Explore: Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands pt. 1

Explore: Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands pt. 1

Summer is over and Fall is here. Cold and rainy weather means I have time to sit down and tell you about some of my recent adventures. One most recent was a trip to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands with my mom. Friday Harbor is no stranger to the blog. I’ve written about my last tripΒ here.

I’ve been to the San Juans only a hand-full of times, but I have some favorite things to do while on the islands. Friday Harbor is my favorite town so far. To get to Friday Harbor, you have to take the ferry from Anacortes (90 miles north of Seattle). You can take your car over to the islands on the ferry, but I haven’t ever done that. I try to find lodging within walking distance from the ferry landing in Friday Harbor.

This time to the islands, my mom and I stayed at Cannery Inn. The room we stayed in had the most amazing view!! It was so peaceful to wake up each morning with the stunning view of the harbor. It’s walking distance from the downtown area with coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping.

Rachel jane Lloyd, Friday Harbor
Rachel jane Lloyd, Friday Harbor
Rachel jane Lloyd, Friday Harbor


Farmers Market

That view! Can you even believe it? I miss it seeing it again in these pictures. Another thing you can’t miss while on Friday Harbor is the farmers market. I’ll be honest I’ve been to some pretty amazing farmers markets, but this was out of a movie. Fresh oysters, steaming paella, banjo playing old men. It was amazing. Magical.

Here are some of my favorite vendors:

Westcott Bay Shellfish
Paellas San Juan
High Sea Tuna



Another post about the rest of our time in Friday Harbor is coming soon! It’s one of my favorite places on earth, so you won’t want to miss it.

Here are some of my Friday Harbor Must-Haves!

Rachel x


  1. October 19, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    These pictures are amazing! Looks like you had a great time and so much fun!

    • October 19, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thank you Aliza, We did! It was a wonderful time.

  2. October 19, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Oh my gosh, I feel like I can practically taste that paella! Looks so good. When we come back, can we take a trip there together? Either girls weekend or maybe a couples trip?! We can eat all the oysters… πŸ˜‰

    • October 19, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      YES YES YES!!!!! love this idea- and you πŸ™‚

  3. October 19, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I love the San Juan sunsets.

    Thanks for sharing them!

  4. October 23, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    What great photos! I love visiting different farmers markets too, one of my favourite things to do! πŸ™‚

  5. November 11, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    The San Juans are so special. I went to summer camp on a tiny island near Orcas for 5 summers, amazing! I haven’t been back much since though, probably should!

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