Things to Do on Vashon Island




Downtown Vashon Island

Farmers Market

Vashon Island can be reached by taking a ferry from Seattle or Tacoma. Visitors can do a search for fun things to do near me, and will find plenty of activities nearby 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.When on the Island there are plenty of things to do near you, travelers can admire scenic views while they picnic at Point Robinson Park. Mount Rainier and Tacoma are visible close by from the beach. Activities that include walking trails wind through the woods. The Point Robinson Lighthouse is open for tours. Two bungalows at the lighthouse can be rented for a weekend or a week to continue to explore things to do near you on Vashon Island. 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 can head to downtown Vashon for some coffee and food near you.

Coffee on the island is easy to find. Just search for coffee near me and you’ll start with Cafe Luna or the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie located 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 can be found near you on the island at The Country Store & Farm. Wine made on the island is available near you at the Vashon Island Winery.

The bicycle in the tree is nearby 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.

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    Point Robinson Keepers’ Quarters

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    Lavender Hill Farm

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    Quartermaster Yacht Club

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    Relish Cooking School

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    Camp Sealth

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    Vashon Adventures

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    The KVI Beach House


    Wingehaven Park