Vashon Island can be reached by taking a ferry from Seattle or Tacoma. Visitors will find plenty of things to do on Vashon island. People who want unusual Vashon Island things to do can spend the night at a lighthouse or see a bicycle growing out of a tree.
There are plenty of things to do on Vashon Island, travelers can admire scenic views while they picnic at Point Robinson Park. Mount Rainier and Tacoma are visible from the beach. Walking trails here wind through the woods. The Point Robinson Lighthouse here is open for tours.Two bungalows at the lighthouse can be rented for a weekend or a week. One bungalow will accommodate six people, and the other bungalow has room for four. The bungalows have full kitchens and front porches with views of the water.Visitors to the island who have worked up an appetite hiking through the woods on Point Robinson can head to downtown Vashon for some coffee and food. The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie is in a building that is more than 100 years old. This is the former home of The Wet Whisker. The Wet Whisker later became Seattle’s Best Coffee. Coffee and espresso are served in The Minglement in this building. Hungry tourists can order sandwiches or salads to go. Customers can buy organic food and gifts here. Among all of the things to do on Vashon Island, people who want a big breakfast before they go on a hike through the woods can stop at The Hardware Store for eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. Coffee drinks available here include espressos, lattes and mochas. Shopping is one of the many things to do on Vashon Island. Vashon Bookshop offers new and used books. Handmade items and artwork by local artists are available at Heron’s Nest. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are sold at The Country Store & Farm. Wine made on the island is available at Vashon Island Winery.
The bicycle in the tree is in the woods less than three miles from the downtown Vashon area. This small bicycle grew into the tree after a little boy left it in the woods during the 1950s. It is approximately seven feet off the ground and attracts a number of visitors annually.