Vashon Island is famous as the place where Seattle's Best Coffee Company was founded (now it is owned by Starbucks since 2005). The place has other attractions besides that like having small farms and wonderful sceneries but its main draw is the strawberry festival. Like other areas of Metropolitan Seattle, the island is service by the Washington States ferries since it has no bridges connecting to the mainland. Vashon has two ferry terminals. The southern terminus of the Vashon Highway is the Tahlequah Ferry Terminal, connected to the Point Defiance neighborhood of Tacoma. The northern terminus of the Vashon Highway is the Heights Dock at Point Vashon, which services the state ferry docks at Southworth, Fauntleroy in West Seattle, and Downtown Seattle.
Take a ferry to Vashon Island. The ride is beautiful, you can walk on the beach and see Sea Anemonies. The green growth and flowers there is amazing. There is a youth hostel there that is comfortable.