Summertime in Washington State is a fantastic opportunity to make a weekend visit to Vashon Island. With temperatures in the warm, mid-’70s, this fun, romantic getaway is ideal for couples. If you’ve been looking for a unique, waterfront destination that offers plenty of entertainment and nice places to stay and relax, this spot is a must-go for 2019.
Vashon Island – A Ferry Ride to Paradise
Vashon-Maury Island boasts 45 miles of shoreline and you can ride the ferry for around $5 to get there! From either Seattle (if you’re flying in) or up North near Burien, it takes less than an hour to arrive on the Island. Close by, you’ll have access to air-conditioned, beachfront, amenity-filled properties along with a list of nearby recreation and dining options. If being surrounded by glorious mountains and waters at sunset is your thing, Vashon is for you!
Top 10 Events to Hit this Summer
Who doesn’t love an excuse to combine a meal with good company? Near you, you’ll find 71 amazing dining options. Cuisine on the Island ranges from vegetarian to beer gardens and pub-style fare, to sushi and premium Mexican food. Kicking off the summer event’s calendar is Cinco de Mayo 2019 with margaritas and festive, delicious eats. The events line up also includes 5/11/19 Kite Day, an Ultra-Marathon held June 1st, the entertaining Sheepdog Classic on 6/6/19, and a Garden Party to be held June 21st.
Independence Day Week-Long Celebrations
For the July 4th holiday this year, Vashon Island will host the Blues and Brews Festival on Saturday, June 29th to get things started. For the 4th of July, the Island displays fireworks around 10 pm at Quartermaster Harbor where visitors can take advantage of daytime paddle sports and park recreation prior to the big show. Later in the month, the island’s famous Strawberry Festival (now celebrating its 110th anniversary) takes place from July 19- 21st this year. There are a number of summertime concerts to hit up and finally, beachcombing galore.
The Heart of the Sound
Known as the Heart of the Sound, visitors come home rejuvenated, with memories to last. Whether you spend your time exploring outdoors or in the quaint downtown area shopping through bookstores and nearby coffee-houses, this location spot is always sure to please. The towns charm combines a laid-back vibe with a multitude of wildlife ready to take in. Close by, there’s always a friendly face to help direct you to the best this Island has to offer.
If Washington is near you anyway, or even if a visit requires some planning to add to the calendar, visiting during the summer months is highly worthwhile! The Pacific Northwest coastline beckons. This scenic destination is full of culture, breathtaking sites, and most of all, affordable.