We are flying to Seattle mid May for 5 nights. We have heard wonderful things about the San Juan’s and are looking forward to experiencing its beauty. None of us have been to Seattle, nor the San Juan's before. We are renting cars and will catch the ferry out of Anacortes. There are 7 adults and 3 "easy to please" children under 5 in our party. We enjoy hiking, scenic drives and being in nature.
For the 5 nights, I am thinking 2 nights in Whidbey Island, 2 in San Juan, and perhaps one night in Seattle. We really wanted to go to Victoria Island, but felt we were trying to put too much into one trip with little ones. It seems if you stay one night, you only have an afternoon/evening, as you have to get in "line" early the next morning for the return. But we are not ruling it out if it is feasible.
I know these questions are asked over and over, and it often boils down to personal preference, but I would appreciate some input as to how long to stay at each place, or maybe if we should spend our time more in the San Juan’s/Victoria instead of Whidbey. I would also welcome any "must see" suggestions. I figure we can't go too wrong with any agenda, but would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!