Red Fox at American Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park, Photography by Deborah Hopkins-Buchanan

Responsible Wildlife Watching in the San Juans

Watch wildlife while respecting and protecting the animals and environment.

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

Museums in Friday Harbor

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

Lime Kiln Point State Park, San Juan Island

San Juan Island Scenic Byway North

Part of the state San Juan Islands Scenic Byway, this tour features important sites in San Juan Island culture and history, including English Camp National Historical Park.

Saloon Best, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor’s Haunted Past and Present

What small town doesn’t have a good ghost story or two? The historic port of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island certainly does.

Couple at The Bay Cafe, Lopez Island, Photography by Robert Harrison

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.

Orcas Island Artworks, Orcas Island

Explore the Arts on Orcas Island

Orcas Island’s thriving art scene is centered in the village of Eastsound, but artists are at work all over the island.

Eastsound, Orcas Island

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

English Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park

150 Years of History in the San Juan Islands National Historical Park

Explore the formal garden, serene shoreline and woods of English Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park

Lopez Island Historical Museum

Visiting Historic Lopez Village

Lopez Village is the commercial hub of Lopez Island, located about 4.5 miles from the ferry landing nestled along the entrance to Fisherman Bay.

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.

San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Friday Harbor

San Juan Island Arts Tour

Voted into the “Top Ten American Art Towns” by America the Beautiful, Friday Harbor is an art-lover’s paradise, where you can visit galleries, hear great music and see a play all within a few...

San Juan Islands Historical Park, English Camp

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.

View from Mt. Constitution, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington

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.

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.

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!

Boating in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Photography by John Sinclair

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...

Shark Reef Sanctuary, Photography by Robert Harrison

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 Visit to the Whale Museum

Orca skeletons, hydrophones & science experiments makes a trip to the Whale Museum feel like a Night at the Museum

Lime Kiln Point State Park, Kevin D. Holmes

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...

Helen's Farm, Lopez Island, Photography by Robert Harrison

Best Ways to Savor the San Juans

Enjoy farm tours, wine dinners, film festivals and arts events this fall in the San Juan Islands.

Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Photography by Robert Harrison

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.

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.

Family picnic on Mt. Constitution, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Robert Harrison

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.

Brighten up the Holiday Season - Island Style

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...