7 Winter Outing Ideas on San Juan Island to look forward to in 2024

Posted on December 22, 2023
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1. First Day Hike on January 1, 2024

Join Park Ranger McElhaney on the isle’s First Day Hike through Lime Kiln State Park and explore the Whale Wall, the iconic Lighthouse and the oldest man-made structure in any Washington State Park, the lime kilns.

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2. Drop-in Figure Drawing on January 4 & February 1, 2024

Bring your favorite wine, your drawing utensils and your easel and draw figures together in the gorgeous geometric dome at the whimsical Alchemy Art Center in the woods.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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3. Spa & Pool Day at the Earthbox Inn & Spa – Tuesdays through Saturdays

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage and rejuvenating facial at the cute Spa at Earthbox to ring in your new year. Make a self-care day of it and add a pool pass for the Earthbox pool house, complete with heated indoor pool, dry sauna, bubbly jacuzzi and exercise room.

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Earthbox Inn & Spa, Friday Harbor, WA
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4. Artist Registry Show at IMA on Fridays through Mondays through February 26, 2024

Every Winter the acclaimed Island Museum of Art puts on a show of over 90 island artists. Browse paintings and sculptures, mixed media and jewelry, get awed and inspired and check out the gift shop. Pssst, Mondays are “pay what you can” days.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5. Winter Birding

The isle lays in the Pacific Flyway and is the Winter home of innumerable seabirds and raptors. Find The Best Places to go Winter Birding on San Juan Island here.

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Birding with San Juan Safaris, San Juan Island, Washington
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6. Most Romantic Dinner at Duck Soup starting on February 1, 2024

Duck Soup, San Juan’s original Farm-to-Table restaurant, nestled in the woods by a lake, is the ultimate place to take your Sweetie for a romantic dinner. Indulge in island-made fare and libations in this rustic, former woodshed and relax around the cozy fire.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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7. Free Boat Ride

Take the cute interisland ferry and check out Orcas or Lopez Island or just enjoy a ride through the glistening Salish Sea. Check out the art, do one of the ferry puzzles and enjoy the occasional live musicians. Walk-on passengers are always free. Vehicles are free on eastbound rides and pay a small fee on westbound trips.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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