It’s time for another Live Like A Local destination!
Live Like A Local is a series I wanted to create in an effort to expand the travel section of my blog beyond where I live and have personally been. I wanted to create a resource for anyone reading who might be 1. traveling to other areas, 2. live in other areas or 3. moving somewhere new! I’ve been to some cool places, but I haven’t lived everywhere and what is better than some insider knowledge, eh?!
View all my Live Like A Local posts here.
Now, on with the show…Today we are visiting Anacortes, Washington!
Name: Jane Davidson
City: Anacortes, WA
- Anacortes and the surrounding area is truly a beautiful area!
What is it about Anacortes that makes it different from other cities?
- For outdoor lovers, the camping and fishing in Washington is amazing!
What is the best time of year to visit?
- The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of my favorite events!
Are there any cool festivals or annual events that are not to be missed here?
- Finnriver Cidery is a short drive and ferry ride away!
- Schweinhaus Biergarten is in a neighboring town and is the best spot for craft beers, poutine, and playing cornhole in the sunshine! Plus, that dreamboat!
Places to eat?
- Just a day at the beach in the Pacific Northwest!
What is the area known for?
- Favorite date night outfit!
What do you do on a Friday night?
- There are tons of great camping locations around Anacortes!
Cool places to stay?
The Majestic Inn is always my first suggestion to people. It’s a beautiful historic hotel right downtown in “Old Town” surrounded by shops, restaurants and only a couple blocks from the water. Another really unique hotel is The Ship Harbor Inn. It’s perched above the water with incredible water and island views, access to beautiful trails, and adjacent to the ferry terminal where you can hop a ride to the surrounding islands.
- View from Deception Pass
If there isn’t a major airport nearby what is the best way to get there?
Special thanks to Jane for showing us all around beautiful Anacortes! If you’re planning a trip to Washington or want to learn more, be sure to follow Jane on Twitter and Instagram. She also blogs over at Typically Jane so be sure to check her out there, too 🙂