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There’s still some summer left, and we’re thinking a road trip is the perfect way to end the month of August. (Image: Thinkstock)

One Tank, One Car, One Prize

There’s still some summer left, and we’re thinking a road trip is the perfect way to end the month of August.

We’re continuing our one-tank trip series, traveling to the most picturesque one-tank destinations and give you an opportunity to win exciting prizes!

With the One Tank Trips sweepstakes from your Western Washington Honda Dealers, there are many chances to win weekly prizes, outdoor expeditions, vacation getaways, and the grand prize…a 3-year lease on a new 2016 Honda Civic!

This week we headed up to Snug Harbor Resort in the northwest corner of San Juan Island. And we got there in less than a tank of gas in our brand new Honda Accord!

The Accord has a lot more going for it than good gas mileage (27 city/37 Highway). The Sedan LX CVT gets up and goes with 185 Horsepower, but all that speed doesn't mean no safety. The Accord has an NHTSA 5 Star Overall Safety Rating and is on the Best Family Cars List. Add features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and Pandora compatibility, and a multi-angle rearview camera and you have the ultimate road trip car!

After an easy drive to Anacortes, we hopped the ferry to Friday Harbor and checked into Snug Harbor Resort. The resort has its own marina and with paddleboards, kayaks and canoes available to borrow, you can hit the water as soon as you’re settled.

If you’re in the San Juans, there’s a good chance you’re on the lookout for whales. We hitched a ride with Captain Jim of Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching. He told us it’s not uncommon to see killer whales, humpbacks, porpoises and fin whales, the second largest animal on earth, in the Salish Sea.

You can also check out the wildlife from dry land. We hopped back in our Accord and drove out to Lime Kiln Point State Park. With 35 acres to explore, the views alone are worth the trip. Added bonuses include the sighting of whales, sea lions, otters and more.

No summer is complete without a trip to the San Juans, and with just one tank of gas in your new Accord to get you there, there’s no excuse to stay home!

For your last chance to win a one-tank getaway and a 3-year lease on a new 2016 Civic visit Hurry, the promotion ends soon!

Be sure to keep your eye on Seattle Refined and for more one-tank trip recommendations!