White Horse Mountain, from Old School Park, Darrington, WA

Whidbey Island is reached via a short Washington State Ferry ride from the Mukilteo Ferry dock. The main Boeing manufacturing plant is just up the hill from the Ferry, so many Boeing workers choose Whidbey Island living over the faster pace of the mainland. Known as the home of Naval Air Station Whidbey, it's many art galleries and quaint waterfront villiages andrestaurants make it a favorite weekend destination for Seattleites.