I fell in love with Friday Harbor. Whale watching, tide pools, harbor seals and otters, the best fourth of July ever, the best window seat and view ever, a family bike ride, wonderful farmer's market, all combined to make the very best vacation place ever. We loved it so much, we extended our stay there another day and bought a piece of art to hang to remind us of this beautiful place.
July 2-6: San Juan Island
Fourth of July at Friday Harbor You have a reservation for three nights in the two bedroom Elwha Suite, through Vacation Doorways. Website: www.vacationdoorways.com
Whale Watching: You have a reservation for whale watching at 3 PM on June 24 with Maya Charters, (360) 378-7996. Website: http://www.mayaswhalewatch.biz/.
Fourth of July: there's a parade in Friday Harbor that morning, so be aware of that as you're planning your day. Fireworks won't start until 10 PM since it's light out so late this time of year.