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Visit Anacortes, by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce

| 06/29/2015 | Blog, Skagit Valley & Fidalgo Island

Anacortes, on Fidalgo Island (the most accessible island in the San Juan archipelago), is 90 miles between Seattle and Vancouver BC, and is the destination point for the San Juan Islands and International ferry runs for Washington State. Anacortes is a thriving seaside town with a past that mirrors the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. 

Whether you are planning a day trip or a vacation, Anacortes has something for everyone. Sailing, boating, fishing, crabbing, hiking or biking just to name a few. Immerse yourself in a stress-free island lifestyle, and enjoy shopping in an authentic historic downtown, take a top rated whale watching or kayaking excursion - or just relax and hang out! 

Anacortes is a wonderful location to bring the family for either a day trip, or for an extended stay. With 3100 acres of forestlands and parks, and 65 miles of saltwater shoreline, you re sure to find the perfect location for a picnic to soak in the fresh air and abundant wildlife. If you are on the go have one of the local restaurants pack a to-go picnic box lunch. 

Couples find Anacortes a romantic destination. Sipping wine at a gourmet restaurant, strolling sandy beaches or exploring shops, couples love to escape to the island they can drive to. Anacortes is also a popular "jump point" for whale and bird watchers. Deception Pass State Park, partially located on Fidalgo Island, is a great place to see black-tailed deer, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds and waterfowl.

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