2019 April Featured Destination of the Month: Whidbey and Camano Islands
Monday, April 01, 2019 06:00 AM

Whidbey and Camano Islands

Drive off the mainland and cross over by bridge or ferry and find yourself in a different world.  Life is less complicated here.  Easy to get to and easy to explore. Dine on fresh seafood or local farm fare.  Discover art galleries, beaches, historic attractions and state parks.  Settle into comfy, unforgettable lodging ranging from rustic beach cabins to luxury inns. There is a reason why the islands are called "The Shortest Distance to Far Away(C)"

Whidbey and Camano Islands Q&A:

What's one attraction that can't be missed when visiting your destination?

Deception Pass Bridge and State Park. One of the most iconic images of the state, the bridge towers 55 meters above the swirling waters connecting Saratoga Passage with the Strait of Juan de Fuca. On both sides of the bridge are the rugged and lush forests, beaches and hiking trails of Deception Pass State Park. It is the most visited park in the state of Washington. It is common to see whales, seals, porpoises, bald eagles, shore birds and deer. This is one of 9 state parks in Whidbey and Camano Islands.

What story ideas will travel media uncover at your destination?

Close to Seattle, WA these are two islands which you can easily drive to by ferry or bridge. Yet they have retained their rural character and have become a haven for artists of every kind. The fresh food from farms and the surrounding Salish Sea provide wonderful culinary experiences. They are also popular film destinations for movies, commercials and still photo shoots because of their natural, unspoiled beauty.

What plans, events does your destination have scheduled that travel media should be aware of?

The islands are home to hundreds of artisans including makers of chocolate, cheese, wine, and craft spirits and these are celebrated at festivals year round with two coming up: the Savor Spring wine and spirits event May 18-19 and Autumn on Whidbey arts, spirits and wine event November 9-10. Camano Island celebrates the arts with two weekends of its very popular open studio tours on May 10-12, 18-19. 

Is there anything else you feel travel media should know about your destination?

Coupeville is the county seat for Island County, and is the second oldest town in Washington. It has retained its rich heritage. It is located in the 17,500 acres of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve with over 400 historic buildings. The movie     Practical Magic was filmed here, and it is also home to the world headquarters of Penn Cove Shellfish, the oldest and largest mussel farm in the USA.


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