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The area of San Juan Islands County is a group of approximately 170 islands and islets. However the spirits of these islands is just one part of the culture of the vast bay area of the Puget Sound, including the US areas of Anacortes, Oak Harbor, Camano Island, Greenbank, Whidbey Island as well as many of the cities of the US state of Washington like Port Angeles, Mt. Vermon, Redmond or Seattle, considered one of the most important cities in the United States. The Canadian side, just a few miles away from the islands, can be also discovered while visiting the San Juan Islands. Big cities like Victoria, Sydney or Vancouver, plus a great number of towns, villages and rural communities are also the options that many tourists choose to visit because of its proximity to the San Juan Islands.

San Juan Islands County has great connections with all of the cities around either by sea or air; most of the main cities have both transportation options so locals and visitors can travel easily from one island to another or to any other part of the bay area.

The area of the Puget Sound is also one of the best areas in the United States to play in one the many casinos of the bay area. Gambling is part of the culture of this area because it has been developed by the Native American communities who have been building up casinos as part of the many entertainments of the Native American Reservations. Casinos, like in many areas of the United State, are also known as casino-hotels, finding both options in the same resort complex; some of the best places are Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Silver Reef Hotel Casino and Spa, Oak Bowl, 7 Cedars Casino, Bayside Casino and Element Night Club, Slo Pitch Casino & Sports Grill, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, Angel of the Winds Casino, Elwha River Casino, Nooksack Northwood Casino, Nooksack River Casino, Two Salmon Cafe Casino &Lodge, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians Casino. Canada also has a great offer with a number of casinos like View Royal Casino, Cascades Casino, Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino, Chances Cowichan Casino, Hotel St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino‎, River Rock Casino Resort, Edgewater Casino, Plaza of Nations Marina Casino, Triple O's Boulevard Casino, Starlight Casino, Grand Villa Casino or Delta Burnaby Casino Hotel.

Considering that the islands are very well connected, staying in any of lodging options that the inland areas offer, has been one of the options that many tourist have considered throughout the years, although San Juan Islands also has great options like exquisite hotels in fine resorts, lovely motels by the water, adorable Bed & Breakfasts or spacious rooms in stunning hostels. Accommodations can be always booked at any of the hundreds establishments like Bird Rock Hotel, Halvorsen House, Hillside House Bed And Breakfast, Kirk House, Lakedale Resort and Three Lakes, Roche Harbor Resort And Marina, San Juan County Park, Trumpeter Inn, Wharfside Bed And Breakfast or Juniper Lane Guest House.

Traveling from one place to another in the bay area of the islands is very easy because of the great San Juan Islands County transportation system but there is always another option that many tourists decide to choose, combining transportation with lodging in a cruise. Passengers can get to know the islands and the surroundings boarding on the luxury cruises like Bellingham Bay Cruise Essentially or Harbor History Cruise, although there are also other affordable options like Sunset Cruise or Sunrise Cruise. Cruises to La Conner, Swinomish Channel, Deception Pass, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, Friday Harbor, Roche Harborand Orcas Island or anywhere in the bay area are always highly recommended.

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