This friendly Fidalgo Island community is accessible by bridges from the south and east. Anacortes, just 90 miles north of Seattle, offers unique shops and galleries, beautiful scenery, boating, kayaking, whale watching and golf. Treat yourself to delicious selections from the menus of the city's many restaurants, or sign the guest register at one of the historic community's motels or bed and breakfast establishments. The public parks system boasts 18 parks and 2,800 acres of forest with mapped trails. You can also use Anacortes as "home base" to embark on other Northwest adventures. Take the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to the San Juan Islands, or north to Sidney, British Columbia. Anacortes: Your Natural Destination.
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