Dog on South Beach, San Juan Island, Photo by Dana Halferty

Traveling with Pets

With pet-friendly lodgings and activities, your four-legged friends will get the royal treament in the San Juan Islands.

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

Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Photography by Mike Bertrand

10 Fun Things to Do in Friday Harbor

A charming seaport built on a walkable hill leading up from the ferry, historic Friday Harbor has plenty to keep you busy - all within one square mile.

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.

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.

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.

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

Autimn at English Camp, San Juan Island

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...

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.

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.

Winter Romance, Photography by Robert Harrison

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...

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...

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.