Shelton is situated approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from Tacoma and 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Seattle.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, no matter how popular, usually only offers you a limited view into the wider natural and cultural makeup of a region. So be sure to enjoy Puget Sound's other natural and man-made attractions. If you are after more ways to enjoy the region, try the Hands On Children's Museum and Washington State Capitol in and around Olympia, which you'll find 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the northwest of Shelton.
Tacoma, is another good place to discover. It is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Shelton and offers a number of interesting points of interest, such as Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Pacific Lutheran University and Tacoma Art Museum. Tacoma Mall, Karpeles Manuscript Museum and Fort Nisqually Living History Museum are also good places to spend a little time.
Visitors to Puget Sound often go to the area's lighthouses.
If you think the ideal break is working up a sweat in the great outdoors, then why not join one of the many hiking and quad biking experiences this region has to offer.
When booking your holiday to Shelton, it's good to remember that the most convenient major airport, Seattle - Tacoma International Airport, is situated in in Seattle, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast.