Anacortes is a picturesque destination for couples – perfect for a honeymoon or an anniversary getaway. Stay for a week and explore what the island has to offer for couples – the amazing restaurants, the shopping in our historic downtown, the nature viewing out on the water, and the relaxing spas.
Book your stay at one of our bed & breakfasts, like the Gateway B&B, located in the Cap Sante neighborhood of Anacortes, situated on a bluff overlooking the beautiful San Juan Islands. Indulge in a gourmet breakfast experience every day, featuring local organic ingredients. Enjoy breakfast (or an afternoon beverage) from the beautiful wrap-around porch which overlooks Guemes Channel. Boston Terrier “Duke” is always around and eager to meet the guests!
Plan a romantic dinner for two – reservations recommended during the summer! Adrift uses the bounty of the Skagit Valley and the surrounding waters to create memorable meals. Featuring locally raised meats, heaps of seafood, organic produce, and decadent desserts. A’Town Bistro is a cozy restaurant, in the historic downtown Anacortes community offering local food with a rustic, old world flair.
Take a cooking class or food demonstration at Potluck Kitchen Studio. With guest chefs, special events, artisan foods, and intimate class sizes, you’ll be well attended to and edu-tained for hours.
Take a bit of Anacortes home with you – find some one-of-a-kind, original art pieces at our galleries. Scott Milo at the Framemaker showcases a new group of artists each month, and also has permanent displays featuring a wide selection of jewelry, glass work, sculptures and tables. If the kitchen is your favorite place in the home, visit Epicure … for the Passionate Cook. Browse through their collection of gourmet gadgets and other kitchenware, a wide selection of cookbooks, cutlery by WÜSTHOF and SHUN, a great tableware selection, and the perfect tool to equip your bar. Home Sweet Home Antiques can be found in a darling 1927 cottage located on Commercial Ave. They’re the first antique store as you drive into town through the roundabout. They offer a fabulous collection of vintage nautical glass fish floats in various sizes, American antique furniture, glass, pottery, toys, as well as hundreds of vintage collectibles.
Looking for a fun way to enjoy some quality time with your partner? At The Apothecary Spa in downtown Anacortes, enjoy a side by side couples massage in a relaxed, peaceful setting. Both of you will be in the same room for that feeling of closeness and togetherness that you have been looking for. Two Massage Therapists will work in tandem on each of you and work out all the kinks of the day, and prepare your for the rest of your evening together. Consider it a mini-vacation together as the long, flowing massage strokes melt your tension and perk your senses.
Want to get out on the water, but aren’t comfortable behind the wheel of a boat? Let someone else show you around on a guided tour! Mystic Sea Charters is located in downtown Anacortes, Come aboard the classic 100ft. Mystic Sea for our guaranteed whale watch and wildlife cruise and enjoy a fun and relaxing day on the water. Learn about the history, lore, and hidden nooks of this unique area from our friendly and knowledgeable crew, and make memories for a lifetime! Fun Fact: the Mystic Sea was Warner Brother’s official movie shoot boat for the movie Free Willy 2. Deception Pass Tours offer two options – a tour of Deception Pass, or whale watching tours. Captain Brett is a U.S. Coast Guard certified captain and would like to share this exciting and picturesque setting with you, while exploring the shores and waters of the surrounding area. Island Adventures, Inc offers guaranteed Whale watch Tours from Anacortes. Locally owned and operated out of Anacortes, they’ve been active members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association since 1996. Their success rate is second to none, with whales sighted on 6431 out of 6630 tours since 2002. Their boat, the Island Explorer, has a sound system allows their Naturalist to turn the boat into a floating class room. All guests also receive a 64 page color wildlife guide.