The small town of Friday Harbor is the main settlement on San Juan Island, which is just off the coast of the mainland of Washington state, in the far north-west of The United States of America. According to the last census in 2010, the population of the town was just over 2,000 inhabitants. People choose to take their holidays in Friday Harbor due to the fact that this really is a beautiful part of America, one that is also within very close proximity to the cosmopolitan city of Seattle. The self catering accommodation in Friday Harbor is guaranteed to be of a very high standard and will provide you with the ideal base in which to come and go as you please.
The main activities, on your holidays in Friday Harbor, are likely to revolve around the attractive beaches that can be found in this part of Washington state. These include the likes of swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, surfing and deep-sea fishing. On drier land, why not consider activities such as cycling (bikes are available to hire on the island) and mountain biking, walking and hiking, horse riding, tennis, golf, jogging and kayaking and canoeing.
You have some scenic and quaint fishing villages to explore along the coast of San Juan Island, but for a far greater choice in the way of places to visit on your holidays in Friday Harbor, it is strongly recommended that you head to the large city of Seattle. Washington’s largest metropolis can be reached by sea plane from Friday Harbor to Lake Union Seaplane Terminal in Seattle, or you can take a regular ferry crossing to Anacortes and drive from here. The main attraction to visit in Seattle is The Space Needle which is a prominent landmark that can be seen across much of the central area. There are also museums, shops and restaurants and cafés galore for you to enjoy within the city, too.
Your holidays in Friday Harbor will be spent in a climate that can best be described as maritime in nature. This means that it tends to be milder here, than on the mainland. Temperatures do not tend to be quite as extreme on San Juan Island, with averages in summer of around 22 degrees Celsius and in the winter this is around 2 degrees. Do take an umbrella with you, at any time of the year, as precipitation is evenly spread across the 12 months, with a total of 28 inches falling.
The best airport for your holidays in Friday Harbor will be Seattle Tacoma International (SEA). This airport has a direct service to the UK which is operated through British Airways, from London Heathrow (LHR). You would then need to arrange a transfer to San Juan Island and this can be via seaplane or a ferry service from Anacortes to Friday Harbor.