Do you know that feeling when you wake up on Saturday morning, the weather looks beautiful and you’re in the mood for a road trip adventure? So, you jump in the car, and off you go. I love those days when I don’t have a pre-planned trip, just spend a few minutes looking at the map and set up my mind. Last Saturday my choice for the trip was the Whidbey Island. The island is only a 20-minute ferry ride over the ‘pond’ from the Seattle area, but we decide to go on an alternative route through a Deception Pass, which connects the island with the mainland. Our first stop is at La Conner, a little tourist town famous for daffodil and tulip festivals. But March isn’t the right season for blooms, yet could be a good time to explore the area and get a quick lunch. La Conner Brewing Company is my favorite restaurant there because it offers the most delicious Greek salad and wood-fired pizzas. They are the best, and the place is overcrowded for lunch.
We make a short stop to marvel spectacular views of Deception Pass – an iconic bridge that connects two islands over a saltwater canyon. This is one of the most visited spot in the state of Washington, and I’m not surprised to see rows of cars parked along the way and couples taking selfies against a beautiful backdrop.
Whidbey Island landscape looks rural, yet pretty, with towns, farms, art galleries, gift shops, wineries, and breweries scattered along the way. They can cater for any tourist tastes. Langley is our final destination before we catch a ferry. This ‘village by the sea’ or rural Bohemia has it all to charm you – the quaint streets with art galleries, antique and clothing boutiques and much more.
I fell in love with this waterfront germ, and will be back for the weekend in the summer time.