You haven’t been? What a treat, to get to see it all for the first time! Gorgeous San Juan Island, only 65 miles north of Seattle, feels like a world away. Here you will sense the slower pace as soon as you step off the ferry – here you will experience people smiling and looking you in the eye. The only thing topping the outstanding, fresh island-grown fare and local seafood is the abundance of pristine wildlife, from foxes crossing the road in the quaint coastal town of Friday Harbor to Orca and Humpback whales frolicking in the waters. Besides your usual beach activities, like hiking, biking, fishing and birding, experience a guided kayak or whale watch tour or go zip lining. Are you an art lover or a history enthusiast? San Juan Island has you covered. The isle is super kid friendly, dog friendly too and about the most romantic place you’ll ever be.
Find your itinerary in this fun column about 10 San Juan Island Must-Do’s for First Timers.