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Vashon Island, WA
Julia Kuskin

Vashon Island, WA

Enjoy an idyllic island getaway in Seattle’s backyard. Crowd-free and small enough to navigate by bike, Vashon Island was made for day-trippers.

More: Hop a ferry to Vashon Island 

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