Forty minutes beyond Seattle’s space needle (hidden between Washington and Vancouver)  lies one of America’s best kept secrets. The San Juan islands (not to be confused with the salsa loving San Juan of Puerto Rico) are most beautiful during the season of rebirth as flowers and natural wildlife make their comeback ready to make a lasting impression for anyone who visits.

Our #Liveit Picks in the San Juan Islands

Bioluminescent Kayak

Paddle through the glowing waters of the Salish Sea on this 3-hour Bioluminescent Adventure in Griffin Bay off San Juan Island! Participants of all levels will enjoy a great adventure to witness nature’s incredible light show. Once the night tour ends, guests will be placed in the finest accommodation the island has to offer.

Hike to a 1919 Lighthouse for Whale watching

Also known as Whale Watch Park, Lime Kiln Point State Park is a 36-acre day-use park with an iconic lighthouse set on the west side of San Juan Island. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales from land.

See Whales in the Wild

 

Celebrate the season with a private charter boat on the water! This family owned and operated whale watching tour has created life-changing experiences for three generations. The area is known as “the American Serengeti,” and has some of the highest concentration of whales, dolphins and sea life in the world. The best time to see these majestic creatures are during the summer time.

Picnic and Hike in Orcas island

Hike Orcas Island with Didier, a school teacher with over 25 years experience of exploring the island. Travelers will get an insiders look of the island while learning about the beauty history of Orcas island. Hammocks and a curated picnic will be set up by mountain lake where guests can enjoy a stunning moment taking in the nature around them.

Where to Stay: Thompson Seattle

Located near the Puget Sound waterfront, this luxury boutique hotel reflects the dynamic beauty of Seattle and elevates the refined edge of downtown. Thompson Seattle is a place where guests are transported to a vibrant culture fueled by culinary experiences appropriate to the Pacific Northwest. Every view in every room has been designed to enlighten your senses.

Where to Stay:
The Edgewater by Noblehouse

Seattle’s only waterfront hotel welcomes all for an unforgettable experience. Sitting on top of Pier 67, The Edgewater hotel offers stunning views with a close walk to downtown Seattle. Surround yourself with the beauty of the majestic Olympic Mountains and Northwestern sky sunsets. This luxury lodge will tailor experiences for all guests looking to enjoy Seattle and beyond!