Friday Harbor on San Juan Island is a delightful sea port, rich in history and big on charm. Everything is within walking distance, from eclectic shops, museums, the beach, and the harbor -- meaning the vibe is slow and relaxing here.
There's so much more to do in Friday Harbor, from watching sunsets, beach combing, zip-lining, horseback riding, sailing, and even blackberry picking! History buffs will love the museums in town, particularly the Whale Museum, the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, and the San Juan Historical Museum.
Next, take a walk around the harbor, get an ice cream and people-watch on one of the numerous bench spots. Then, hit the beach, rent bikes, and explore the island or head down to Lime Kiln Point State Park to try your luck at spotting an Orca or Minke whale. If that doesn't fulfill your wildlife needs, climb aboard a cruise to see whales, seals, and more.
Elsewhere, hiking is great at Mount Young, where trekkers can soak in the incredible views. Wildlife along the nature trails includes deer, rabbits, wild turkey, and eagles. Budding photographers be sure to have your cameras ready!
For a something more leisurely, row boats and fish at Lakedale Resort or launch a kayak and plunge into the water for scuba diving at San Juan County Park and Small Pox Bay.
Plan your visit in late spring or summer to really enjoy the beauty of long days outside.
Pick the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast, Priceline and others. Friday Harbor has 490 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. When traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Friday Harbor is available at $40 per night. In general, an accommodation in Friday Harbor will cost you $269 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 229 accommodations in Friday Harbor that have WiFi. We have 10 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 7 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on getting to Friday Harbor by car, be sure to choose from 187 accommodations that provide parking.
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344 of the accommodations in Friday Harbor have been reviewed and rated. 80% are rated excellent or good. 175 accommodations allow instant booking.