Winter Paradise in the San Juans
Escape to the islands for a relaxing winter getaway!
The welcome mat is out year-round in the charming and beautiful San Juan Islands! Visit the towns, hamlets
What's the winter weather like in the San Juans?
With an average daytime temperature of 46-48 degrees Fahrenheit in December, January and February, winter in the San Juan Islands
Winter Travel Tips
The ferry schedule changes each season, so check the schedule as soon as you start to plan your trip. Even though the ferries are less crowded in winter, it's still a good idea to make a reservation. There are many ways to get to the San Juans, including airplane and sea plane or driving onto the ferry at Anacortes, depending on the weather. Often, the weather in the winter is partially overcast and not too cold, perfect for biking the uncrowded roads on Lopez or San Juan Islands.
Embrace the Arts
The islands have thriving arts communities, with community theaters, art galleries, and museums that are open year round. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor offers wonderful shows featuring stunning work by international, national, regional and local artists.
Take time to Learn
The Whale Museum offers a fun and educational way to spend a drizzly day! Just three blocks from the ferry landing in downtown Friday Harbor, it offers free videos, interactive exhibits, and a well-stocked shop that features marine mammal books, art, and gifts.
A Night at the Theater
Spend a night out on the town! Enjoying a delicious lunch or dinner before taking in a concert, play or other performance at the Orcas Center, the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts, or the San Juan Community Theatre. With shows year-round, your sure to be delighted with an evening of entertainment.
Winter outdoor activities are a great way to get in touch with nature—and yourself. Winter hiking and biking are spectacular when the trails are empty and the woods are quiet. Along rocky bluffs and
Winter Wonders of the San Juan Islands
Find a cozy bed and breakfast inn, historic hotel or vacation home as homebase for your winter getaway to the San Juans.