Why the San Juan Islands should be your next vacation spot
Whether you love nature, dining, or history, the San Juan Islands have something to make your next vacation a memorable one.
For those who love hiking, camping, and wildlife, there are multiple national parks and scenic trails to explore. Moran State Park has lots of land and water for you to hike, ride, climb, swim, and boat through, and Moran’s Cascade Falls have a view you won’t want to miss. If you’ve ever wanted to watch an orca whale soar through the air as it jumps out of the water, Lime Kiln Point State Park is the place to be. There are also boat tours that let you safely get up close with the whales.
As for dining, the San Juan Islands have more than a few unique offerings for food lovers. Some local favorites include Duck Soup in Friday Harbor, along with Chef Nick Coffey’s Ursa Minor on Lopez Island. Both of these restaurants creatively use plant-based ingredients like shiitake mushrooms and truffles along with fish and meat to make unique dishes.
History buffs may want to visit San Juan Island’s English Camp, a former Royal Marines encampment where volunteers recreate 19th century military life in the summer. You can see the buildings and cemetery that the Royal Marines used and learn a bit more about the region’s storied past.
Does any of it sound enticing? Be sure to look for a nice, cozy vacation rental to stay in while you’re there. San Juan PM provides many beachside and waterfront home rentals to make your stay as comfortable as possible.