Top Biking Experiences in the San Juan Islands
With three islands to choose from, bicycling in the San Juans is an ever-changing adventure.
Traveling with Pets
With pet-friendly lodgings and activities, your four-legged friends will get the royal treament in the San Juan Islands.
Responsible Wildlife Watching in the San Juans
Watch wildlife while respecting and protecting the animals and environment.
A Slow Weekend on Lopez Island
48 hours on Lopez is like a week in paradise.
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.
Lopez Island by Bike or Car
Lopez is the most rural of the three main San Juan Islands, covering 29.5 miles of rolling hills, farmland, woods and lakes. A bicycler’s paradise, “The Friendly Island” invites long, leisurely...
Volunteer Vacation Opportunities
Giving back isn’t just something you can do at home. Rather, it’s a special opportunity to become part of the community you’re visiting.
World-Class Kayaking in the San Juans
Secluded coves, kelp forests and gourmet overnights on uninhabited islands make island kayaking a world-class adventure
10 Fun Ways to Give Back on your Family Vacation
From April, National Volunteer Month, and through the end of May, the San Juan Islands offer many opportunities for learning and giving back with your kids, from the Great Islands Beach Clean-up...
Girlfriends' Getaway to the San Juans
When it’s time to escape everyday responsibilities and get away with your best buds, look no further than the San Juan Islands of Washington State.
Best Hikes in the San Juan Islands
Hiking trails on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands take you past historic lighthouses, through serene cedar forests, and along grassy prairies. Whether you want a quiet walk on the beach or a...
When Do the Whales Swim By? and other Frequently Asked Questions
What time to the whales swim by? Where do you go in the winter? Locals answer your frequently asked questions about the San Juan Islands.
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...
No Age Limit on Fun
One long-time Orcas resident shares her best tips for 3-generation family vacations.
Slow Down to Island Time
Slow down to Island Time when you visit Lopez, Orcas or San Juan Islands.
Where to Find Wildlife in the Winter
Winter's for the birds! Some bird species only call the San Juans home in the colder months. See where you can find them.
Underrated Wildlife of the Salish Sea
What else lives in the Salish Sea? While the San Juans are well known for being home to orcas, there are lots of other fun wildlife species you may not have heard of before, all with their own...
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.
A Romantic Weekend in the San Juans
Fall in love all over again in the San Juan Islands this winter. Sunny, chilly walks on a driftwood-strewn beach, fresh salmon and local wine by candlelight, decadent desserts, and cocoa by the...
10 Fun Things to do this Summer in the San Juans
There are so many exciting ways to enjoy the islands this summer, from 4th of July parades, to horseback riding in the forest, wildlife watching and barbecuing on the beach. Check out these 10...
8 Things to do this Spring in the San Juan Islands
Springtime in the San Juans means colorful flowers, sunny days, baby lambs and orca whales. Enjoy the beauty of the islands on a hike or on horseback, from a kayak or canoe.
Fun Family & Kids Activities in the San Juans
A great family vacation is all about having fun with your kids. From hiking to ziplining, paddleboating and facepainting, they'll talk about your family vacation all year.
10 Ways to Add Romance to Your Winter Getaway to the San Juan Islands
End a day of storm-watching and winter hiking with amazing local fare and a glass of island wine by the fire.