- TripBuzz found 130 things to do with kids in or near Anacortes, Washington, including 114 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Oak Harbor and Eastsound.
- From Island Adventures to Highliner Charters, the Anacortes area offers 76 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Boat/Yacht Charters, Kayaking and Bowling.
- Originally a ship harbor, Anacortes is currently involved in oil and is home to two of Washington's five refineries. A Washington State Ferries dock and terminal that serves several areas, including Lopez Island and San Juan Island, is also located in the city. Each year, the city celebrates 'Shipwreck Day' and holds the Anacortes Arts Festival and the Oyster Run.
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During a whale-watching expedition on a 100-foot vessel, passangers can choose to observe orcas from a heated indoor area or an outdoor deck
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Island Adventures offers whale watching tours on a specially-designed boat, and guarantees whale sightings on every tour from March through November, with seasonal opportunities to see Orcas, Humpbacks, Minke and Gray Whales.
Offering magnificent nature scenes, Cranberry Lake is surrounded by many walking, biking and hiking trails. With a rich community history, it is also a good place for bird and wildlife watching, as well as swimming and fishing.
San Juan Lanes Bar & Grill is a full service food and family entertainment facility. They offer bowling for all ages and a restaurant outside of the actual bowling alley that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
At Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center, visitors can take aerobics classes or swim laps during the open swim sessions of the aquatics center. The center also offers a wide range of fitness classes, including Zumba, yoga, and cardio classes.
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Anacortes Kayak Tours – Day Tours offers a variety of guided sea kayak options for various skill levels. Family kayak tours and full-day excursions are available through the San Juan Islands.
Washington Park is a wide stretch of forested area with a paved road running through it which is good for a walk, drive or riding a bicycle. Located on the tip of the Fidalgo islands, the park also offers beautiful views of the sunset and surrounding San Juan islands.
Located on the eastern edge of the town of Anacortes, Cap Sante Park is a rocky outcrop providing a scenic view of the town and ocean, especially during sunset. On the eastern bank, one can also explore the remains of an amphitheater.
Featuring a gated children's play area, John Storvik Playground has swings and slides on structures built like real objects like a boat and the Anacortes ferry. The surrounding park area has sports fields and trails for biking and walking.