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)
How to get there

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 362 house rentals near Friday Harbor. From 57 Cabins to 211 Houses, 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: 295 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 375 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 319 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 21 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: 456 home rentals
  • San Juan Island National Historic Park: 479 home rentals
  • San Juan Islands Museum of Art: 509 home rentals
  • Cattle Point: 566 home rentals
  • San Juan Historical Society and Museum: 509 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 Cabins in Friday Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 57 Cabins in Friday Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Friday Harbor include:

  • Houses: 211 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 57 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 57 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments 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 32 vacation homes with pool available in Friday Harbor.

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