Though only accessible by ferry, Vashon Island in Washington is a phenomenal place to visit and can even be thoroughly traversed over the course of a one day self-guided tour. Founded in 1792 by George Vancouver, it has evolved into a small community of farms often visited by the inhabitants of Seattle and Tacoma. Vashon Island attractions are some of the best to be found.

Art lovers will appreciate the many mediums of artwork on display and for sale at small-scale studios and along roadsides. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, textiles and glassworks are just a few of the stunning art objects awaiting the art lover. Additionally, local performing artists, musicians, writers and poets are on hand at small theaters and cafes, and a handful of small motels make this island a perfect quiet getaway for urbanites. Moreover, several bed-and-breakfasts are scattered over the island. Kayak and bike rentals are also available in many locations around the island, making this a great escape for weekend warriors.

Downtown Vashon Island

History buffs will love traversing the streets of Vashon’s Downtown

Downtown Vashon Island

Dotted with many historic buildings including a restaurant inhabiting the oldest retail building on the island, guests are treated to many shops and can even stop for a cup of coffee in a 100 year old building made of a now extinct wood.

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Things to do on Vashon Island

Your source for things to do on Vashon Island

We have gathered a comprehensive directory of things to do on Vashon Island with links to categories listings businesses on the Island on our pages here.  Click the button to the right for a more comprehensive guide of various things to do on Vashon for young couples, families, experienced folk, artists, patrons of fine dining, music lovers and more.

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