Haunted Hotels of the San Juan Islands
Island ghost stories abound, but the better known apparitions lurk in the hallways of the islands’ historic lodgings.
Orcas Island Scenic Byway
Most stops are part of the state San Juan Islands Scenic Byway, designated for their unique beauty and cultural significance. Orcas Island is fit for experienced cyclists due to narrow, hilly,...
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.
Where to Find Island Grown Foods
Island Grown in the San Juans celebrates the bounty of abundant farms and locally-grown food in our beautiful archipelago within the Salish Sea.
Fun Family 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.
Gourmet Kayaking Adventures
Kayaking in the San Juan Islands is a world-class adventure. Paddling through pristine waters to secret bays and islands, picnicing on gourmet fare, and enjoying stunning views are a must-do on...
World-Class Kayaking in the San Juans
Secluded coves, kelp forests and gourmet overnights on uninhabited islands make island kayaking a world-class adventure
San Juan Islands Made Products
From handmade jewelry to fine spirits, there are many high-quality products made in the San Juan Islands.
6 Great Glamping Spots in the San Juans
Love camping, but wish it happened in a hotel? Glamping is your thing. Here are 6 spots that will cater to the diva camper within.
Follow the Whale Trail
See orcas in the wild, learn about Salish Sea wildlife, and enjoy the ride into the whales' world!
Plan your perfect wedding in the San Juan Islands
If your getting married in the San Juans, here are some tips to make your day even more special.
Orcas Island Arts
Orcas Island’s thriving art scene is centered in the village of Eastsound, but artists are at work all over the island.
8 Things to Do in Springtime 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.
Orcas Island Food & Farms Tour
Rich in agricultural heritage, Orcas Island was a center for the Washington fruit packing industry in the early 20th century, and as you drive around the island on this self-guided tour
Local Liquid Arts
When it comes to drinking great locally made beverages, the San Juan Islands are coming of age. It used to be, visitors to Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands–and liquid-loving locals–would have to...
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 Island Beach Clean-up...
Into the Whale’s World
The breeze ruffled the water and the sun glinted off the shiny black-and-white whales, each with its own markings. Our naturalist called out and points to the group.
Traveling with Pets
With pet-friendly lodgings and activities, your four-legged friends will get the royal treament in the San Juan Islands.
Wildlife Watching in the San Juans
Watch wildlife while respecting and protecting the animals and environment.
10 Fun Things to do this Summer in the San Juans
There are so many exciting and fun ways to enjoy the islands this summer, from 4th of July parades, to horseback riding in the forest, whale watching and barbecuing on the beach.
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...
Fun Ways to Explore San Juan Islands History
The history of the San Juans is fascinating and there are so many opportunities to learn and have fun.
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.
Bicycling in the San Juan Islands
With three islands to choose from, bicycling in the San Juans is an ever-changing adventure.
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.
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.
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...
Things to do this Winter in the San Juan Islands
The islands are quiet this time of year. Go winter hiking, or take a trail ride in a serene forest, followed by a refreshing local ale in a small pub. Spend time in an art museum or gallery, or...
Best Ways to Savor the San Juans
Enjoy farm tours, wine dinners, film festivals and arts events this fall in the San Juan Islands.
Brighten up the Holiday Season with Island Lights
The holidays in the San Juans are a bit like "It's a Wonderful Life," with small-town traditions, locals greeting each other on the street, and time to reflect on what really matters. This season...