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Island Vibes: 11 Local Islands to Visit With Kids

From serene San Juan to bucolic Vashon, your handy insider’s guide to Puget Sound island getaways

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Published on: August 27, 2021

ferry sliding into friday harbor on san juan island at dusk during a purple sunset

Island vibes

Here in western Washington, we’ve been blessed with myriad picturesque islands dotted throughout Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. Each island bursts with its own unique attractions, such as the lavender farms of San Juan and the quiet beaches of Vashon. If you’re ready for a family getaway that feels farther away than it truly is, read on. These islands have something for everyone, especially the kids! 

Use the arrows above the photo to explore our idyllic island insiders' guides.

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