"Friday Harbor, Washington" Top 5 Page for this destination Friday Harbor by Elli99fh

Friday Harbor Travel Guide: 131 reviews and 296 photos

Friday Harbor is a great little town. It is the only town on San Juan Island, which is located in Puget Sound an hour's ferry ride out of Anacortes, WA. It is a great place to visit in the summertime, for biking, kayaking, whale watching and sightseeing. There are a lot of public beaches all around the island, and many places to hike. Roche Harbor Resort is a historic hotel with a large marina and a really good restaurant. Friday Harbor itself has many nice shops and restaurants.

This sunset was right out the front door of my place of business. In the winter, it is dark when I get off work, but in the summer it stays light until 10 or 11 p.m. and gets light again at 4 a.m.

This is the Washington State Ferry, the best way to get to the island. The ferry ride is 1 to 1ý hours from the mainland. You should get to the ferry landing early, especially if you plan to bring your car. You can also get here by plane via West Isle Air or Kenmore Air.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Friendly people, terrific weather, lots of outdoor activities
  • Cons:Things are kind of expensive, the ferries can be difficult to deal with
  • In a nutshell:Great place to visit, great place to live
  • Intro Updated Sep 10, 2003
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  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2006 at 2:26 AM

    Great Page, what a really lovely place you live. Will put it on my list to visit one day.

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    Thanks for the comment Elli; You live in a beautiful peaceful place...Maybe one day, I would reach there ! :) Regards.

  • Narviking's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2003 at 1:29 PM

    You live in a beautiful state. Have relatives in Bellingham, WA and had a wonderful vacation visiting them. Greetings from Norway !


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