Anacortes is a picturesque destination for couples. A perfect getaway for a honeymoon or an anniversary. Stay for a week and explore what the island has to offer – the amazing restaurants, the shopping in our historic downtown, the nature viewing out on the water, and the relaxing spas.
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 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, glasswork, sculptures, and tables. 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.
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 you 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.
Explore the waters around the island.
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! 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 classroom. All guests also receive a 64-page color wildlife guide.