North Puget Sound, Washington is a peaceful, majestic place to visit anytime throughout the year. Known for its many Islands, abundance of outdoor recreation, and laid-back atmosphere, this is an idyllic vacation destination. From perusing the wineries and small shops on Whidbey Island to beachcombing on Camano Island to taking day trips to the San Juans from Anacortes, you will feel like you’re far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Be ready to take in the beauty of the mountains and serene feeling of being close to the water and nature. With the Pacific Ocean just to your west and the Cascade Mountains to your east, the landscapes you see in every direction will leave you awestruck.
The Puget Sound in Washington is 1.6 million acres and 2,500 miles of shoreline, full of possible ways to fill up your days. The area is one of the most unique geographic areas you may ever visit. Pacific Northwest terrain and Pacific Ocean wildlife all come together here. See it all from the water as you cruise comfortably on one of the many options available here.
This group of islands offers incredible views of the Pacific Northwest landscape, including old growth forest and spectacular views of the Puget Sound. Moran State Park is located on Orcas Island, offering hiking trails, bike trails, climbing options, and lake activities with five lakes to select from. Enjoy the scenic drive to the top of Mt.Constitution and view the San Juan Islands from high above.
This small park provides a wonderful option for being near the the water, hiking, or spending a night out under the stars. From here you can visit the Washington shore line and catch either a sunrise or a sunset. This is a great place to go fishing if you prefer to catch your own gourmet dinner.
Argosy Cruises, based in Seattle offers sightseeing cruises around the Puget Sound. Puget Sound Express is based in Port Townsend, and also offers sightseeing tours as well as whale watching tours.
History or military buffs, take note! Fort Flagler, located at the northern end of Marrowstone Island, was established before World War I. It was maintained throughout WWII and the Korean War to guard the Puget Sound from possible threats coming from the Pacific. You can follow a guided tour or explore at your own leisure. However, this is not just a piece of history. The Fort Flagler Historical State Park is opened for kite flying, hiking, boating, fishing, clam digging, and even paragliding. You can truly spend a day here and never run out of things to do!
Just a short drive north of Seattle awaits a zip line experience through the canopy of the amazing, old forest of Washington. Canopy Tours NW offers six different zip lines to choose from for an adventurous experience you will never forget!