A scenic ferry ride from the Washington mainland is the slow pace of island time and the excitement of new cultural experiences. Watch artists create. Browse shops for the perfect gift of sculptures, jewelry, pottery and paintings. Feast on fresh, local foods at a restaurant or farmers’ market. Rent a kayak, bike, or moped. Enjoy a whale watch tour or go birding. Explore beaches, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Book a resort, bed and breakfast, inn, vacation home or campground. Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw – each island offers a unique experience.
San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. This all volunteer operated 501(c)3 organization boasts a 20-acre sculpture park boasts with 5 self-guided tours filled with more than 150 sculptures; a poetry path; and the STARFISH Project designed to engage young visitors. The park welcomes over 50,000 visitors per year, is open every day, and is a perfect spot for an afternoon picnic where dogs are welcome.
San Juan Islands Museum of Art.
Located in the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington - an area noted for its scenic beauty and incredible concentration of artists - the museum is committed to promoting the arts of the Pacific Northwest and Southwest British Columbia. It offers rotating exhibitions through three galleries, with approximately 8-10 exhibitions per year, as well as a lecture series titled “Art as a Voice”.