Things to do on Whidbey Island
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Fifty miles north of Seattle via the Mukilteo Ferry, the Village of Langley by the Sea is THE place to be on Whidbey Island during all four seasons.
Here you'll find an abundance of art galleries, antique stores, unique Boutiques, a performing arts center, a movie theater, several wineries and glass blowering studio.
Langley has a variety of outstanding restaurants. Let us make reservations for you.
Some of the special events you wont want to miss are the Christmas Tour in December, Mystery Weekend in February, Jazz Festival in June, the Choochokam art festival in July, the Island County Fair in August and Djangofest at the end of September. The Farmers Market is a must on weekends.
Contact the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts www.wicaonline.com
for their schedule of Plays, concerts and events
Click here for more information about Whidbey Island.
Why not indulge yourself and do it all!
Twenty-one things to do in Langley and the surrounding area:
1. Take a 4 minute stroll to town where you'll find art galleries with beautiful originals, antiques, and a variety of shops with tempting collectibles.
So many shops...so little time. Great shops include:
The Garden Shed - full of all things Chocolate, plants, candles, tea and bath goodies too.
You've never seen puppets like those at Act II on Anthes.
Five art galleries display hundreds of "objet d' art". Georgia Gerber's sculptures are frequently featured in Brackenwood Gallery. Museo has museum quality exhibits that change monthly. At Callahan's Firehouse Glass Gallery you can see his beautiful creations and then try creating one of your own.
Island Angel Chocolates offers a wonderful selection of handmade treats and delicious Gelato.
Visit antique stores including Virginia's Antiques, and Whidbey Island Antiques.You'll find lots of goodies and antique furniture in all price ranges.
"In the Country" is a shop with a very tasteful selection of almost everything.
2. So you don't shop 'til you drop, there's an ice cream parlor, coffee houses and a bakery. Better yet, enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants.
3. For after dinner entertainment, you could take in a performance at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. It's about 120 steps from the Country Cottage.
4. The Clyde Theater is right in town showing fairly current movies for only $6.00.
5. Go to a VCR-matinee in your room at the Country Cottage. In the Whidbey Rose, Captain's Cove and Cabernet Cottage, you can watch from the Jacuzzi. We provide a large selection of videos for you to enjoy and we'll even provide the popcorn.
6. How about a kayaking tour?
7. Taste the local wine at the Whidbey Island Winery on Langley Road. (About 1 mile from your Cottage). The tasting room at Bayview is another spot to try local wines too.
8. There's also the Greenbank Farms about 20 minutes up the road from the Country Cottage. They make delicious loganberry wines and liqueurs. A fun place for lunch too.You'll see it from Hwy 525. It is a big red barn with a duck pond and picnic tables alongside. Also you can stop into the Delicious Cheese store.
9. Stroll around Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens. There are hundreds of varieties and colors.
10. Golf. There are three courses nearby but beware of the views of the Olympic Mountains and the Sound; they're bound to have an impact on your concentration.
11. Tennis. South Whidbey High School just 2 miles down Maxwelton Road or Dan Porter Park on Deer Lake Road.
12. Stroll down to the Langley beach below the Edgecliff Restaurant, or drive 15 minutes to the driftwood beach at the end of Double Bluff Road. View Seattle and Cruise ships passing.
13. Go on a picnic. A trip to Chef's Pantry which bounty include freshly baked bagettes, gourmet sandwiches and soups, wine, cheeses, cookies and chocholates. Chef's Pantry is tucked in the alley off Anthes between 1st and 2nd. Star Store also has a great selection. Drive to Possession Point beach & view the Cascades from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Baker, the Sound, and the crossing ferry boats.
14. Enjoy the peacefulness of fishing at secluded Goss Lake, Lone Lake and Deer Lake. All are within 10 minutes of your Cottage.
15. On the weekends visit our Langley History Museum on 2nd Street and learn about our island paradise.
16. Rent a bike from Half Link Bikes on Bayview Road. The Binders in the rooms include a bike route map indicating the roads that are uphill, down hill, or level. They have "assist" bikes too for help getting up hills.
17. Visit the historic cannons, bunkers and lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park.
18. Walk the gentle Bluff Trail through the wild flowers from which you view the Olympics, the Sound, Port Townsend, the waves of grain in the historic farmlands preserve, and the Cascades from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Baker. Best view on the island. Incredible Panorama.
19. Hike 1/2 mile through the woods of South Whidbey State Park down to a secluded sandy beach where you can view the Olympic Mountains. Don't miss the sunsets over the Olympics.
20. If you have time to drive to the northern tip of Whidbey Island, (1-hour drive), don't miss Deception Pass! Beautiful, breathtaking views of the San Juans from the bridges!
21. Or just Do Nothing! This is a place for rest and relaxation. Stroll, don't drive. Smell the flowers. Watch the deer eat the roses. Listen for the birds, the fog horn, the cows, the frogs, and best of all, the silence. Relax, nap, get on Island time.
Country Cottage of Langley
215 Sixth Street Langley, WA 98260
(360) 221-8709 - (800) 713-3860