Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island, in the Pacific Northwest. It is conveniently situated halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC and is a great place to bring the family for an adventure. Come explore the island getaway you can drive to, and stroll through our vibrant coastal community. All within walking distance you'll find casual cafes to elegant dining, quirky to sophisticated shopping, art galleries to antique shops and unique accommodations. Whether you are planning a day trip or a summer vacation, Anacortes has something for everyone: whale watching tours, kayaking excursions, sailing, boating, birding, fishing, crabbing, hiking or biking to name a few - it's the perfect place for an outdoor adventure!. The Skagit Tulip and Anacortes Arts festivals are enjoyed by all ages. If you have questions, or would like to learn more about Anacortes, call our friendly team of volunteers in the Visitor Information Center at 360-293-3832.