Fidalgo Island sits at the northern end of Puget Sound, and is home to the city of Anacortes which is known as the "gateway to the San Juans". The south side of Fidalgo is linked to Whidbey Island by Deception Pass bridge - a beautiful, scenic bridge which is on The National Register of Historic Places. From kayaking and whale-watching to galleries and gourmet dining, there is no shortage of things to do on Fidalgo Island.
The San Juan Islands provide one of the best whale watching opportunities anywhere in the world, and Fidalgo Island is a great place to start. Both Island Adventures and Mystic Sea Charters operate out of Anacortes and provide whale watching tours. If camping is your thing, Washington Park offers camping on the west side of the island, and features a scenic 2.2-mile loop road that winds through the park's forested hills and meadows with views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains.
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Anacortes, just 90 miles north of Seattle, offers unique shops and galleries, beautiful scenery, boating, kayaking, whale watching and golf. Pick up some vintage clothing or antique kitchenware at Alley Cat Antiques, or enjoy a romantic dinner with a view of the waterfront at Anthony's at Cap Sante.
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