Category: Things to Do on the San Juan Islands

Things to Do at Moran State Park

From kayaking to biking and everything in between, it’s no secret that our beloved archipelago lends itself to several outdoor activities. And with an average daytime temperature of 45 to 50 degrees during the winter, visitors can enjoy these experiences year-round. No matter the season you want to plan your vacation, Moran State Park on Orcas Island is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Take In the Sights on San Juan Islands Seaplane Tours

The Pacific Northwest is known for its breathtaking natural beauty. When planning your getaway with Northwest Island Escapes to the San Juan Islands, you’ll soon discover there is no shortage of ways to surround yourself with stunning scenery. The possibilities are endless, from going for a picnic in the park to creating a self-guided bike […]

Have a Picnic in the Park on the San Juan Islands

Eating is often considered a cornerstone of most successful vacations. As travelers rethink and rediscover their dining preferences, where to enjoy their food becomes a topic of discussion. Despite the nearby restaurants, there’s something special about settling down amid nature with your favorite delectables for a picnic in the park. And if you’re not into […]

Make Your Own San Juan Islands Bike Tour

Jumping on a bike tour is a great way to see a lot of the San Juan Islands. There are numerous biking paths and bike rental businesses here. But first, you should look over the excellent selection of vacation rentals through Northwest Island Escapes. Please book directly with us, and start planning your biking expedition […]

What to Know About Fishing in the San Juan Islands

Fishing in the San Juan Islands is intriguing because it offers the ocean’s excitement with the simplicity of freshwater inland lakes. As such, angling has become a popular thing to do for locals and visitors alike. From the shores of Cascade Lake to the Rosario Strait, you’ll find everything from bass to halibut. And whether […]

What You’ll Find at the San Juan Island Farmers Market

Warmer weather, longer days, and budding flowers are just a few of the things we at Northwest Island Escapes have on our minds as we anticipate the upcoming spring months. And of course, another sign of spring—the San Juan Island Farmers Market will be welcoming back weekly vendors presenting mouth-watering produce and unique artisanal crafts […]

Finding the Best Cup of Coffee on the San Juan Islands

By now, it’s no secret that Washingtonians love their coffee. After all, the largest global coffee chain, Starbucks, is headquartered in Seattle. When you think of coffee, it’s easy to imagine a busy café on a crowded city street. Still, our laid-back island community also boasts its fair share of coffee shops and roasters. For […]

The Best Brewery on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Island

San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and Lopez Island each have their own memorable brewery. There are some truly delicious and unique brews to taste when you stay in the San Juan Islands. Northwest Island Escapes has many rental properties scattered all over the islands, too, making it easy to find an exceptional brewery and beer […]

The Best Washington Lighthouses in the San Juan Islands

If you plan to spend any amount of time among the San Juan Islands, you are bound to see more than a few lighthouses on the Washington shoreline. These are an essential and exciting part of the history of the San Juan Islands. They also make for a fascinating attraction, which is why we encourage […]