If you're looking for an amazing, relaxing, and quick getaway during the holiday season but don't want to get on a plane or train, travel by auto and head to one of the top two beach towns in Washington state! Anacortes and Edmonds have been declared the best two Washington state beach areas to live in, so why not head there for a mini-vacation?

Best Anacortes Beaches in WASHINGTON State

Anacortes is located in Skagit County and is about three and a half hours' drive away from Yakima. You'll drive over the Snoqualmie Pass, go past Everett, Marysville, and Mt. Vernon to reach your beach getaway destination. This will make for a scenic trip, so enjoy the ride.

Fun Fact About Anacortes: The Burl Ives Edition

Legendary crooner, Burl Ives, who starred as Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, moved to Anacortes in the 80s. He is most famous for singing several classic Christmas songs that are still played on the radio and in homes today, including Have a Holly, Jolly, Christmas, Silver Bells, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, and Silver and Gold. You can visit the Anacortes Museum during the holidays and see the mural cut-outs of several characters from the Rudolph TV special.

Tugboat Beach, Anacortes WA

5103 Croatian Way, Anacortes, WA 98221
This private community park is said by Trip Advisor reviewers to be a great place to take the kids and unwind in a private beach park.

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Cap Sante Park (and Marina), Anacortes, WA

807 W Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
You don't need a boat to enjoy the marina, you could just stand there and gaze at the ones parked at the marina and pretend one of them belongs to you.

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Edmonds, WA Beaches

If you want to get out of dodge, head to Snohomish County to ooh and ahh over the Edmonds, WA, beaches. It's a two-and-a-half-hour drive to Edmonds. Just head over the pass to Seattle, keep on rolling through Bellevue, and once you reach the city of Shoreline, you're less than fifteen (15) minutes away from Edmonds beaches.

Things to Do in Edmonds, WA:

Aloha Christmas Concert at the Edmonds Center for the Arts

410 4th Ave N Edmonds, WA 98020

Enjoy some Pacific Islander heritage with this concert featuring The Mākaha Sons on December 11th. This event is part of The Return of the Kalama Heritage Festival 2021.

Edmonds Holiday Market

5th Avenue North and Bell Street, Downtown Edmonds

Visit Edmonds beaches on the weekend and whilst you're there, visit the holiday market. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Olympic Beach in Edmonds, WA

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Meadowdale Beach Park in Edmonds, WA

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Marina Beach Park in Edmonds, WA

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