Main Street Spotlight: Anacortes

Main Street Spotlight: Anacortes

Start Your Island Getaway In Anacortes

Located on Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is the best place to start your Island adventure! It's home to a flourishing local music scene and a bustling shopping district full of boutiques, art galleries, & antique shops.

Hungry? You can stop by Bastion Brewery to order their Garlic Parmesan Fries on the way to Anacortes or try the tasty Mexican dishes at Frida's Gourmet Mexican Cuisine. Need a tasty meal on the go? Swing by Pita J's and try one of their delicious pitas. In the mood for something sweet? You'll love the desserts at A'Town Bistro.

Did you know that back in 1876 railroad surveyor Amos Bowman and his wife Annie moved to the area we now know as Anacortes? In 1877, Amos named Anacortes after his wife's maiden name Annie Curtis. How sweet! Almost as sweet as your weekend getaway could be!

Start your island getaway in Anacortes. Take the ferry and go island hopping on the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island and Guemes Island!

Anacortes is an outdoors destination! Nearly half of the island is made up of public parks, recreational lands, and waters, with 12 miles of shoreline and 67 miles of public trails. There is always an adventure waiting for you whether you want to take a hike, watch the birds, ride your bike or go crabbing. Anacortes is surrounded by the Puget Sound and the Swinomish Channel, so after you have finished exploring the shore, you can sail out in the sea and go whale watching or fishing.

Insider tip: Want to listen to some fantastic local music? Well, you are in luck, because The Brown Lantern, The Rockfish Grill, and H20 have live music almost every weekend with bands playing everything from indie folk to funky blues.

So whether you want to take a stroll through the lively town of Anacortes or go island hopping, book your weekend trip at a local inn today!