Things to Do During Your Stay at Lakedale Resort – San Juan – When you think of a tropical island getaway, laying out in the sun under palm trees next to turquoise waters probably comes to mind. You might be surprised at the many activities there are in San Juan that don’t involve sun, sand, or sea. Sure, of course all of that comes first, but when you’ve had your fill, take a look at these amazing intellectually stimulating activities that are very near to Lakedale.
Most everything is within walking distance from Lakedale and, should you need to take the ferry to get where you’re going, most everything else is within walking distance of the ferry! San Juan’s Historical Society Museum is located at an old homestead in Friday Harbor from 1882. King’s Farm, as it was known then, consisted of a farm house, stables, log cabin, and several other out buildings. All the buildings are available for tour, and the museum offers many artifacts that were found in the dwellings. There are several events that occur here throughout the year as well.
Even if you didn’t bring the kids along on the particular vacation, Friday Harbor’s Whale Museum is simply not to miss. Orcas, also known as killer whales, are on the endangered species list and the Whale Museum is helping the Orca population by housing them in resident pods in which all of their needs are attended to. This is the first museum in the region that is dedicated to protecting a species while still allowing them to live in the wild. Patrons can take classes on Marine Naturalism, as well as take part in the Adopt-A-Whale program that helps in funding the museum’s many programs dedicated to Orcas.
Finally, for a true break from the norm, the Museum of Art on San Juan Island highlights the art of artists all around the world, and does so from within an extraordinarily inspired structure. The mission of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art is to assist artists of all mediums in their expression and authenticity. Various types of art are showcased throughout the year, and there are also various workshops worthy of attending to bring out your inner arts genius.