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Bird Rock Hotel Travel Blog

Welcome to the Bird Rock Hotel Blog! We are located in beautiful Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and our blog brings you the latest news, insider tips and ideas on what to do on San Juan Island.

Posted on Apr. 29, 2019
How to Plan an Unforgettable Baby Moon to San Juan Island

You’ve made it through the first three months and are starting to feeling good again. You’ve decorated the nursery and the baby shower is on the books. Now what? It’s time to plan your Baby Moon. Doctors and experts (as in: millions of women who have done this before you) agree: the best time to enjoy a Baby Moon is in the second trimester, after you conquered the morning sickness and before you are too round to move comfortably. They also agree on road trips being preferable to flying. How about a trip to gorgeous San Juan Island, only 65 miles and a beautiful ferry ride from Seattle? How about staying in the adorable coastal village of Friday Harbor, where you can do everything on foot? Let’s get planning:

Posted on Mar. 25, 2019
Solo Trip Tips San Juan Island

Travelling solo is an empowering opportunity to become more in touch with yourself—to build confidence and to learn what is important to you. Nothing makes you feel more present than finding out what it is you want and caring for your needs. One of my favorite spots for a solo weekend getaway is San Juan Island. It’s close, yet feels far away from it all. It’s safe and offers fun activities for every mood and every budget. Come explore and find yourself.

Posted on Mar. 5, 2019

San Juan Island, with its breathtaking beaches, parks & activity farms is the perfect place for an outdoor wedding. Imagine yourself tying the knot on the rugged cliffs next to the historic Lime Kiln Lighthouse high above the glistening Salish Sea, in the purple fields of the Pelindaba Lavender Farm or on the shell speckled beach of the serene Westcott Bay Seafood Farm. We took the liberty to compile a list of island specific insider tips, to ensure your outdoor wedding on San Juan Island will be a huge success.

Posted on Jan. 28, 2019
San Juan Island Ferry

It’s February in Washington, when we get blessed with a little teaser of Spring, the first flowers of the season, days where the sun is actually warm, baby animals and, of course, Valentine’s Day. Whether you’ve just met or have been married for decades, going on a date, spending quality time together laughing and exploring, creates the foundation of knowing and understanding each other. Take a weekend trip to romantic San Juan Island and plan a fun date with your Sweetie.

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