San Juan Island Voted Top Island In The US By TripAdvisor

Big news from TripAdvisor yesterday!

San Juan Island Voted Top Island


Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands, Washington, March 26 – Good things come in pairs, today San Juan Island was acknowledged as the top Island in the United States by TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® Islands awards. Yesterday, President Obama established the San Juan Islands National Monument, which includes 955 acres of cherished land throughout the San Juan Islands archipelago.

Travelers’ Choice® awards honor top islands around the world, based entirely on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. In total, more than 100 winning islands were named across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, South Pacific and the U.S.

“Whether you’re looking for idyllic palm-lined islands, or islands that offer a more cultural experience, you’ll find inspiration in these lists,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.  “From the world famous to the hidden gems, what unifies every award winner is the fantastic feedback from travelers across the globe.”

The San Juan Islands are a magnificent 172-island archipelago in the heart of the Salish Sea in Washington State. Washington’s newest scenic byway, the Islands attract visitors year-round to the three main islands of Orcas, Lopez and San Juan. Extensive national, state and county parks, and new national monument status, preserve a coastline renowned for whale and wildlife viewing. Boat and kayak tours offer up-close views of wildlife and uninhabited islands.

The complete list of 2013 Travelers’ Choice Islands can be found at:

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