There are some places – towns, cities, and communities – where it’s nearly impossible to find anything to do for fun. Oak Harbor, Washington is not one of those places! Unlike the sleepy small towns that roll up the streets at dark, Oak Harbor is known for its recreational opportunities. We’re talking about fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, golfing, shopping, eating, and all sorts of other fun under the sun. When you’re in Oak Harbor, Washington, here are just a few of the things you can do.
Oak Harbor Marina is a community focal point because it’s where you can park, fuel up, and launch your boat. The marina also hosts special events such as Whidbey Island Race Week. Oak Harbor Marina is located at 1601 S.E. Catalina Drive in Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. For additional information, call 360-279-4575.
Fishermen can cast their lines from the piers at Oak Harbor Marina, but that’s not the only fishing spot around! Deception Pass State Park offers three locations for fishing including Cornet Bay, Cranberry Lake, and Pass Lake. Deception Pass State Park is also a hot spot for outdoor recreation. In addition to fishing, park-goers enjoy swimming, boating, combing the beaches, mountain biking, camping, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and more. Deception Pass State Park is located at 41020 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. For additional information, call 360-675-3776.
The PBY-Naval Air Museum spans 4700 square feet of space dedicated to preserving the history, telling the stories, displaying artifacts, and honoring the men and women who have served at the Naval Air Station since it opened in 1942. Artifacts come from WWII, which spawned the opening of the Naval Air Station, The Korean Conflict, Vietnam, The Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq. You can also view models of every craft flown out of NAS Whidbey Island since its opening 75 years ago. While you’re there, try your hand at one of the flight simulators, or grab a souvenir or two from the Ships pile. The museum is located at 270 Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. For more info, call 360-240-9500.
Choosing to live the island life is one way to live it up, but so is belonging to a county club like the semi-private Whidbey Golf Club. Set amidst awe-inspiring scenery, the club is a family-oriented facility that also makes the perfect venue for weddings or special events. The course accommodates golfers of every skill level, and the club features a top-notch restaurant for dining and cocktails. The Whidbey Golf Club is located at 2430 SW Fairway Lane in Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 and can be reached by phone at 360-675-5490.
Ready to take the fun indoors? Check out the Whidbey Playhouse. The non-profit 501 c3, volunteer-supported organization has been entertaining Oak Harbor for fifty years with award-winning live theatrical performances from remarkable local talent. Whidbey Playhouse is located at 730 S.E. Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor, Washington 98277. For more information, call 360-679-2237.
The Ballet Slipper Conservatory only has two major performances per year, but they’re worth catching. A locally owned small business, the Ballet Slipper Conservatory is a non-profit organization celebrating the art of ballet. The Ballet Slipper Conservatory is located at 1151 NE 21st Court, Unit B in Oak Harbor and can be reached by phone at 360-929-5828.
Need to grab a bite to eat? No problem! Oak Harbor has more than 40 restaurants and eateries to feed the beast and quench your thirst, ranging from fast food drive thru to fine dining experiences, and menus offering flavors from a variety of ethnic tastes.
Oak Harbor is home to an eclectic array of locally owned shops, boutiques, antique shops, specialty stores, and more – many of which are situated in the historic downtown shopping district.
And, of course, Oak Harbor has all of the classic forms of recreational entertainment including a movie theater, bowling alley, skating rink, and other traditional pastimes.
When you’re in Oak Harbor, boredom is far from reach. Whether you’re looking for outdoor exhilaration through boating, fishing, hiking, or even skydiving – or indoor relaxation such as theater performances, movies, shopping, bowling, and more, there’s something for you to do in Oak Harbor.
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