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Friday Harbor

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The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space. This walkable seaport of just under 3,000 people sits on a hill overlooking the harbor and is proud to support local shops and eateries--no fast-food chains here. Art is an integral part of the community, from tile mosaics adorning local businesses to art galleries to performing arts. Ferries and seaplanes are the only way to travel to and from the town. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the port city one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2008. With the Inspirock custom trip planner, Friday Harbor and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Specialty Museum
The Whale Museum
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State Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park
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Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm
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Side trips from Friday Harbor

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State Park
Moran State Park Olga
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Orcas Island Pottery Eastsound
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Hidden gems in Friday Harbor

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Battlefield
American Camp
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
Westcott Bay Shellfish Co.
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Duration: 2 hours
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Springtide Paddlesports
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ranch
Horseshu Guest Ranch
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Friday Harbor

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Art Gallery
Island Studios
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Duration: 2 hours
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IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art
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Duration: 2 hours
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San Juan Historical Society and Museum
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Art Gallery
Arctic Raven Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Friday Harbor

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Pelindaba Lavender Friday Harbor
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Serendipity the used book place
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Duration: 2 hours
Farmers Market
San Juan Island Farmers Market
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Friday Harbor

Geologic Formation
Cattle Point
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Duration: 2 hours
State Park
Stuart Island State Park
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Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Friday Harbor

As a popular summer escape for residents of the Seattle area and tourists from further afield, Friday Harbor does not lack for a selection of accommodation. Most places sit in the historical downtown area. Here you'll find charming inns and bed and breakfasts, upmarket suites and spas, and more basic motels. A couple of guesthouses sit farther away from downtown. These offer more privacy, but you'll probably want to have a car if you choose stay at one. If you plan to arrive in summer, book your stay as far ahead as possible.
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