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20 Perfect Summer Getaways
Where to Go: Friday Harbor, Washington.
Distance from Seattle: 100 miles north.
Where to Stay: No car required here. Ride the ferry through the San Juan Islands and the Salish Sea to San Juan Island itself, and walk two blocks to the Friday Harbor House where 23 modern guest rooms and suites have Arts and Crafts furniture, fireplaces, and oversize jet tubs, and most rooms have views of the harbor and pine-covered islands.
Room to Book: Any room with a full view of Friday Harbor and Brown and Shaw islands.
Price: Doubles from $250.
What to Do: Since you’re in one of the best whale-watching spots in the world, don’t miss boating out to Haro Strait with Maya’s Westside Charters or San Juan Safaris, and marvel at breaching orcas and humpbacks frolicking with their calves.