Sea Excursions, Woodland Hikes & History Walks
Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Anacortes
Causland Park & other sites on the National Register of Historic Places
Deception Pass State Park: Connecting the beauty of Fidalgo & Whidbey islands
Explore the antique shops and feast your eyes upon colorful treasures
Experience Anacortes - Your Island Getaway
Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island, in the Pacific Northwest. It is conveniently situated halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC and is the destination point for the San Juans and International ferry runs for Washington State.
Come explore the island getaway you can drive to, and stroll through our vibrant coastal community. All within walking distance you'll find casual cafes to elegant dining, quirky to sophisticated shopping, art galleries to antique shops and unique accommodations.
Whether you are planning a day trip or a vacation, Anacortes has something for everyone. Whale watching tours, kayaking excursions, sailing, boating, birding, fishing, crabbing, hiking or biking to name a few. The Skagit Tulip and Anacortes Arts festivals are enjoyed by all ages. If you have questions, or would like to learn more about Anacortes, call our friendly team of volunteers in the Visitor Information Center at 360-293-3832.
All about Anacortes
Situated on the most accessible island in the San Juan archipelago, Anacortes is a thriving seaside town. Discover our beautiful island getaway with the help of five sample itineraries - great for solo or group travel. For more information on activities, phone our Visitor Center, (360) 293-3832, located at 819 Commercial Avenue. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Getting to Anacortes
Anacortes is the island getaway you can drive to! Equidistant between Seattle to the south and Vancouver, B.C. to the north (approx. 80 miles from each), Anacortes rests on the waters of the Salish Sea on beautiful Fidalgo Island. We enjoy easy access to the Cascade Mountains, San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island.
Ride the Ferries
Whether you’re traveling to the San Juan Islands for a wedding, family reunion, group vacation, or other group event, Washington State Ferries (WSF) wants to make your travel convenient, easy and predictable from Anacortes. As part of that effort, they have implemented a new reservation system.
Anacortes Boat Show
The 20th Anniversary Anacortes Boat Show, sponsored by The Anacortes Yacht Brokers, Anacortes Marine Trade Association, Port of Anacortes, and SaviBank will take place at the Cap Sante Marina (1019 Q Avenue) in Anacortes, Thursday April 6 through Sunday April 9, 2017.
Spring Wine Festival
The Anacortes Spring Wine Festival brings 30 wineries to Fidalgo Island for an afternoon of decadent wine tasting, food pairings, and an in-house wine shop. Go out afterwards and spend the weekend enjoying live music, art, shopping, and blooming tulip fields.
Spring Vintage Market
Experience the "April in Paris" Spring Vintage & Gift Market in Anacortes. Browse home décor, garden goodies, antiques, repurposed, upcycled items ready to find a new home with you.