The incredible scenery in this locale has made it a tourist magnet in the past couple of years. It also provides both visitors and locals with plenty of recreational activities. Eastsound is situated on the Orcas Island of the San Juan County in Washington and is a recognised tourist resort. Housing for visitors is in the form of log cabins and waterfront homes. Studios are also available.
Summer brings droves of hikers to the Orcas Island and in the Moran State Park they find 30 miles of hiking trails for their enjoyment. One of the challenges presented by these trails is the ascent to Mount Constitution. But those who make it to the top (roughly 2,400 feet above sea level) will be rewarded with some glorious panoramas. These views are further enhanced by an observation tower there which was constructed in 1930. During the hike visitors will also meet some astonishing features such as the Rustic Falls.
Avid golfers will not be averse to spending time in Eastsound as in the Orcas Island Golf Course they will find a challenging, beautifully designed WSGA rated course boasting lush greenery and a smattering of wildlife. The beauty is that golfers at all levels, be they amateurs or pros, can enjoy these facilities. Those wishing to spoil themselves instead can head to Orcas Spa & Athletics where they will receive a variety of treatments from massages to facials. They can also take a relaxing swim in the pools there.
Walking around the town of Eastsound is not only enjoyable and relaxing, it also leads visitors to some of its monuments. One of the more interesting of these is the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, a delightful structure that was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Lovers of nature or lovers looking for a romantic getaway might want to venture to another of San Juan?s islands, Sucia, and visit its park. Or Matia Island State Park. All in all there are over a dozen of these parks scattered on San Juan?s Islands which are all well worth a visit. Those with romantic designs should consider having a picnic on one of the island beaches. Another great place for lovers to share quality time is at the New Leaf Cafe. They not only provide the perfect ambiance, they offer a variety excellent dishes and a decent wine list to go with them.
This locale provides perfectly mild weather conducive for the many outdoor recreational activities available. At the height of summer, temperatures don?t go beyond 22°C while in winter they stay well above freezing, the coldest days being 1°C. The area experiences relatively little rainfall with most of it coming during winter.
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is this area?s main gateway and it lies about an hour and a half from Eastsound. This facility serves both international carriers such as British Airways and Emirates and regional airliners such as American Airlines and United Airlines. Once they have alighted at Sea-Tac, as it?s also called, tourists will find plenty of cabs at their disposal. To get a rental vehicle, visitors will have to board a shuttle that will take them to the rentals counters.