Enjoy all-season vacation getaways on Whidbey and Camano Islands located in Puget Sound just 25 miles north of Seattle--and only two hours drive south of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Nestled between Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca are the beautiful Whidbey and Camano Islands, home to the famously delicious Penn Cove Mussels and a delectable selection of local wine and cuisine.
A trip to the islands always makes for an exceptional weekend filled with anything and everything from fun & adventure to relaxing seaside walks, hikes and small-town charm. Whidbey Island was recently named as one of Life Magazine's 100 Dream Destinations and the town of Oak Harbor was recognized as America's top ten "dreamtowns" by bizjournals.com. Whidbey and Camano Islands are ideal spots for an all season weekend getaways. Located just 60 kilometres from Seattle, Whidbey's towns including Langley, Coupeville, Freeland and Oak Harbor are known as Whidbey Island's premier waterfront communities. Camano Island offers the newly restored beachfront cabin resort at Cama Beach State Park.
Whidbey and Camano Islands provide visitors a welcome respite from the big city grind. Visitors to this celebrated island town will enjoy its selection of inns, cottages and fine restaurants. Apart from being home to such relaxing destinations, the islands also make for a prime location to base one's explorations from, being conveniently located near numerous commercial and winter outdoor attractions. For free maps and visitor guides please call 1-888-747-7777 or visit www.WhidbeyCamanoIslands.com.
This fantastic island is accessible by ferry or bridge and just might be one of the longest islands in the whole US. It has many personalities that appeal to those who love boating, horse back riding, fantastic restaurants and delightful shopping, not to mention gorgeous gardens and scenery and beautiful sights to photograph.
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A wonderful and fulfilling daytrip (or overnighter) to drive from the north end and make many stops heading south to take the ferry back via Mukilteo. Don't miss Ebey Landing, Coupeville, and many hidden beaches and side roads. You'll come back for more.
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