Friday Harbor, Washington is one of the top destinations in the San Juan Islands. This little community is located on San Juan Island and is the site of the Washington State Ferry terminal. While you can get there by private boat or float plane, the most likely way you will arrive is via the Friday Harbor ferry ride from Anacortes on Fidalgo Island.
While you difinitely get a feeling of getting away from it all when you visit the islands, you’re not off the grid there and there are a lot of amenities to be found. Many of the local Friday Harbor restaurants and cafes are highly thought of and have a stellar reputation known throughout the Pacific Northwest. San Juan Island is large for an island but overall a very small place to visit. This means that whether you choose to stay in a Friday Harbor resort, hotel, cabin, or even a campground, you will be conveniently located to all of the great places worth seeing and experiencing there.
Things To Do In Friday Harbor
One of the top things to do in Friday Harbor is to sink back and drift away into the island lifestyle. Let the relaxed way of life smother you and you’ll feel all the pressures of home and work just melt away. You can also get out on the water when you visit Friday Harbor by taking a charter tour, fishing trip, or whale watching excursion. For a more independent experience, rent or bring your own kayaks! Speaking of whales, Friday Harbor is also home to the Whale Museum which is a hit with both kids and adults. When you venture out from Friday Harbor to explore the rest of San Juan Island, don’t miss out on Lime Kiln State Park, English Camp, Cattle Park, San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, and any of the many art studios and family farms that are available to visit. Going to Friday Harbor means you will have no shortage of fun things to do and see.
Taking the ferry to Friday Harbor is the first step in what is sure to be a memorable weekend or extended stay in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State.
Featured Lodging In Or Near Friday Harbor
FRIDAY HARBOR WATERFRONT COTTAGE
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