Whether you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle area or just in search of a nice island getaway, you won't find many destinations more relaxing than Clinton, WA! The island village is just a ferry ride away from the Emerald City but trades the traffic and noise of the city for the small-town atmosphere and low-key shops and restaurants of Whidbey Island. Stay in one of our vacation rentals in Clinton for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
With a population of less than a thousand residents, it's no surprise that the village of Clinton offers mostly local, family-owned attractions. In fact, 95% of the island's businesses are family-owned, making each and every shop and restaurant something unique and special. Cozy's Road House offers delicious and filling pub fare, while wineries like The Spoiled Dog and Comforts of Whidbey offer elegant tasting experiences.
Once you've finished eating, pick up a souvenir for your loved ones at venues like Ken's Korner Shopping Center or the Make Whidbey Market. If you time your visit, you can even enjoy one of the town's famous festivals. There's a farmer's market every Thursday where you can buy fresh, local ingredients to cook with back in your vacation rental, while a springtime Easter egg hunt and wintertime Holiday Bazaar offer festive distractions during your stay.
Tucked away on Whidbey Island's southeastern shore, it's no surprise that Clinton offers incredible access to the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest is known for. Your primary destination should be the shores of Columbia Beach. The soft gray sands are littered with fascinating pieces of driftwood and provide a nice place for romantic walks or quiet contemplation near the crashing waves.
Head north long enough and you'll reach Randall Point, which offers nice views of both the mainland and nearby Hat Island. If you're willing to head a little bit out of town, just head westward - that's where you'll find the freshwater fun of Deer Lake.
The cozy town of Clinton doesn't just offer its own attractions - the ferry town is a great home base for exploring the rest of Whidbey Island! Just follow Highway 525 northwest and enjoy gorgeous sights and charming stops along the way. Freeland's quirky atmosphere, the tiny town of Greenbank, and the bustle of Coupeville all await you. If you head far enough north, you can even hop back onto the mainland near Anacortes, where you can enjoy quick access to the scenic San Juan Islands.
When you need a break from the noise of the city but don't want to travel too far, our vacation rentals in Clinton are the perfect solution!
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