The city of Anacortes resides in Skagit County, Washington. The origins of the name “Anacortes” derive from the wife of an early settler to Fidalgo Island. Anna Curtis was the wife of Amos Bowman.
Anacortes is commonly known as the “Gateway to the San Juan Islands.” Many come here to stay the night before jumping on a ferry to a nearby San Juan Island in the morning. The feel of this town is slow, almost a throw back to earlier America.
This is a capture of a corner in the historic area of the Anacortes. In this district you will find many niche businesses, dated architecture, paintings on the side of buildings, and old clocks. What you will not find are any fast food restaurants inside the historic district area.
Nearby you will find the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival happening in spring, Deception Pass and that spectacular bridge, Lazy La Conner, and Fidalgo Bay.
Anacortes is worth the trip, especially if you are intent on seeing beautiful things, places, and just stop a moment to rest and relax.