Top Biking Experiences in the San Juan Islands
With three islands to choose from, bicycling in the San Juans is an ever-changing adventure.
Follow the Whale Trail
See orcas in the wild, learn about Salish Sea wildlife, and enjoy the ride into the whales' world!
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.
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
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Juan Island Scenic Byway Tour (South & West)
Each stop on this tour is part of the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway, honored for its cultural and natural beauty.
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
6 Great Glamping Spots in the San Juans
Love camping, but wish it happened in a hotel? Glamping is your thing. Here are several spots that will cater to the diva camper within.
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...
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
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 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.
Make Your Meetings Great in the San Juans
Plan your next company meeting or corporate retreat in the San Juan Islands, with beautiful venues, fun team-building activities and delicious, farm-to-table food.
Reconnect with Nature on Orcas Island
Hiking to a waterfall or taking a refreshing dip in a mountain lake helps you to reconnect with nature on Orcas Island.
5 Ways to Experience Hygge in the San Juan Islands
Hygge (pronounce hoo-ga) is a Danish term that refers to feelings of coziness, contentment, and togetherness – especially in the cold winter months. Hygge is found in the little things. Enjoy life...
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.