Top things to do in San Juan Island

Top Choice Fusion in San Juan Island

Duck Soup Inn

It ain’t cheap, but it’s really good. Situated 4 miles northwest of Friday Harbor amid woods and water, Duck Soup offers the best island fine dining using its own herb garden to enhance menu items such as oysters, s…
Park in San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Point State Park

Clinging to the island's rocky west coast, this beautiful park overlooks the deep Haro Strait and is reputedly one of the best places in the world to view whales from the shoreline. The word is out, however, so the …
Historic Site in San Juan Island

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Known more for their scenery than their history, the San Juans nonetheless hide one of the 19th century's oddest political confrontations, the so-called 'Pig War' between the USA and Britain. This curious standoff i…
Historic Site in San Juan Island

San Juan Island National Historical Park (English Camp)

English Camp, 9 miles northwest of Friday Harbor, contains the remains of British military facilities dating from the 1860s. A path from the parking area leads down to a handful of restored buildings that lie in an …
Deli in San Juan Island

Market Chef

Super popular and famous for its delicious sandwiches, including its signature curried-egg salad with roasted peanuts and chutney, or roast beef and rocket. Salads are also available; local ingredients are used. If …
Cafe in San Juan Island

Lime Kiln Cafe

Perched on the end of the Roche Harbor marina wharf, this simple but pleasurable establishment serves up mouthwatering American breakfasts that feature organic eggs in a hearty San Juan scramble with avocado and sou…
Fusion in San Juan Island

Backdoor Kitchen

One of San Juan Island's finest restaurants, Backdoor Kitchen uses fresh local ingredients to serve up creative multi-ethnic dishes such as Spanish-style pork with wild-prawn stew and East Indian spiced lentils with…
Historic Site in San Juan Island

San Juan Island National Historical Park (American Camp)

On the southern flank of the island, the American Camp hosts a small visitor center and is a good place to start your historical excursion. Among the remnants of an old fort are the officers' quarters and a laundres…
Museum in San Juan Island

Whale Museum

If you have time for only one sight, be sure to visit the excellent Whale Museum, a small but cleverly arranged space dedicated to the life of the orca (killer whale), which has become something of a San Juan Island…
Museum in San Juan Island

San Juan Historical Museum

In an 1890s farmhouse on the outskirts of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Historical Museum commemorates early pioneer life on San Juan Island. While the building itself is interesting for its vernacular architecture, t…