Travel prep demands both planning and dreaming, and Experience Anacortes is your guide to get started doing both. Read on to discover some of the many things you can enjoy while visiting this vibrant seacoast town.
No matter what time of year, there is plenty to do. Spring ushers in whale watching season as well as kayak, stand-up paddle-boarding, and boat tours under Deception Pass Bridge. The annual tulip festival coincides with the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival, where attendees get to sample wines from 30 Washington wineries.
In summer, the Saturday Anacortes Farmers Market is the place to be for everything local like farm-fresh cheeses, handmade bread, gourmet nuts, jewelry, and more. Afterward, hike one of the many trails and feast on a picnic lunch with a view of the islands. Winters are mild and perfect for hiking or exploring the town’s history on a self-guided walking tour. Or, for an experience that keeps on giving, set out on a fishing charter to stock your freezer with fresh-caught fish from the Salish Sea.
A favorite year-round activity is to explore downtown boutique and antique shops, enjoy a drink and savory bite, and then drive up to Cap Sante to watch the sunset over historic downtown and the San Juan Islands.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about Anacortes, check out our Experience Anacortes Magazine or to speak to someone directly call our friendly team of volunteers in the Visitor Information Center at (360) 293-3832.