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Best things to do in Fidalgo Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Route
“The views. Especially phenomenal at sunset. Fun roadtrip to Whidbey Island, where there are loads of cute shops and good eats. ”
27 locals recommend
Bridge
“A great view but here are also hiking trails all around, and you can head down to the beach for some sea level sights. If you park in the main lot you'll need a discover pass, $30 for the year or $10 for a day pass. ”
27 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Great place for a day on the beach. 25 minutes west to Anacortes. Bike or drive. Transit goes there too! ”
17 locals recommend
Park
“At the top of the island. Tons of great trails and a great view from the bridge. ”
13 locals recommend
Bridge
“800 foot high bridge with stunning views of the pass and San Jaun Islands.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Anacortes eatery preparing New American dishes with locally sourced meats, veggies & seafood.”
21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fantastic panoramic views of the North Sound, San Juan Islands and up into Canada. Lot's of hiking trails to walk or bike along. 3 miles out of town. ”
15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Well attended happy hour (4 - 6), great view and good "NW fare Menu". Approximately 13 blocks from the Guemes ferry terminal.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Part of historic downtown Anacortes - local food with rustic, old world flair. Come as you are.”
18 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Brown Lantern ( 2.0 miles) a laid back tavern offering pub and grub, live music. ”
16 locals recommend
Park
“Cap Sante Park look out: this overlooks downtown Anacortes, the marina and the and water. (2 miles) ”
14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Good place to mingle with the locals over a beer and fish sandwich. Nice spot to meet friends and on the patio out back. Check their calendar for schedule of live entertainment.”
14 locals recommend
Diner
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“Dads Diner (1.7 miles) ironically my dad's favorite restaurant. Carnivores unite! They have a food truck on Commercial and 22nd and a sit-down place on 9th and Commercial.”
13 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Get on a ferry to any of the neighboring islands. Bring your bike, or car. ”
10 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Port Angeles is a premier whale watching destination. In recent years, the surrounding waters have become one of the leading destinations for viewing humpback whales in North America. Both salmon-eating and mammal-eating orcas are often spotted here as well. From Port Angeles, the comfortable Island Explorer 4 can head west into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, east toward the San Juan Islands, or north to Race Rocks Ecological Preserve, a memorable spot they visit. Offers private charters for a family, company or crew outings throughout the year. The Island Explorer 4 and Island Explorer 5 feature full walk around lower decks, upper viewing decks, great sound systems, heated cabins, galley service, his and her restrooms and a great crew. Great for whale watching tour, wedding, corporate team building event, or a family reunion.”
9 locals recommend