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Small-Town Holiday Traditions
in the San Juan Islands
For the holidays this year, why not really unplug and slow down? The small-town traditions of Lopez, Orcas and San Juan are truly charming and are a unique way to spend the season. At three island tree lightings, hear carolers and watch thousands of lights sparkle. At the Old-Fashioned Christmas Market in Friday Harbor, crack a chestnut roasted over an open fire. Browse artisan fairs to choose a special handmade gift, and see the beautifully decorated trees at the Rosario Resort Festival of Trees. MORE HOLIDAY FUN
Instagram Inspiration
from our #VisitSanJuans Gallery
Your pictures inspire us! When you post your best images of your travels to the San Juan Islands and use the hashtag #VisitSanJuans, we’ll post them on our #VisitSanJuans Gallery, sharing your adventures and unique viewpoint with others. So hashtag us and see your island adventures come to life! SHARE YOUR INSPIRATION
Winter Hikes, Museums & Martinis
Quiet beaches, uncrowded shops and cozy lodgings–that’s the San Juans in the wintertime. The quiet months are an amazing time to visit the islands, with plenty to do, from listening to jazz and sipping a martini at The Mansion at Rosario Resort on Orcas Island, to enjoying holiday concerts at the San Juan Community Theatre, or reveling in a winter hike at Shark Reef Sanctuary on Lopez Island. WINTER WONDERS



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Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer

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