Posted January 19th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Great suggestions from Budget Queen, especially the Whidbey Island loop. (if you take that drive be sure to stop at Fort Casey, interesting old military sight).
Yes, you would need a car for any of those trips.
Another nice day trip would be to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula; lovely old Victorian homes.
DASEY, here's the link to the ferry system. The summer schedule isn't up yet.