Cars parked in front of stores in downtown Oak Harbor.

Two-Day Oak Harbor Itinerary

Oak Harbor Marina Oak Harbor is a small city on a rural island—the best of all worlds! It’s a getaway from the super-sized metropolis, but with a wide variety of outdoors and cultural happenings that create a perfect vacation weekend! Oak Harbor has lots of young families with children. So, visiting here with children is really easy and fun. Some … Read More

The Love Locks of Oak Harbor

The love lock tradition has come to Oak Harbor. The engraved padlocks, fastened to chain link in the shape of a heart on the side of a downtown building called The Loft. But there’s a twist on this enduring symbol of love.
These are dedicated to the men and women who serve our country.

A dozen or more fishing boats are in Deception Pass. The view is from on top of the bridge looking west.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport to Whidbey and Camano Islands

Many of these Coupeville buildings pre-date Seattle. Before computers and jets, this region was about the sea, timber, agriculture, and farming.  Visiting Whidbey and Camano Islands gives travelers the chance to experience that slower pace. You can visit unspoiled beaches, farms, wineries, and stay in unique lodging that enhances the experience. On Whidbey and Camano Islands, we call ourselves, “The … Read More

Getting Here By Train

With stops in Stanwood and Everett and connecting buses, Whidbey and Camano Islands are great train destinations. The Stanwood stop is platform-only with no amenities. There are 10 short-term parking spaces and 10 long-term parking spaces. The train platform is a one block walk west to the Island Transit 3C route with service to Terry’s Corner. More information from Amtrak… … Read More

Meeting Spaces and Natural Beauty

If you approach Whidbey Island from the north end you’re in for a special treat. Instead of lining up for a ferry you’ll drive across iconic Deception Pass Bridge, which connects Whidbey to Fidalgo Island and the mainland. The elegantly arched bridge is a breathtaking eighteen floors above the tumultuous waters that rush through the passage below. As you drive … Read More

Bells Beach Getaway

Come enjoy some respite from the city at our beautiful beachfront home! This newly updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home boasts a sun-filled living room, a game room with flat-screen TV & pool table, and a large deck to enjoy sunsets and the sea air.