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San Juan Island
An island vacation on San Juan Island in…Washington? San Juan might not be a tropical retreat, but this scenic scape proudly features beaches, orca pods and one of the country’s largest lavender farms. Lime Kiln Point State Park is the perfect place for whale watching, while Pelindaba Lavender Farm will set you up with a lifetime supply of the fragrant purple plant. The bustling Friday Harbor is a jackpot of restaurants and shops, plus unique attractions like the 19-acre sculpture garden at Westcott Bay Reserve.

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Lime Kiln Point State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park(Friday Harbor)
This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic shoreline.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; State Parks
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Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm(Friday Harbor)
Owner description: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, spread over 25 beautiful acres with lake and Olympic Mountain views, has become one of the San Juans' most popular visitor destinations. More than 200... more Owner description: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, spread over 25 beautiful acres with lake and Olympic Mountain views, has become one of the San Juans' most popular visitor destinations. More than 200 lavender-based, botanical, culinary, personal care, therapeutic, household & pet care products are handcrafted and sold on-site. less
Attraction type: Farms
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The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum(Friday Harbor)
Museum dedicated to the orcas and other whale species that visit the Washington coast in the spring.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center
Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center(Friday Harbor)
Owner description: Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are... more Owner description: Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are in Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center staffed by Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) volunteers and all donations support the Center and other FOLKS programs & projects in Lime Kiln Point State Park. There is also a small gift shop in the Interpretive Center. less
Attraction type: Parks; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Zip San Juan
Zip San Juan(Friday Harbor)
Owner description: Come and experience for yourself the only Zip Line Tour in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Our family friendly zip tour features 8 zip lines that will take you through a... more Owner description: Come and experience for yourself the only Zip Line Tour in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Our family friendly zip tour features 8 zip lines that will take you through a beautiful forest, across an otter inhabited lake and over protected wetlands. This tour is an amazing way to experience the natural landscape of San Juan Island while zipping from platform to platform through the forest canopy.Upon reaching the site, you will be given an orientation and then have the opportunity to practice zipping on our smaller practice zip lines. After this, our guides will lead you on a brief hike to the first of the zip lines. Throughout your tour you will soar past tall Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, and experience the forest and wetlands from a viewpoint usually exclusive to birds.Tours last approximately 3 hours, which includes travel time to and from the course. The Zip San Juan course is approximately 10 minutes from Friday Harbor. Zip San Juan can provide your transportation to and from Friday Harbor to the zip site. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Rocky Bay Cafe
Rocky Bay Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Juan Island Cheese
San Juan Island Cheese
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cask and Schooner Public House & Restaurant
Cask and Schooner Public House & Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Market Chef
Market Chef
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kings Market
Kings Market
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Juniper Lane Guest House
Juniper Lane Guest House
$65 - $199
Ranked #5 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
Sweet Earth Farm
Sweet Earth Farm
$50 - $60
Outlook Inn on Orcas Island
3.0 of 5
Outlook Inn on Orcas Island
$81 - $333
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast
The Kirk House Bed & Breakfast
$140 - $260
Ranked #1 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
$129 - $359
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Discovery Inn
3.0 of 5
Discovery Inn
$107 - $218
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Tucker House Inn
4.0 of 5
Tucker House Inn
$210 - $454
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Tucker House Inn
4.0 of 5
Tucker House Inn
$210 - $454
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.