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Perfect Weekend in Anacortes

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You’ll pack more into your weekend getaway and keep the lid on your budget when your island destination is picturesque, fun, historic Anacortes on Fidalgo Island.

The best-kept secrets often are closer and easier to access than you think! Anchored by a vibrant, friendly downtown and surrounded by water, infinite adventures await. So grab your camera for a weekend getaway and prepare to be surrounded by scenes from a Pacific Northwest picture book.

Show up on the first Friday of the month to join the Art Walk, 6 – 9 pm, where guests flock to see the latest exhibits, catch up with friends, and grab a late supper that’s inventive, fresh, and local. You’ll find everything from Native American art, carvings and basketry to avant-garde installations, pastoral landscapes, photography, vintage wearables, crafts and more.

Getting up close and personal with the waterfront is as easy as a stroll through Cap Sante Marina, with its hundreds of pleasure yachts and work boats. Find your way to any of the city’s dozens of parks for water views and playgrounds for a picnic.

To really experience the mood of our waters, book a kayak, jet boat, or whale watch trip. With historic Deception Pass Bridge just down the road on the southern tip of Fidalgo Island, you’re guaranteed sure-fire natural drama.