Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in San Juan Islands

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in San Juan Islands. This city's whale watching, hiking and boating draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around San Juan Islands

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Travelers enjoy fun activities like whale watching, hiking and boating. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes San Juan Islands a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Orcas Island Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Lopez Island Golf Club (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Mt. Constitution (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Henderson Park Golf Club (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Victoria Golf Club (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Sea Star Vineyard (18.9 mi / 30.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in San Juan Islands

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, San Juan Islands is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)
  • Odlin County Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Turtleback Mountain (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Orcas Island (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Spencer Spit State Park (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • San Juan Island (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around San Juan Islands

Fly into Deer Harbor, WA (DHB-Deer Harbor Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Westsound, WA (WSX), which is 3.4 mi (5.5 km) away.

Where to stay near San Juan Islands?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 587 house rentals near San Juan Islands. From 91 Cabins to 369 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Juan Islands for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Juan Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Juan Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 30,884 vacation rentals
  • Victoria: 1,076 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia: 10,899 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Island: 2,327 vacation rentals
  • Salt Spring Island: 389 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in San Juan Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Juan Islands?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Juan Islands:

  • Victoria: 1,076 rentals
  • Surrey: 936 rentals
  • Sidney: 239 rentals
  • Pender Island: 201 rentals
  • Galiano Island: 213 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to San Juan Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in San Juan Islands are:

  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base): 364 home rentals
  • Saturna Island, BC (YAJ-Lyall Harbour Seaplane Base): 317 home rentals
  • Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH): 1,047 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in San Juan Islands?

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

  • Cadboro Bay: 1,003 vacation homes
  • Otter Bay Marina: 398 vacation homes
  • Saltspring Marina: 419 vacation homes
  • University of Victoria: 1,028 vacation homes
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital: 1,036 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around San Juan Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around San Juan Islands

Victoria
1,076 vacation rentals
Surrey
936 vacation rentals
Sidney
239 vacation rentals
Pender Island
201 vacation rentals
Galiano Island
213 vacation rentals
White Rock
81 vacation rentals
Langley
559 vacation rentals
Birch Bay
152 vacation rentals
Point Roberts
24 vacation rentals
Abbotsford
147 vacation rentals
Mill Bay
1,021 vacation rentals
Bellingham
327 vacation rentals
Delta
1,426 vacation rentals
Saanichton
1,111 vacation rentals
Friday Harbor
370 vacation rentals
Colwood
692 vacation rentals
Port Angeles
205 vacation rentals
Blaine
140 vacation rentals
Anacortes
152 vacation rentals
Port Townsend
290 vacation rentals