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Enjoy a romantic and peaceful getaway to one of Whidbey Island's luxurious Vacation Rental Homes, or bring your hiking boots to one of the state parks listed below and experience for yourself why Whidbey Island is so popular with local Puget Sound Natives. In addition to offering a laid-back atmosphere and romantic get-away accommodations, Whidbey Island also is in the "rain shadow" of the Olympic Mountains and receives half the annual rainfall of Seattle.

Narrow country roads winding through farmland make for a relaxing drive and welcome respite from the freeways of the mainland. Small towns and villages on Whidbey Island offer pleasant shops, casual browsing and good food. State parks provide easy access to outdoor activities and scenic views of Puget Sound and distant mountains.

 History buffs will note that Whidbey Island has long been viewed as a key defense site. There are military relics from bygone eras, including 19th century blockhouses originally built to protect against Native American attack and concrete bunkers from World War II, as well as todays Naval Air Station Whidbey near Oak Harbor. While soaking up the history, stretch your legs with a seven mile hike along the shoreline from Fort Casey to Fort Ebey.

Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island is a 467-acre marine camping park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A coast artillery post features two historic guns on display. The park features 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet), and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile-plus stretch of land separating Admirality Inlet and Crocket Lake.
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