Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Friday Harbor

The island views and wildlife create a pretty picture of Friday Harbor. This city's whale watching, kayaking and boating draw many visitors. British Columbia Parliament Building and Butchart Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Friday Harbor

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like whale watching, kayaking and hiking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Friday Harbor a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lopez Island Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Henderson Park Golf Club (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Orcas Island Golf Course (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Victoria Golf Club (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Cordova Bay Golf Course (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Friday Harbor

Travelers enjoy Friday Harbor for its island views and seaside. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Friday Harbor. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (18.2 mi / 29.4 km)
  • San Juan Island (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Lime Kiln Point State Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • San Juan County Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Reuben Tarte Memorial Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)

Transportation to and around Friday Harbor

Fly into Friday Harbor, WA (FRD), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Friday Harbor, WA (FBS-Friday Harbor Sea Plane Base), which is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Friday Harbor?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 429 house rentals near Friday Harbor. From 251 Houses to 62 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Friday Harbor for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Friday Harbor?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Friday Harbor:

  • Downtown: 281 vacation rentals
  • Oak Bay: 39 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 356 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 27 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Friday Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Friday Harbor. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lime Kiln Point State Park: 1,338 home rentals
  • San Juan Historical Society and Museum: 1,201 home rentals
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park: 1,218 home rentals
  • Whale Museum: 1,167 home rentals
  • Reuben Tarte Memorial Park: 1,279 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Friday Harbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Friday Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 251 Houses in Friday Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Friday Harbor include:

  • Cabins: 62 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 62 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 51 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Friday Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation homes with pool available in Friday Harbor.

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