Fidalgo Island’s scenic surroundings create the perfect backdrop for romance. Picture walking hand-in-hand with your paramour along the waterfront with the Cascade Mountains in the distance or kissing at sunset as the evening sky ignites a rosy hue over the San Juan Islands. These only touch the surface of ways to swoon your sweetie in Anacortes. To kindle those sparks, here are some romantic dating ideas for couples in pursuit of the perfect romantic weekend getaways.
Bliss Out at the Spa
One of the best ways to slip into island time and let your cares float away is to get pampered on a spa day. As the kinks are worked out your mind and body will revitalize and recharge. To invigorate your romantic weekend, here are some suggestions to get your day of pampering underway.
The Apothecary Spa features a side-by-side couples massage with an option for massage by candlelight. Tara Nurturing Massage Therapy offers side-by-side couples massages and you’ll want to inquire about the soothing and warming Arnica oil massage. At Spa Siloam couples can start their experience in the sauna together and then have a side-by-side treatment of choice such as a massage, exfoliation or facial.
Share a Once in a Lifetime Experience
Pacific Northwest sunsets are stunning and witnessing one on Fidalgo Island can be a memorable crescendo. For couples wanting to add in extra wow factor, join a sunset canopy tour with AdventureTerra and behold those blazing colors of the setting sun from the tree tops at Deception Pass State Park.
The tours run April to October and participants start by learning the ropes of ascending and repelling. Then, together you’ll work your way up a 220 foot tree. As you climb higher and higher, you’ll bond over the challenges and triumphs. At the top, a 360-degree view awaits, including views of the humpbacked Olympic Mountains and Mt. Baker. As the sky begins its colorful display, there is no rush from your heavenly heights. After all, you’ve earned this unique vantage point at the top of the canopy.
(If that entices you, canopy camping is planned to open this spring.)
Satisfy Your Couple Goals
Shared experiences not only enhance the romance but create long-lasting memories. Couples who want the thrill of seeing a whale, will want to hop aboard a whale watching cruise. Thanks to their knowledge staff you’ll be a whale spotting pro by the end of the day and discover so much about the wildlife and whales that call the Salish Sea home.
More fun things for couples to do together include kayaking and fishing charters. You can also stroll through historic downtown lined with boutique shops, art galleries, antique stores, enjoy a romantic meal at one of the town’s many restaurants, and take in a show at the Anacortes movie theater or Anacortes Community Theater. At the end of the day, plan to watch the sunset from one of these locales to bask in those last colorful moments of your island getaway.
Cozy Up at a Romantic Hotel
Romantic getaways aren’t complete without an overnight stay. There are over a dozen Anacortes hotels that fit all budgets and travel styles. If the plan is to impress your sweetie with amenities like a lavish room with a view or a Jacuzzi tub, here are some ideas for a romantic hotel stay.
Couples at The Majestic Inn & Spa can luxuriate in one of their suites with balconies and views of the San Juan Islands, and a soaking or Jacuzzi tub. For a deluxe room with a fireplace and a jetted tub stay at Ship Harbor Inn near the Anacortes ferry. The Swinomish Casino & Lodge features spacious one-room suites with sweeping vistas, balconies, and a Jacuzzi tub. For a room that feels like your own personal cottage, check out the suites at Sunrise Inn Villas & Suites outfitted with European furnishings and jetted tubs. More Anacortes hotel options for rooms with Jacuzzi tubs can be found at The Marina Inn, Islands Inn, Anacortes Inn, and Fidalgo Country Inn. To really get away from it all, stay in a fully furnished cabin at Guemes Island Resort. Amenities include steam showers, private hot tubs, and are steps away from the beach.