This western Washington sun belt is the perfect small town escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. From the oak trees that line the streets to the beautiful coastline, Oak Harbor boasts expansive views hard to find elsewhere. A vibrant community with plenty of recreational opportunities, this Whidbey Island town invites you to explore the great outdoors of Washington state.
Nestled at the water’s edge, Oak Harbor has numerous hiking and biking trails with impressive coastline and mountain vistas. Head to Washington’s most popular state park for ocean, mountain, forest or lake views. See the spectacular saltwater canyon of Deception Pass State Park. Go on a fishing, kayaking or camping adventure against a backdrop of ocean waterfalls. See why millions of people visit the Olympic Mountains each year. Expanding across over a million acres, Olympic National Park’s forest, coastal and mountain ecosystems offer incredible diversity along the Pacific Coast. Once you’ve had your fill of the area’s parks, stroll through Oak Harbor’s historic downtown. The town’s unique shops, farmers markets and historic communities will give you a sense of what Oak Harbor is all about. Explore the one-of-a-kind art studios scattered throughout the Island. See traditional works in the form of paintings and sculptures, as well as contemporary pieces expressed through glass, textiles and furniture. If you enjoy outdoor recreation, Oak Harbor offers golf, scuba diving, RV-ing, sailing and so much more.
Boat or sail from town along Whidbey or into the San Juan Islands, or get in the water at one of Oak Harbor’s many diving centers. Discover the sea creatures that live offshore in Puget Sound, or explore the tide pools that dot the beach. Spend the day roaming around Whidbey Island, visiting small towns and local landmarks. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, an area that includes a beach and old farmland, is a visitor favorite. If you’re looking to get off the island, Seattle is about a 2-hour drive, or around 92 miles, from Oak Harbor. Washington State’s largest city contains thousands of acres of parkland, but also has plenty of urban attractions unique to Seattle. Stop by the 1962 World’s Fair legacy, the Space Needle, or stroll the Pike Place Market by the waterfront. You’ll find traces of history all throughout this rejuvenated port city.
Customize your bed and breakfast experience to include gourmet meals, spa treatments or tickets to the theater. Or opt for something more rustic, in a 1907 lodge just south of Oak Harbor. You can stay in a Victorian-style home, or choose one of many units at a standard-sized inn. Find plush comfort at one of Oak Harbor’s name-brand hotels, or stick with local names for home-style lodging. Pitch your tent at a 645-acre camping park originally built as a coastal defense during World War II. Or set up camp where you’ll find sweeping views of the Admiralty Inlet. If you camp at Deception Pass State Park, you’ll have access to 38 miles of hiking trails and 3 freshwater lakes right at your fingertips.
Island Transit will get you around the island on a budget. This zero-fare transit system doesn’t have Sunday or holiday service, but offers fixed-route bus service weekdays and Saturday. Walking is another option for transportation on the island. The numerous hiking trails makes traveling short distances relatively easy. There’s also the possibility of getting off and on the island by ferry. The ride lasts about 15 minutes to get from Clinton to Mukiteo, and is relatively inexpensive, too.
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