Whidbey Island Wins Best of the Northwest Escapes!

Whidbey Island – The Best Island Getaway – in Evening Magazine’s Best of the Northwest Escapes!

Two weeks ago I told you about some of the exciting things that had just happened on Whidbey Island, and that I was excited to hear what the next 7 days would bring.  Well the news was great  again last week:  King-5 TV’s Evening Magazine has released the results of their Best of the Northwest Escapes for 2011 Awards, and Whidbey Island fared really well.  In addition to receiving the award for Best Island Getaway, we also scored in many other areas.  I’ve tried to provide web links to every winner, so bookmark this page and come back to it often:

1st Place – Best Island Getaway Whidbey Island!

1st Place – Best State Park, Best CampgroundDeception Pass State Park, North Whidbey Island

1st Place – Best Lighthouse – Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville

2nd Place – Best Roadside AttractionDeception Pass

2nd Place – Best Boating AdventureDeception Pass Tours – Cornet Bay, North Whidbey Island

2nd Place – Best Eco AdventureAnacortes Kayak Tours, Anacortes (so technically not on Whidbey Island, but they do tours out of Deception Pass State Park that are great fun)

3rd Place – Best Bed & BreakfastBlue Goose Inn, Coupeville

3rd Place – Best Surfing DestinationFort Ebey State Park, Coupeville, WA

3rd Place – Best Place to Watch a Sunset – Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park, (again, technically not on Whidbey Island, but in Deception Pass State Park…and you can get the same sunset at West Beach in Deception Pass State Park on the Whidbey Island side of the bridge!)

4th Place – Best Hiking TrailEbey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Coupeville

4th Place – Best Whale Watching AdventureWhidbey Island Kayaking Company, Langley, WA

Getting to Whidbey Island4th Place – Best Storm WatchingDeception Pass State Park, North Whidbey Island

 4th Place – Best Picnic Spot  – Deception Pass State Park, North Whidbey Island

4th Place – Best Scenic DriveWhidbey Island Scenic Isle Way

5th Place – Best Windsurfing Destination – Windjammer Park (also/formerly known as City Beach Park), downtown Oak Harbor

5th Place – Best Bird WatchingEagles on Whidbey Island

Congratulations to all the award winners, and congratulations to all the residents of Whidbey Island who work so hard to make such this a wonderful place to live!


About halhovey

A transplant from the east coast, I spent many years living in the deserts of Arizona and Nevada before finally finding a little piece of paradise on Whidbey Island that I call home. This is where I chose to raise my kids, set down roots, and eventually retire. In my blog I hope to share timely information and statitistics about our local real estate market, as well as a few of the people, places and homes around Whidbey Island that I find special, or interesting.
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5 Responses to Whidbey Island Wins Best of the Northwest Escapes!

  1. Stasha says:

    Yay Whidbey! We are so lucky to live here. Hope many will come and visit us.

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