Fall is San Juan Island’s secret season. It feels a lot like Summer, but with fewer people and better food. The island is graced with long, sunny days. Lodging and the ferries are less expensive, while none of the seasonal restaurants have packed up shop yet. Farmers are hauling in their abundant harvest and getting ready for the Fall Harvest Parade and Savor the San Juans--a month-long feast for all senses--in October. Here is what you need to know about travelling to San Juan Island in the Fall.
If you are planning on bringing your car, ferry reservations are a good idea, even though your chances to ride stand-by are a lot better in the fall than in the height of Summer. Remember if you are walking on, you never need a reservation and will never get turned away.
We here at the Bird Rock Hotel run amazing lodging specials in the shoulder season. Many restaurants feature Savor specials. And no Fall getaway is complete without a relaxing massage. Check out the menu at the Spa at Earthbox and give yourself the gift of looking forward to something extra special.