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Puget Sound

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The Puget Sound is a region in Washington.

Regions

  • Seattle is the major city in the region, indeed the state, and a major travel destination in its own right
  • Seattle is located within King County and this article deals with Seattle's neighbors
  • West of Seattle is the Kitsap Peninsula, the heart of the Puget Sound with miles and miles of shoreline
  • In the North Sound Region are a group of islands, such as Camano Island and Whidbey Island, plus Everett and surrounding towns on the northern end of the Seattle metropolitan area,
  • In the South Sound Region are major industrial cities like Tacoma, as well as the state capital at Olympia

Cities

Seattle

King County

  • Bellevue - one of the top five cities in the state
  • Redmond - home to industry giants, Microsoft and Nintendo of America
  • Renton
  • SeaTac - home to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Kitsap Peninsula

North Sound

South Sound

  • Puyallup
  • Tacoma — County capital of Pierce County
  • Olympia — capital of Washington state and of Thurston County

Other destinations

Understand

Puget Sound is a sheltered arm of ocean between Seattle and the mainland of Washington State to the east and the Olympic Peninsula to the west. The southern boundary is marked by where the mainland and the Olympic Peninsula meet, near Tacoma. The northern boundary is marked by Admiralty Pass and the Strait of San Juan de Fuca. The San Juan Islands are, contrary to frequent belief, not in Puget Sound.

For our travel guide purposes, the Puget Sound region consists Puget Sound itself, the islands of Puget SOund, plus the mainland which forms the eastern boundary of Puget Sound. That is, it consists of Island, Snohomish, Kitsap, King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties.

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