The islands off the Washington coast give plenty of perspective to the area. 2000
The San Juan Islands provide one of the best whale watching opportunities anywhere in the world, and Fidalgo Island is a great place to start. Both Island Adventures and Mystic Sea Charters operate out of Anacortes and provide whale watching tours. If camping is your thing, Washington Park offers camping on the west side of the island, and features a scenic 2.2-mile loop road that winds through the park's forested hills and meadows with views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains.
From Skagit Valley & Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands