The Island Getaway Everyone In Washington Needs To Take This Winter

The words “winter island getaway” mean something a little different in Washington. We might not have Maui or Key West, but we do have the gorgeous Whidbey and San Juan Islands—and what they lack in high temperatures, they make up for in scenery. But if you’re looking for a quiet escape in a totally peaceful setting this winter, head to Vashon Island and stay at The Lodges.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Vashon Island is accessible via a short ferry ride from West Seattle. And if you can’t make it to Vashon, perhaps a trip to the San Juan Islands is in order.