1. Beautiful May Climate Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 60s? Yes please. This is truly the perfect climate to embark on any adventure you have planned for your stay on San Juan Island. 2. Shoulder-Season Perks Why pay more when you can enjoy all the San Juans have to offer for less? Visit […]
Ever since I moved to Friday Harbor, I’ve heard that Jacques Cousteau’s favorite North Pacific diving spot was in The San Juan Islands. The Salish Sea adheres to tides and currents and because the water is constantly shifting, the water never becomes warm. In winter, the water temperature is around 43 degrees Fahrenheit while […]
Hospitality Vignettes with Susan: Falling Into Autumn Friday Harbor is taking Autumn by storm. Not only is our property embracing all things Fall, but so are our neighbors. In this week’s vlog, Susan will show some of what this festive town has to offer. But…..perhaps not in the way you’d expect.
Just outside Friday Harbor is San Juan Vineyards, a family-owned winery that offers Chardonnay, Estate-Grown Siegerrebe, Madeleine Estate-Grown Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine, Riesling, “Afterglow“, Merlot, Cabernet-Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mona Vino (the last one is affectionately named after the island’s only resident camel). Tour the winery, participate in tasting, and join their wine club. […]
During the summer months, you have so many great restaurants to choose from you might wish to sample appetizers at one, entrees at another and dessert at yet another! Or just plan to spend enough days on the island to indulge in each of the delicious fares. Pacific Northwest cuisine, oriental dishes, and a variety […]
If you love art and learning, you will stay busy on San Juan Island. Visit the San Juan Island Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden for a truly unique experience. At the Whale Museum, you will find much more than a static display of whales, it is an organization committed to the preservation of orcas, the […]
Pelindaba Lavender is open year round in down town Friday Harbor. The shop contains essential oils, handcrafted personal products, and much more.
Open year round, this Island Jewel offers fresh from the Island cuisine.
A trip to San Juan Islands is not complete without learning about the infamous Pig War, a little known conflict between the USA and Great Britain that started over a pig’s death in 1859 and was not settled until 1872. Visit American Camp and English Camp for an interesting view into the politics of the […]
Yes, you can do that anywhere! But a true romantic knows that the right kiss at the right time at a spectacular place can be a memory of a lifetime. Friday Harbor has some places that are so famous for kissing they ended up in a book about the Best Places to Kiss in the […]