When one hears the word “sound”, the first thought is about music and it might not be considered that it is also a term used for place. Puget Sound in Washington
is a large estuarine system connecting to the Pacific Ocean. Several of its islands are a top destination for many visitors, especially those who enjoy boating, ferry cruising, wildlife viewing and trekking it's varied terrain.
For first time visitors to Puget Sound WA, a variety of vacation rental accommodations are available to suit any group size or need. Some of these accommodations can trace their history back to the Victorian era, while others offer views of breathtaking scenery along the coast. For a more personal and exceptional vacation experience, Puget Sound offers vacation homes and condo rentals that rival the traditional accommodation types in the region. These alternative lodgings offer flexible rental rates, larger square footage and high-class service free of charge. Vacation and condo rentals in Puget Sound WA also offer the same, if not better, views of the estuarine system which other accommodations offer at an extra cost.
Considering all the activities that are possible in Puget Sound, it is a favorite destination for tourists, fishermen and marine lovers. For those who wish to go whale watching, it is ideal to visit the region around March, April and May. This is the usual time whales are often spotted along the coast. July and August are the ideal months for fishing, especially for salmon fishing. Some visitors also recommend visiting Puget Sound’s islands between the spring and the fall. Many shops and restaurants offer great meals and events during this period.
Each island or port area specializes in a specific attraction or activity that would surely win anyone’s heart. If visitors wish to see the entire estuarine system, ferry rides and tour boats are regularly offered. In the San Juan Islands, visitors can enjoy returning back to the past as small island communities still exist. These areas show the nature of island life in the British rule. The island is also home to the San Juan Island National Historic Park, which has many great areas for bird watching or a leisurely walk.
The Friday Harbor
is where the ferries are often docked. Every day, boat trips are scheduled for those who wish to go whale watching. From the Friday Harbor, visitors can head to Orcas Island
for hiking or camping. The Lopez Island
is a favorite among cyclists given its untouched terrain. Similar to Lopez Island is Shaw Island, an untouched island which is a favorite for visitors wanting a private nature tour. Many nuns and families also visit this island for its quiet trails and available camping areas.
is another tourist favorite in Puget Sound. The island is well-known for its natural attractions and tour packages. Restaurants on the island are also a favorite and offer exquisite seafood meals, especially the famous Penn Cove Mussels.