Located on Case Inlet, Harstene is the second largest island in the South Puget Sound. This quiet island remains predominantly rural with winding country back roads leading to natural beach parks and private cabin communities.
North Tacoma's elegant history is preserved in some of its earliest structures built by the first European settlers of Old Town and Ruston. Foundational restaurants and shops as well as many concerts and cultural events keep Tacomas past thriving into the present.
Located in the South Puget Sound on Budd Inlet, the Washington State Capitol plays host to a well maintained waterfront of pristine parks, recreational marinas, and a nature conservancy. Natural surroundings of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound compliment the city's impressive legislative and historical architecture.
A classic sleepy Northwest coastal town lying beneath Mt. Rainier along the shores of the Sound, Steilacoom was the first incorporated town of the Washington territory and the seat of much state history.
Just south of Seattle, the waterfront of Tacoma defines and maintains the city's own unique identity. Seven miles of shoreline spreading from the Thea Foss Waterway to the natural beauty of Point Defiance Park welcome visitors into the town's community and invite exploration of Tacomas waterfront history.
Vashon and its sister Maury Island to the east are accessible by a short ferry ride from West Seattle or from Point Defiance in the south. Visitors will find the town of Vashon nestled five miles south of the North Ferry Terminal, while the rural landscape of farms and parks covers much of the island.