Winter in the Islands
Welcome to the San Juan Islands! Just a scenic ferry ride or a short flight from the northwest Washington mainland lies a paradise for the adventurous in spirit, whether you yearn for the slower pace or the excitement of new experiences. Come and explore. Come and enjoy. Come and dream.
There’s a chill in the air, but the islands are inviting. The towns, hamlets and villages of Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Island are decked in their holiday finery. As you wander boutiques, galleries and shops, you'll find unique, high-quality art, clothing, jewelry and more for that perfect gift. There's plenty to keep you busy on a misty day—take in a show at a community theatre, or taste locally made wine, beer, cider or gin at one of the islands' several tasting rooms.
Feed your soul with a romantic dinner and a glass of local wine. Satisfy your eyes and appetite with an abundance of crisp fruits, flavorful vegetables, sustainably raised meats, and wild-caught seafood. End your day with a mug of steaming hot cocoa in front of a warm fire.
No stress and no worry—slow down to island time. Indulge, snuggle up, and take a nap. Winter in the San Juan Islands is tranquil and offers a perfect retreat.