Why You Should Visit the San Juan Islands

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Many vacationers have a list of dream destinations they’d like to visit before they die. Popular vacation destinations include places like Hawaii, Paris, Tahiti, and Italy. However, there are many beautiful spots that travelers may not have considered before. One breathtaking destination in the United States is the San Juan Islands, located in Washington State.

The San Juan Islands are most famous for their population of majestic orca whales that frequently swim past from May through October. Lime Kiln Point State Park is the best place to watch these magnificent creatures from land, but you can also get closer to them on a guided kayak or boat tour. You’ll see many more exotic creatures such as bald eagles, puffins, otters, seals, and even humpback whales.

If you enjoy hiking, you’ll also find trails with spectacular nature views throughout the islands’ many parks. If you prefer to cruise on wheels, you can also rent a bicycle and explore the islands’ cycling trails. Most of the islands are picturesque, tranquil, and ideal for exploring.

While you’re there, don’t forget to sample the local wine and dining. The islands are home to many unique fresh ingredients that local restaurants have combined into tasty, unforgettable dishes. If you’re a history buff, you can also visit historical sites and remnants of American and English army buildings left over from the Pig War.

If your interest has been piqued, and you’re ready to plan your trip, don’t forget to look for a good San Juan Island cabin rental as a resting spot after your adventures. Visit San Juan PM to browse vacation home rental options.