Orcas Island, WA
The long summer weekend was invented in Washington’s San Juan Islands, or should have been. Summer stretches languorously
here, with 16 hours of daylight—enough time to savor orcas and eagles, kayaking and hiking, and a wonderful food scene. Orcas
is the island of superlatives. It’s the biggest of all the San Juans’ 750 islands, with the highest mountain, the deepest
fjords, and the most jaw-dropping views. All this inspiration draws a notably creative crowd, and many artists call Orcas
home for at least part of the year.
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