Friday Harbor

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San Juan Island showing boating, a marina and a bay or harbour

This small town on San Juan Island is home to some special historic sites, festivals, open-air markets, craft shops, galleries and parks.

Enjoy the simplicity and serenity of San Juan Island’s gateway town. Friday Harbor is central to the transport, culture and commerce on San Juan Island, but the town is small and only has 2,000 inhabitants. Visit the cafés, restaurants, craft shops, festivals and galleries to get a sense of the community spirit on the island. In summer visitors flock here from the mainland and the bars and restaurants hum with a good natured atmosphere.

Culture thrives in Friday Harbor. Browse the art market, only a stone’s throw away from the ferry landing at Brickworks Plaza. Shop for hand-made pottery, jewelry, clothing and soaps. In summer, enjoy live music and theatre shows in the open air, visit one of the many festivals or simply sit in one of the waterfront bars and soak in the stunning views.

Take a self-guided walking tour of churches, parks and historical buildings. Pause at the granite memorial from 1921 in Memorial Park, which commemorates the locals who died in World War I. Don’t miss the San Juan Historical Museum, located in an old pioneer farmhouse. Tours are available throughout the year and its lawns are also used for major festivals and free live music nights.

Waterfront restaurants serve fresh seafood, harvested on the island, and a wide range of international cuisines, suiting all budgets. Treat yourself to an ice cream for dessert and take a seat on one of the benches in town for some people-watching.

To learn the names and habits of the resident orcas, head to the Whale Museum. Increase your chance to spot the seal colonies and pods of whales by joining one of the daily wild life cruises, kayak tours or scenic flights. During your trip you may meet the international graduate students of the Friday Harbor Laboratories, a world-renowned marine biology section of the University of Washington.

The town sits on the east coast of San Juan Island. Ferries sail directly from Anacortes on the mainland and water taxis can drop you off at nearby islands. Friday Harbor’s airport is close to the town center and has connections to cities such as Seattle and Bellingham.

Bird Rock Hotel
Bird Rock Hotel
2 out of 5
35 First Street, Friday Harbor, WA
The price is Rs10,900 per night from 30 Dec to 30 Dec
Located in the heart of Friday Harbor, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Whale Museum, and within 9 mi (15 km) of American Camp Visitor Center and English ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (242 reviews)
"The property is very comfortable and clean. I have been there twice and will be going back"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2021

Bird Rock Hotel
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Earthbox Inn & Spa
2.5 out of 5
410 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA
The price is Rs12,110 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in the heart of Friday Harbor, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Whale Museum, and within 9 mi (15 km) of English Camp and Lime Kiln Point State ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (544 reviews)
"All around great place."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

Earthbox Inn & Spa
Friday Harbor Suites
Friday Harbor Suites
2.5 out of 5
680 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA
The price is Rs12,403 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Juan Islands Museum of Art and San Juan Historical Society and Museum. Whale Museum and ...
4/5 Very Good! (489 reviews)
"Clean and room size was perfect for people with kids."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Friday Harbor Suites
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
3 out of 5
380 Upland Dr., Tukwila, WA
The price is Rs6,314 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
Located in Southcenter, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Westfield Southcenter Mall and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from The Boeing Company. Family Fun Center and Starfire ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (769 reviews)
"The staff was great! Very accommodating when needed and friendly overall."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
3 out of 5
206 Western Ave W, Seattle, WA
The price is Rs10,749 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Queen Anne, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Center and Seattle Waterfront. Space Needle and Pike Place Market are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,053 reviews)
"I like the kitchens in the rooms and I had a nice view of the harbor."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton-Seattle-Downtown, WA
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA
The price is Rs7,156 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Located in East Lake Hills, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bellevue College, T-Mobile USA Headquarters and Factoria Mall. Bellevue Square and Microsoft ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,258 reviews)
"Great suite. Also liked that their dog fee was very reasonable."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2021

Larkspur Landing Bellevue - An All-Suite Hotel
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