Dream Island Escapes

Craving an island vacation? Get inspired by these exotic destinations.

Savor the San Juan Islands

A tour of these Puget Sound isles might be the country's most authentic foodie road (and ferry) trip.

Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Photo: Michael Hanson

Purple Fields

When vivid splashes of violet start to appear in the rolling hills, you know you're approaching Pelindaba Lavender Farm. A tour of owner Steven Robins' shop is almost a three-credit course in lavender history and its culinary, medicinal, and household uses. You'll walk out nibbling lavender-infused chocolate (and probably toting some all-purpose cleaner, too). 45 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor, WA, 360/378-4248; pelindabalavender.com.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey