Summer Fun Activities in Anacortes

Jul 27, 2021, 6:31 PM | Updated: Sep 22, 2021, 10:41 pm
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SPONSORED — Infamous for its clear skies and warm, sunny days, the Pacific Northwest is undeniably an outdoor oasis in the summer months. However, gorgeous summer days in the city realistically result in irritating traffic jams and chaotic, overcrowded areas leaving one feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. A summer island escape is just the fix every city dweller needs. Not only is Anacortes close to home, but the perfect place to visit to reset and relax. From boutique shopping, delectable eats and endless exciting activities, the city of Anacortes is a must see this summer.

A hop, skip and one ferry ride away, the Fidalgo Islands are just close enough for a single day excursion or an extended weekend getaway. Whether you’re making the 90 minute road trip out or floating in by ferry, Anacortes is a great retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Make a weekend out of your visit by relaxing at the Majestic Inn and Spa or booking an Airbnb on the island with family and friends. There is plenty to experience upon the island; climbing through the lush canopies in Deception Pass State Park, sampling the fresh produce at the Anacortes Farmers Market, or probing through the tide pools along shore. Not to mention, the local shops have one of a kind pieces and unique gifts to take home as a constant reminder of the momentous visit to the island for years to come. Store fronts such as Alley Cat Antiques and the Scott Milo Gallery have a collection of treasures that would pique any visitor’s interest. Whatever you’re searching for, you can find it right here in Anacortes. Check out an example itinerary before your visit here.

There is no such thing as being too full. Nibble through the Anacortes dining experience by savoring the extensive list of mouthwatering restaurants and bold coffee shops. Start the day off right by grabbing an early morning roast from Penguin Coffee to keep your energy up throughout your city venture. Then, dine in at Rockfish Grill to enjoy freshly caught, local seafood while you listen along to live music. Finally, before boarding the ferry home be sure to pick up a baked good for the voyage back from Calico Cupboard Old Town Bakery to avoid traveling on an empty stomach.

If the local eateries aren’t already a great reason for a second visit to the island, come October 1st Anacortes will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Bier on the Pier. This brew-tastic festival features more than 40 Skagit County local breweries, cideries, and food trucks. For more information on Bier on the Pier or to purchase tickets, click here.

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages. By visiting the city of Anacortes, not only are you making memories to last a lifetime, but also making a difference within the community by supporting local businesses. Experience the adoration of the Anacortes community has for the island first hand. Book your island getaway today.


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