Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in San Juan Islands

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in San Juan Islands. This city's whale watching, hiking and boating draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around San Juan Islands

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Travelers enjoy fun activities like whale watching, hiking and boating. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes San Juan Islands a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Orcas Island Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Lopez Island Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Mt. Constitution (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Henderson Park Golf Club (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Victoria Golf Club (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Sea Star Vineyard (18.9 mi / 30.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in San Juan Islands

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, San Juan Islands is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
  • Odlin County Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Turtleback Mountain (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Orcas Island (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Spencer Spit State Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • San Juan Island (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around San Juan Islands

Fly into Deer Harbor, WA (DHB-Deer Harbor Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Westsound, WA (WSX), which is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Juan Islands?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 555 house rentals around San Juan Islands. From 85 Cabins to 350 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around San Juan Islands is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Juan Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Juan Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 32,259 vacation rentals
  • Victoria: 1,162 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia: 11,150 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Island: 2,436 vacation rentals
  • Salt Spring Island: 405 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in San Juan Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Juan Islands?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Juan Islands:

  • Victoria: 1,162 rentals
  • Surrey: 1,031 rentals
  • Sidney: 249 rentals
  • Pender Island: 198 rentals
  • Galiano Island: 228 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to San Juan Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in San Juan Islands are:

  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base): 381 home rentals
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base): 347 home rentals
  • Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH): 1,147 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in San Juan Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in San Juan Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Otter Bay Marina: 418 vacation homes
  • Saltspring Marina: 448 vacation homes
  • University of Victoria: 1,111 vacation homes
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital: 1,119 vacation homes
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf: 1,143 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around San Juan Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around San Juan Islands

Victoria
1,162 vacation rentals
Surrey
1,031 vacation rentals
Sidney
249 vacation rentals
Pender Island
198 vacation rentals
Galiano Island
228 vacation rentals
White Rock
94 vacation rentals
Langley
644 vacation rentals
Birch Bay
150 vacation rentals
Point Roberts
23 vacation rentals
Abbotsford
162 vacation rentals
Mill Bay
1,120 vacation rentals
Bellingham
320 vacation rentals
Delta
1,529 vacation rentals
Saanichton
1,194 vacation rentals
Friday Harbor
359 vacation rentals
Colwood
761 vacation rentals
Port Angeles
208 vacation rentals
Blaine
138 vacation rentals
Anacortes
146 vacation rentals
Port Townsend
288 vacation rentals