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Friday Harbor Washington

The busiest commercial center in the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor retains a manageable small town feel. The well maintained historic buildings house shops, restaurants, and lodging to fit every preference.

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Why should I visit Friday Harbor WA?

Friday harbor has all the fun shops and activities you could expect from a town supported partially by tourism. This includes gift shops, museums, and various tours. However this is also the vibrant community center for Islanders, so it never has the feeling of a tourist trap.

Where is Friday Harbor?

The Ferry Landing is right in the center of town which means this is a great destination if you want to leave your car in Anacortes and walk or bike with ease.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Friday Harbor offer?

Friday Harbor Washington is the County Seat and has all the government offices that entails. It also has a wide variety or restaurants, shops, and lodging options. Many whale watching tours leave from the downtown Marina. You can also arrange bike, kayak, and boat tours within walking distance of the Ferry Landing. Mopeds and other vehicles can also be rented here for a self-guided tour of the Island.

What can I do or see in Friday Harbor?

Several museums are located in Friday Harbor, including the Whale Museum, San Juan Island’s Art Museum and the Historical Museum. The shops and restaurants are some of the best to be found in the islands. They run the gamut from quirky thrift store to high-end boutique. The Marina is worth a stroll, many beautiful boats dock here and the view out across the water is lovely.