San Juan Islands
More than a dozen killer whales swimming past West Seattle gave residents a spectacular sight Monday as the sun set. This is the farthest south the orcas have been seen this year, and it may indicate a typical fall shift.
Ready to relax and get away for the weekend? A road trip to fly a kite, sip some wine, taste roasted garlic, shop for art, watch an airplane, listen to music or enjoy a country fair might just do the trick! See what’s happening in Washington state!
The San Juan Islands sit in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receive less rain than Seattle 65 miles to the south. Explore 172 islands, which up the archipelago highlighted by Fidelgo, San Juan, Orcas, Shaw and Lopez. Expect ample outdoor activities, art galleries, museums, festivals and scenic drives on this exciting island adventure. The islands are home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 states, three pods of orca and harbor seals. Explore the tallest peak, Mount Constitution on Orca Island, or just bask in the sun on a weekend getaway to the sunny San Juan Islands.
From berries to blues, fairs to ’50s sock hops and lots more in between, there’s no slowing down when it comes to Summertime fun in WA! Here are some of our favorite adventures this weekend.
The Northwest has the ideal climate for growing lavender. This versatile, sweet smelling herb can be used for flower arrangements, cooking, perfumes, oils, and teas. It is a hardy NW plant that comes in many varieties and attracts butterflies to the garden. Hop in the car and celebrate lavender at one of these long standing festivals!
Looking for a fun and challenging adventure for your teen this summer? Whether it’s wilderness survival, crew rowing, drama, or computer design, your teen will have a great summer at one of our favorite camps.
Single-ticket prices for vehicles on Washington state ferries goes up on May 1.
For a chance to explore Seattle on two wheels, check out these bicycle touring companies! One will even take you on an excursion around a few San Juan Islands!
If you’re itching to get out of town this weekend, there are plenty of area activities! From paddling to biking, celebrating the harvest to the best in show, it’s out there! Go get it!
A hop, skip and a ferry ride away from Seattle is the quaint city of Friday Harbor. The island is hosting this year’s San Juan County fair, which has the feeling of an arts festival. Come and see.