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

Oak Harbor’s Military History Commands the Visitor’s Attention

Recently named best in the world by the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) in Oak Harbor has a significant influence on this small but bustling town’s diverse population.
As many as 5,000 sailors are stationed here at time, and its a base that is often requested—and no wonder.

Hiking and Walking Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor offers visitors many opportunities to explore their travel interests, from fine dining and shopping to military history and whale watching. What Oak Harbor may not be known for —but should be— is hiking and walking. There are several options for every activity level, from avid hikers to family strolls, and dogs are welcome on treks.

The Oak Harbor Garry Oaks

When you walk among the oak trees that dominate Smith Park in Oak Harbor, you can’t help but feel you’re among some very old living things.  The 150 or so Garry Oaks in the park predate the town, and, yes, the town was named after the trees. Once There Were Thousands of Trees Garry Oaks were on Whidbey Island in … Read More

Bronze statue of a Native American holding a salmon.

Oak Harbor Art Trail

Public Art is spread throughout Oak Harbor. Use this guide to find its artistic gems. Some pieces are by local artists others are nationally known.

Oak Harbor Marina

Nestled between historic downtown Oak Harbor and the Navy’s seaplane base, this full-service marina is a beautiful stop for people boating around Puget Sound. The marina is owned by the city of Oak Harbor and features 420 slips, guest moorage, permanent moorage, showers, laundry, fuel, recycling, and a boat ramp.   It’s located about a half-mile from downtown Oak Harbor. Latitude: 48° … 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.