If you’ve waited in frustratingly long lines for ferries to and from Washington’s San Juan Islands, relief is on the way. Starting next year travelers will be able to get vehicle reservations on ferries. Reservations will be available for sailings from Anacortes to Orcas, San Juan, Shaw and Lopez islands and for the return voyage from…More
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Are your taxes done? Feeling a little drained by the experience? Get your second wind. Take a little weekend getaway. Here are some quick ideas to get you on the road:More
Want to take an evening walk to the haunted spots of Friday Harbor? Maybe take a guided tour of Roche Harbor and the founding father’s quirky mausoleum in the fashion of a Greek ruin?
Free guided walks every weekend in May are among offerings in the San Juan Islands as part of national Preservation Month, designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Park Service to celebrate history and historic places. In the San Juans, they’ve declared it Heritage Month.
Here’s what’s on the calendar:
SAN JUAN ISLAND
- May 4: Historic Downtown Friday Harbor walk, 10 a.m. from Memorial Park, Front and Spring streets.
- May 5-11: Bloom Week, concluding with
We collected a lot of tips, some of them pretty detailed, about readers’ favorites among the San Juan Islands. (Have you been to the lavender farm on San Juan? Iceberg Point for whale watching on Lopez? The one-room school on Decatur?) Now it’s time to kick off your shoes, roll up trouser…More
I’ve spent a lot of my life around the San Juan Islands, and I have some definite opinions on this question — but no pat answer. San Juan Island itself is such an interesting mix of history — that Pig War, you know, and Teddy Roosevelt’s signature in the guest register at Roche Harbor. And if…More