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  • Dinner Daily 4-10pm

Visit Chuckanut

Come for the view, stay for the food.

The stunning view from the historic highway – all dappled light, lush greenery, and splashing ocean – is enough of a reason to visit, but why not make a whole day out of exploring the area? The surrounding area is filled with hidden spots that are rich in history with stories to tell. If you’re riding the highway, here are things to do around Chuckanut Drive.

Of course, we like to think The Oyster Bar on Chuckanut Bay is essential to enjoying the full Highway 11 experience. Our restaurant has been a staple of Chuckanut Drive for almost as long as it’s been around – starting as a tiny seaside oyster shack in the 1920s and growing into the fine dining establishment it is today. Make a reservation and end your adventure with local seafood and an unforgettable view.

Larrabee State Park

For those who are tired of watching the trees whizz by and want to get out and explore them, you’ll find no better place than Larrabee State Park! Washington’s first state park is perfect for families with curious kids, a romantic picnic with your special someone, or a quiet time of reflection on your own. The edge of the park overlooks the bay, where you can see the nearby islands and watch incoming shipping vessels. You’ll need to purchase a Discover Pass, but $10 is a small price to pay for the experience.

San Juan Cruises

Get up close and personal with the wonderful Washington wildlife in our waters with San Juan Cruises. The cruise will take you around the San Juan Islands in search of Orcas, Humpback whales sea lions, and more. The captain will share the history of the area and point out areas of interest as you travel through the bay. Along the way, you’ll stop at Friday Harbor, a vibrant seaside port.

Historic Fairhaven District

Explore the red-bricked district of historic Fairhaven and discover a Pacific Northwest gem. The area is well-known for its small artisanal shops – you’ll find independent bookstores like Village Books, specialty clothing stores like Fairhaven Runners, and home boutique shops like the well-named A Lot of Flowers. Every nook and cranny is bursting with something exciting to see — well worth an afternoon of walking around.

Staying over night in Whatcom and Skagit counties?

Whatcom County

The Chrysalis Inn
360-756-1005
Fairhaven Village Inn
360-733-1311
Hotel Bellwether
360-392-3100
Four Points by Sheraton
360-671-1011
Semiahmoo Resort
360-318-2000

Skagit County

Skagit Valley Casino Resort
877-275-2448
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
855-794-6563
Hampton Inn & Suites
360-757-7100
Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites
360-757-2717

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Featured Wine: 2017 Underground Wine Project Rosé

A Collaborative Project with Mark Ryan McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery and Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars in Walla Walla.