Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
If you sometimes long for a time when life was simpler, more tranquil, and slower paced, you’ll be enchanted by Friday Harbor’s ambience—a charming, walkable seaport built on a hill leading up from the harbor with small, friendly stores and restaurants and a refreshing absence of fast-food chains. A place where you’re likely to recognize your smiling grocery store clerk onstage at the community theater or in the band that plays Sundays at the Port, and where three cars at a stop sign is a traffic jam. But most coffee shops offer wireless, a number of restaurants boast world-class chefs, the Palace Theater shows first-run movies, and Smart cars have replaced horse-drawn buggies.
Friday Harbor accommodations offer a wide range of options that let you open your doors to all that the town has to offer. You can get away from it all and still be just steps from charming cafes, galleries and shops, musical performances and plays, the Saturday farmers market, and more.
Whether you are looking for culture, history, shopping or heading into the wild, Friday Harbor is a great place to start. Walking on the ferry to Friday Harbor? No problem; there is a simple way to travel to almost any activity without your car.