#IslandStories

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No Age Limit on Fun

One long-time Orcas resident shares her best tips for 3-generation family vacations.

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Lopez Island Seed-to-Table

Small farm stands, a bounteous farmers' market, oysters by the dozen and gourmet dining options–Lopez Island has a little bit of everything fresh and local.

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Boating in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Photography by John Sinclair
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Multi-Generation Destination

When you get families together, inevitably, everyone has a different idea of fun. If you get everyone together in the San Juans, you'll find something to keep everyone busy and happy - and enjoy together.

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Geocaching in the San Juan Islands

Hidden in tubes and boxes, then stashed under tree roots or hidden in plain site, geocaches are part of a worldwide phenomenon and a fun way to explore the San Juan Islands.

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Spring & Summer Concerts & Festivals

Don't miss the summer fun with festivals and music throughout the islands! The San Juan Islands Lavender Festival, concerts on the Village Green on Orcas Island, Doe Bay Fest, and more!

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San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, Photography by Michael Bertrand
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Museums in Friday Harbor

From contemporary art to historical artifacts, the museums in Friday Harbor are worth exploring.

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Best Hikes on Orcas Island

Orcas Island offers some of the best hiking in the San Juans, with big trees, hidden beaches and panoramic views of the sparkling Salish Sea dotted with islands.

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Shark Reef Sanctuary, Photography by Robert Harrison
Experience

A Slow Weekend on Lopez Island

48 hours on Lopez is like a week in paradise.

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Beautiful Islands, Leave-No-Trace Style

How a bucket list hike opened my eyes to the importance of preserving the San Juan Islands for future generations

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Shark Reef Sanctuary, Photography by Robert Harrison
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9 Ways to Travel Green in the San Juans

From eating local, to bringing your own cup, sustainable travel is in the air—and the water.

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