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Oak Harbor! (Image: A. Peterschmidt)

The Best Summer Day Escape is...

Welcome to our first iteration of the #SoNorthwest Awards! Even though we are literally in the business of everything PNW-related, it doesn’t mean we can come close to knowing all our beautiful region has to offer. In fact, so many of our stories focus on things we’ve learned from YOU, our viewers and readers! You are our muse, you have your finger on the pulse of this city – and we just listen. So, we asked for your help in nominating your favorite summer *fill in the blank* in five different categories. And boy, did you deliver! We got tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram, emails, and even a phone call! And while there were dozens of nominees, there could only be one winner.

And the Best Summer Day Escape is...

Oak Harbor!

Oak Harbor is located on Whidbey Island. The population is 22,075 and is home to beautiful views of the water, campgrounds, B&B's, city parks, county parks, national parks, RV parks, state parks, farmers markets, fishing, scuba diving, golfing - all of the things! Basically it's the best place to take a little breather from wherever you are! Can you feel the island vibes already?!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's #SoNorthwest Awards category: Best Cool Treat on a Hot Day!