Plan Your Visit








Recreation

Summer is heaven on Whidbey. Watching Shakespeare in an amphitheater under the balmy evening sky surrounded by an evergreen forest can awaken a desire for more outdoor adventure. When the play is over and you want to connect with nature, this is the place to be.

Changing colors of Northern Lights at the Langley waterfront (photo by Holly Davison)

Take a walk down the hill at the end of 1st street to find the Langley Marina (if you go at night you might catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Here you can join a kayak tour, or launch your own, and explore the beauty of the waters of Saratoga Passage. Or take a stroll along 1st to the ‘Boy and Dog’ statue by Georgia Gerber where a rustic stairway will lead you to Langley’s waterfront park. At a low tide, a walk along the beach can yield some sandy treasures. At the north end of this small park is a viewing platform and the ‘whale bell,’ which residents ring wh en they spot a spout! Follow the signs to the The Machine Shop for a different kind of recreation--here you can try your hand at one of the vintage pinball machines in this surprising arcade. 

Pinball Wizard Dalan Abernathy, age 6, applies Body English to achieve the proper trajectory.
(Photo by David Welton)

If you’re in the mood for some two-wheeled touring, drive out of town along Bayview Road to the Bayview corner, where you can rent bikes at Half Link Bikes. You’ll also find Bayview Farm and Garden, a fun place to get your gardening fix, the Taproom where you can enjoy an artisanal beer and a great Cubano sandwich, Basil Café if you’re craving Asian flavors, Bloom’s winery tasting room where you can hear live music most summer weekends, and Side Market, a shop offering wearable art and other fabulous finds from local artists.

Still wanting to move? Try a beach walk on Double Bluff, a hike through Saratoga woods or South Whidbey State Park, and if you’re heading to the northend, don’t miss Ebey’s bluff, one of the most beautiful day hikes around. For an opportunity to have a spiritual experience outdoors, you won’t find anything to compare with Earth Sanctuary where you can stroll two miles of trails through beautiful woodlands and a sculpture garden of eco-art highlighting diverse global spiritual traditions.  

Earth Sanctuary Photo by Kate Poss

And as you explore Whidbey, keep your eyes peeled for a special rock – Whidbey Rocks offers a fun activity for everyone. 







Recreation

Summer is heaven on Whidbey. Watching Shakespeare in an amphitheater under the balmy evening sky surrounded by an evergreen forest can awaken a desire for more outdoor adventure. When the play is over and you want to connect with nature, this is the place to be.

Changing colors of Northern Lights at the Langley waterfront (photo by Holly Davison)

Take a walk down the hill at the end of 1st street to find the Langley Marina (if you go at night you might catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Here you can join a kayak tour, or launch your own, and explore the beauty of the waters of Saratoga Passage. Or take a stroll along 1st to the ‘Boy and Dog’ statue by Georgia Gerber where a rustic stairway will lead you to Langley’s waterfront park. At a low tide, a walk along the beach can yield some sandy treasures. At the north end of this small park is a viewing platform and the ‘whale bell,’ which residents ring wh en they spot a spout! Follow the signs to the The Machine Shop for a different kind of recreation--here you can try your hand at one of the vintage pinball machines in this surprising arcade. 

Pinball Wizard Dalan Abernathy, age 6, applies Body English to achieve the proper trajectory.
(Photo by David Welton)

If you’re in the mood for some two-wheeled touring, drive out of town along Bayview Road to the Bayview corner, where you can rent bikes at Half Link Bikes. You’ll also find Bayview Farm and Garden, a fun place to get your gardening fix, the Taproom where you can enjoy an artisanal beer and a great Cubano sandwich, Basil Café if you’re craving Asian flavors, Bloom’s winery tasting room where you can hear live music most summer weekends, and Side Market, a shop offering wearable art and other fabulous finds from local artists.

Still wanting to move? Try a beach walk on Double Bluff, a hike through Saratoga woods or South Whidbey State Park, and if you’re heading to the northend, don’t miss Ebey’s bluff, one of the most beautiful day hikes around. For an opportunity to have a spiritual experience outdoors, you won’t find anything to compare with Earth Sanctuary where you can stroll two miles of trails through beautiful woodlands and a sculpture garden of eco-art highlighting diverse global spiritual traditions.  

Earth Sanctuary Photo by Kate Poss

And as you explore Whidbey, keep your eyes peeled for a special rock – Whidbey Rocks offers a fun activity for everyone. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 360-331-2939 or email
July 14-September 3,
Shows Thursday through Sunday at 6:00,
(matinees at 1:00 Saturdays in August).
Island Shakespeare Festival is located at 5476 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260 (MAP)
Mailing address:
PO Box 1262
Langley, WA, 98260
Click HERE for the performance schedule.