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Seattle and the San Juan Islands

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Seattle and the San Juan Islands

My husband and I are dropping our daughter off at college in Seattle. We will have 3 days and 2 nights there. We will have a remaining 4 days and 5 nights. We will have a rental car and would like to do some biking in the San Juan Islands and spend a little time in Victoria. The tours are all fairly expensive. Suggestions for a fun itinerary?

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1. Re: Seattle and the San Juan Islands

Welcome to TA onanadventure1200 and congratulations on getting one "out the door". Your post brought tears to my eyes. Dropping every child off at college is a bittersweet experience. Good for you for taking the opportunity post-drop-off to travel, it is a great way to deal with the post-kid-drop-off blues.

Which college? Tell us a little more about your trip. Where are you staying in Seattle? the San Juans? Victoria? What are the actual dates of your trip? You don't necessarily need to do tours, have you looked at this site for rentals and info?

visitsanjuans.com/what-to-do/san-juan-island…

Are there other activities you are interested in?

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2. Re: Seattle and the San Juan Islands

dont need tours, just go do it

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3. Re: Seattle and the San Juan Islands

Here are two articles written for TA that will help you plan, one provides what to see on possible routes, the other about the Islands themselves. Both articles provide key websites as well.

Options for self drive itineraries in the Seattle region, with websites. tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60878-c112037/Seattl…

San Juan Islands (Specific information on the several major islands, with key websites. Best seen with at least one overnight.) tripadvisor.com/Travel-g58727-c102104/San-Ju…

In the latter article, note the comments about biking on each island.

Study the WA State ferry schedule and/or the Coho Ferry re: getting to and from Victoria.

Edited: 06 September 2012, 15:33
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4. Re: Seattle and the San Juan Islands

Welcome back voyaging. :-)

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