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.

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The Ghosts of Friday Harbor

It’s that time of the year, when the veil between the living and the spirits is said to be the thinnest, when we light fires...

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Sushi from Tops'l Restaurant in Friday Harbor
Food & Art Weekend San Juan Island

My sweetheart and I recently treated ourselves to a “school is back in session and the holidays aren’t here yet” getaway to San Juan Island...

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How to Best Savor the San Juans

If you have ever lived in a place with seasonal tourism you’ll know: the exhale after the high season is over, the giddiness of the...

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Everything You Need to Know about Visiting San Juan Island in the Fall

Fall is San Juan Island’s secret season.  It feels a lot like Summer, but with fewer people and more food. The island is graced with...

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Friday Harbor, Washington
Car-free on San Juan Island

Visiting San Juan Island without a car has many advantages, especially in Summer, when the ferries are full and car reservations are sometimes unavailable when...

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Kayaking on San Juan Island
5 August Must-Dos on San Juan Island

It’s Summer on San Juan Island. Orca whales and outdoor weddings. Art fairs and music festivals. Hiking, biking and kayaking. Where will you start? We’ve...

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