Things to Do on Whidbey

  Freeland Park Did you know Freeland got its name in the early 1900s from an attempted commune by a company called the Free Land Association? In 1920, they went bankrupt, but the name stuck! Today, it’s a bustling little community at the head of Holmes Harbor where you can find amazing places like the Freeland Park (pictured […]
  Where on Whidbey to Shop for Mom Time is flying by, and Mother’s day is right around the corner. If you’re anything like us sometimes it can be difficult, not to mention nerve-racking, to find the right gift for the woman who raised you.  She could prefer a gift with meaning and sentiment or one with a practical day-to-day use.  While one […]
  Celebrating Star Wars Day You might be asking yourself; how does one celebrate May 4th, aka Star Wars Day? The simple, bare minimum approach to Star Wars Day, would be to wear a shirt you bought off Amazon and call it good. But if you want to embrace true nerd status here are some ideas to get you started. […]
  Best Places to Whale Watch on Whidbey Discover the Best Places to Whale Watch   When it comes to natural wonders, Whidbey Island is unbelievably blessed. With expansive undeveloped areas, nine state parks, and views that take your breath away, it’s hard to imagine it could get any better.  But it does!   In addition to our incredible outdoor opportunities for explorers, […]
  The Gray Whales Return to Whidbey Gray Whales Return to Whidbey As the cold melts away and flowers start to bloom again, Whidbey Island is blessed with a rare and wonderful gift. Many people hike to the very tip of a bluff or edge of the waves hoping to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon. Then it happens – water spurts […]
  QR Codes Connecting Us to History Whidbey Island is home to several wonderful little towns each with their own fascinating history and culture. Perhaps the most intriguing is Whidbey’s oldest town; Coupeville, home of the first Whidbey Island settlement. Coupeville: Coupeville is an adorable waterfront community rich in history and culture. In 1850 Issac Ebey became the first official Whidbey Island […]
  Whidbey Farmers Markets If you were given the task of describing this beautiful island, how would you respond? What would you say? Would you highlight the Navy community of Oak Harbor? Or maybe the vibrant artisan culture? What about the plethora of State Parks that help to preserve our island’s beauty?  We all know any one of these […]
  Guide to Oak Harbor Easter Services in 2021 After dealing with all the challenges of the past year, many people are anticipating attending services at churches in Oak Harbor to celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Likewise, churches are looking forward to celebrating these events with people in person and online. To find out where to go and when, check out the list […]
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  How to Spend a Weekend on Whidbey Island During Each Season of the Year  Whidbey Island visitors know that they can come back time and time again and always see and do something new, and depending on the time of year you visit, this is especially true! Each season brings something special to discover, and whether you’re visiting in the heart of winter or in the middle of a […]
  Where to get your lashes done on Whidbey Now that we are back in Phase 2, quite a few people are looking to “make themselves socially presentable” again. Although this could mean numerous things, for many this transition includes re-entering salons across the island to have their eyelashes done.  Yes, you read that right – eyelashes.  For quite a few years it has […]
  Incorporate Health & Fitness Into Your Home Routines How are those New Year’s Resolutions going? For many of us, this time of year is filled with setting high expectations for ourselves only to be let down after a few weeks. With the added stress of COVID restrictions and cold weather, it’s hard to keep your head in the game when it comes to […]
  Valentine’s Day in the Place You Love Most: Home Sweet Home Enjoy this list of ideas for your special day at home with the one you love. Breakfast in bed: What better way to start the day than with breakfast in bed? Surprise your Valentine by waking up early and preparing a decadent breakfast like pancakes, an omelet, or frittata. Pair it with some fresh fruit, […]
  Squash It is that time of year when the fruits of our labors begin filling up not only our dinner plates but also become an integral part of beautifying the spaces around us. You guessed it, we are talking about SQUASH. If you are anything like some of these green thumb agents, you have spent the […]
  Dog Parks on Whidbey If you have been out exploring Whidbey recently, you might have noticed an abundance of furry four-legged creatures. It’s not much of a secret that Whidbey Islanders LOVE their dogs. As self-proclaimed “outdoorsy” people say, they are the perfect pet to have with you when hiking trails, swimming at the beach, and exploring places like […]
  A Trip to Langley Plan your Trip to Langley A Little History Before You Plan Your Trip to Langley On the southern side of Whidbey Island along the Saratoga Passage lies the lovely little town of Langley. With a population of just over one thousand, this quaint town is home to a creative culture and endless entertainment. Langley’s history […]
  Water Sports on Whidbey Whidbey Island Water Sports: Just in Time for Summer   As Island County transitions into we’ve noticed quite a few changes. Restaurants have re-opened their doors. Parks are now open to the public again. Even a few offices are welcoming back their employees.   For many, this change couldn’t have come soon enough. For those […]
  Whidbey Island Wineries & Distilleries Whidbey Island Wineries & Distilleries   “With intriguing accents of spice and musty earth [and] a gripping mouthful of tannins dance on the lengthy finish.”   These are the words used to describe Spoiled Dog Winery’s Estate Pinot Noir. If you are a fancy wine connoisseur, you probably knew what all of those words meant. […]
  Whidbey Working Artists How the Whidbey Working Artists Began: In the early 2000s Whidbey Island was a community buzzing with potential and truly coming into its unique identity as an island full of diversity. During this time a small group of North Whidbey artists decided to band together to draw attention to the island’s ever-growing artist community.  Thus […]
  Cycling Wondrous Whidbey The adventures available on Whidbey never quite seem to end. Between wondrous hikes, quaint local shops, and astounding historical buildings there never seems to be an end to what this island has to offer. You might just start to believe Whidbey Island is perfect and we can’t say we disagree. Among Whidbey’s countless opportunities is […]