Photo: Callie Wong

The island has long enjoyed a reputation as a sort of artist’s colony with a quirky bent. The arts are everywhere... music, theater, glass-blowing, pottery, sculpting, you name it and it’s likely available from an island artist. Several music & performance venues offer a variety of entertainment choices each week.

Vashon is home to a large variety of dining choices with a wide range  in both price point and food types. Whether you’re looking for a more formal sit-down linen-napkin fine-dining experience or a casual jeans and T-shirt burger and fries, you’ll find the quality always high, and the friendliness welcoming. Enjoy!

From rustic cabin-style getaways snuggled in the woods to more traditional modern accommodations, Vashon caters to a large number of visitors all year long. Some properties offer weekly and monthly rates in addition to the usual per night/per person approach. It is recommended to book your stay well in advance!

Shopping on Vashon is pure pleasure compared to the city! Parking is abundant and free, traffic is never bad, and most retail shops are an easy walk from one another. In addition to your daily necessities, you will find shops offering island crafted one-of-a-kind merchandise guaranteed to raise a smile!