popular mode of transportation. Once you step off the ferry, it’s only a five-mile ride to the center of town. Enjoy this primary route to the heart of Vashon Island or feel free to peddle other directions and enjoy the tranquil and beautiful landscape at a leisurely pace. Vashon Island Bicycles provides day-rentals for only $20 but it should be noted that services are not available Mondays.
What to Do While You’re Here
Vashon Island is known for its white sand beaches, pristine parks, many art galleries and dazzling trails made for exploring. A visit to Point Robinson Park comes highly recommended while you’re here as this destination includes a free tour of the lighthouse on Sundays through the month of September. If you’re in the mood for some ultra-fresh fare, be sure to swing by the Vashon Farmers Market which takes place year-round on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and highlights the many island flavors that make up this fascinating destination.
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