What is the best way to visit the islands? Which should I go to? When should I go?

John Roderick talks about the islands in Puget Sound, like Bainbridge Island, Whidbey Island, Vashon Island, and the San Juan Islands.

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Wallingford Visit Page
Island County A ruggedly scenic area northwest of Seattle that contains Whidbey and Camano Islands, whose main city is Coupeville, a quaint strip along the eastern side of Whidbey Island.
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Bainridge Island Small island directly west of Seattle. A popular destination for a ferry ride or a jaunt along the Olympic Peninsula.
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Whidbey Island The largest of the islands in Island County, the pastoral views of Whidbey Island provide a wealth of activities, from fishing and farm visits to fine dining.
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Vashon Island Another island just southwest of Seattle, Vashon is full of shopping, eateries, and outdoor activities.
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University Inn

  • Address: 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone: (206) 632-5055
  • Website: universityinnseattle.com

Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels

  • Address: 103-118th Ave SE, Ste 300, Bellevue WA 98005
  • Neighborhood: Bellevue/Eastside
  • Phone: (425) 637-9800
  • Website: silvercloud.com

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle/University District

  • Address: 4501 12th Avenue NE, Seattle WA 98105
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone: (206) 322-8887
  • Website: marriott.com