Anacortes Travel Tips
Enjoy Prime Anacortes Lodging
Anacortes, a city of over 15,000, is in Skagit County Washington on Fidalgo Island. Anacortes is known for being a dock for the state ferries and terminal, as well as for its natural beauty. Surrounded by the San Juan Islands and the Puget Sound, Anacortes is in the Olympic Mountain rain shadow. This means that the weather is milder than other parts of the Pacific Northwest, experiencing only about half as much rain as Seattle. Anacortes is considered a popular place to visit for boating and enjoying the San Juan Islands. Accessible by bridges from the east and south, Anacortes is only an hour and a half north of Seattle. From Anacortes cabins, it's easy to enjoy all the area has to offer.
Enjoying Beautiful Anacortes
The northwestern end of the island features Washington Park, a popular place for boating, camping, and scenic views of the San Juan Islands and Cypress Island. Washington Park also offers hiking, picnic areas and breathtaking views close to Anacortes cabins. Popular activities near Anacortes lodging include kayaking, boating, whale watching, golf, shopping, and hiking. Deception Pass State Park in Rosario Beach is a good place for beginner or intermediate divers. Pass Lake is considered a fisher's heaven. Campbell Lake also has fishing, as well as summertime swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and inner tubing. To view marine life, try the Padilla Bay National Estuary Reserve.
Embark on Northwest Adventure
There is so much to experience in Washington and Canada from Northwest Washington State vacation rentals. Anacortes is an ideal place from which to stage the rest of your Pacific Northwest adventure. Seattle is easily accessible to the south, or take the Washington State ferry to the San Juan Islands or up to British Columbia, Canada. For instance, the Skagit River is a paradise for kayakers and bird watchers, and easily accessible from Anacortes lodging.