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There are so many options for the best things to do in the San Juan Islands, from visiting the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor to exploring the wonders of Orcas Island. Whether you’re looking for the best landscapes for outdoor activities or interesting historical attractions, the San Juan Islands have them covered. Discover the best San Juan Island to visit and all the wonderful activities it has to offer!

For more information on what to do in the San Juan Islands during your stay, download our free vacation guide. Here at the Tucker House Inn, we know wonderful activities to enjoy, along with the best San Juan Island to visit! Read on to find out more.

What is the Best San Juan Island to Visit?

When you plan your vacation to the San Juan Islands, you will discover that there are several land masses in the archipelago. The main islands, however, are San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and Shaw Island. There is a ferry that travels between islands, but you can also get private chartered boats if you want to explore more of the surrounding landscape. While many of the offshore oases are seasonal destinations, the main San Juan Island offers more year-round opportunities. Because of this and some other unique details, we believe it is the best San Juan island to visit!

Why Is It the Best?

So why is the main island the best San Juan Island to visit? When the cold, winter months hit, there are still plenty of indoor attractions to enjoy. From a variety of museums, art galleries, and shops to the bowling alley or movie theater, there are many ideal locations to explore during the winter months. Then, during the warmer months, there are wonderful outdoor experiences as well. These include visiting the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, exploring the Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, or simply biking around the island. Whatever time of year you visit, there is always an activity you will love. San Juan Island is also a great homebase for island hopping to Lopez, Orcas, or Shaw. Make Friday Harbor on San Juan Island your mainstay, and then explore the other islands of the archipelagos from there. Many unforgettable experiences await!

When You Visit, Stay at the Tucker House Inn

When you plan your vacation stay on San Juan Island, settle into Friday Harbor right by the ferry landing at the Tucker House Inn. Here at our charming island bed and breakfast, we offer a great getaway for girlfriends, couples, or even families if you decide to stay in one of our suites or cottages. We also offer pet-friendly lodging, so you can bring your furry friend along as well. For breakfast, enjoy our complimentary gourmet cooking, and for dinner, stay in at our divine Coho Restaurant for a fine dining experience. Our concierge services will help plan your itinerary and make sure that your trip is stress-free. We can’t wait for you to come stay in our historic inn of the beautiful San Juan Islands!

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