Many of San Juan Islands’s most popular attractions are located near to Orcas, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. The Moran State Park and the Shark Reef Park are just two of the best places to explore here. Also, well worth the effort are the Roche Harbor Marina and the San Juan Island National Historic Park.
Orcas has a number of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Discover the museums and exhibit spaces Whale Museum in Friday Harbor.
If the sun is out, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Explore the local wilderness by visiting the Lime Kiln Point State Park in Friday Harbor.
After a long day seeing the sights around Orcas, rest up at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Earthbox Inn & Spa, Friday Harbor, the Friday Harbor Suites, and the popular Deer Harbor Inn.