Romantic and Covid Safe Valentine’s Day Getaway to San Juan Island
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you are in need of a romantic get-away that is also Covid safe, San Juan Island is just the place for you!
On San Juan Island it is easy to have a romantic, fun weekend with your favorite someone while still being Covid safe and responsible. The local residents have fought hard to keep Covid under control on the Island, and precautions are taken seriously. Masks are mandated in all public buildings and businesses, and if you should forget, you will be politely – but quickly and firmly- reminded. At this time of year, the crowds are sparse so social distancing is easy giving you the freedom to enjoy all of the charm of this idyllic island.
So, grab your mask, jump on the ferry and get ready for a romantic, relaxing weekend!
After a scenic ferry ride, check into your room at Discovery Inn. Located about a mile from the ferry landing, Discovery Inn offers the perfect balance of being close to everything, but removed enough so you have plenty of space to yourself. Here you will find spacious, comfortable rooms with all exterior facing doors, so no hallways to contend with. Settle in for a good night’s sleep, there is fun to be had tomorrow!
Start your morning at Cafe Demeter for coffee and delicious pastries to enjoy while you do a drive around the island. Beautiful vistas await you around each curve of the road so plan on taking lots of pictures!
After enjoying the scenic route, make your way back to Spring St, the heart of Friday Harbor. Pick up a take out lunch (try Cask & Schooner for great fish and chips or Vic’s Drive In for burgers and shakes) and then enjoy lunch overlooking the marina.
Indulge in some retail therapy as you browse the shops and galleries. San Juan Island is home to many creative artisans so there is always a rare treat to find. Don’t miss Friday Harbor Chocolate (it is Valentine’s Day, after all!) or the Heart Pendant Collection at Nixon Art Glass for a truly beautiful token of your love.
End your afternoon with a stroll along South Beach, a 2 mile long driftwood strewn beach, keeping your eye out for orcas and humpbacks that can often be seen from shore.
After a quick rest in your comfortable room at Discovery Inn, enjoy a romantic dinner at Downriggers as you watch the boat lights twinkle off the water of the marina or the special Valentine’s five-course prix-fixe menu at Coho.
By the time you get on the ferry to return home, you will be relaxed, rested and well fed. You will almost forget that you were also Covid safe and responsible!
If you are uncomfortable about traveling at this time, we understand! You can always purchase a Gift Certificate to present to your sweetie and travel when the time is right. All of the charm of San Juan Island will still be here!