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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