New Year's on San Juan Island

New Year's on San Juan Island

Another trip around the sun and another chance to reinvent, to try something new, to overcome, to be your best self. Will you spend the glorious ringing in of the new year with us on San Juan Island this year? No fireworks from the Space Needle or dropping big balls here, just a beautiful island, good people, excellent food, a few parties and the Salish Sea Splash first thing on New Year’s morning. We here at the Earthbox Inn & Spa most definitely have the perfect lodging  & spa specials to go with your island getaway (and the hot tub to soak in after your polar bear splash). Here are seven ideas on how to aptly ring in the New Year on San Juan Island.

Bonfire at South Beach

Go for a nice long walk at South Beach in American Camp National Historical Park, watch the winter birds, sea lions, foxes and otters. Make a bonfire in one of the designated fire rings, sip hot coco and write down 10 things you would like to let go of next year. Then burn that list.

Pool & Spa Day at the Spa at Earthbox

Go for a swim in our heated, indoor pool, relax in the hot tub, take a sauna, then get pampered at our spa with a rejuvenating facial and a soothing massage to feel as new as the year to come.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at COHO Restaurant

Treat yourself to phenomenal local, seasonal fare, prepared to perfection by the talented chefs of this lovely Farm-to-Table restaurant. COHO offers two seatings (at 5:00pm and at 8:30pm) to their 5-course, wine dinner, New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Reservations recommended.

Downrigger's Restaurant on San Juan Island
Downriggers festive atmosphere delights not only on holidays

Pacific Northwest Cuisine with a View

Spacious, festive Downriggers at the waterfront will delight with their irresistible signature cocktails, delectable, small plates to share and delicious entrees from the land and from the sea.

New Year’s Eve Party for the Kiddos

Bring a snack to share and head to Brickworks on 12/31 at 7:00pm to ring in the New Year with friends and family, fun and games.

Bloody Mary on San Juan Island
Bar Hopping in completely walkable Friday Harbor is so much fun

New Year’s Eve Bar Hopping in Friday Harbor

Bar hopping in Friday Harbor is such a treat. No need for a designated driver, no hassle with parking or traffic. Just meander from the Earthbox to all of your favorite spots – San Juan Brewing, Herbs Tavern, Seize & Desist, Mikes Wine Bar, to name a few – enjoy locally made libations, listen to live music or even grab the mike for a Karaoke song or two. It’s the end of the year after all.

Jackson Beach on San Juan Island
Jackson Beach is where it’ll happen, the New Year’s Day 5k Resolution Run & Salish Sea Splash

Resolution Run and Salish Sea Splash – Fires will be built!

On New Year’s morning, head to Jackson Beach, just a mile out of town. Take our free beach cruiser bikes if you feel like making it a triathlon kind of day. Do the 5k run or walk, starting at 10:00am, then immerse yourself in the Salish Sea with a rejuvenating plunge. Fires will be built, sacks and hot drinks offered. Bring warm clothes for afterwards.

Happy New Year, Everybody!