Distinguished as one of the best coastal towns in America, Anacortes is an accessible, small-town escape, from the historic downtown shopping & galleries, nearby forests and water everywhere. Located on Fidalgo Island and situated between Seattle and Vancouver, it’s a great spot to get away, yet still be close to the action.
Whether planning a day trip or a vacation, Anacortes has something for everyone. Coast in and hang out in vibrant Old Town. Casual cafes to elegant dining, quirky to sophisticated shopping, art galleries to antique shops and unique accommodations are all within walking distance. Activities abound, with whale watching tours, kayaking excursions, sailing, boating, birding, fishing, crabbing, hiking or biking, to name a few. The Skagit Tulip and Anacortes Arts festivals are enjoyed by all ages, and annual events like boat shows and summer shindigs make it worth coming back year after year.