Langley WA Highlights
Downtown Langley, Washington is the cutest tiny town on the south of Whidbey Island. This is a great place for a day trip. As you drive in, be sure to stop at the elementary school because there are always tons of wild bunnies running around! You will see at least 4, and they run in groups around the grass front yard. This is such a unique characteristic of the town.
As you enter the town, you will pass the Langley Motel, which is a retro, renovated old-school motel. It’s totally vintage and a super fun place to stay. Useless Bay Coffee Company is one of our favorite coffee spots and cafes in the town. They have a really great outdoor courtyard to hang out in the warmer seasons and is right next door to the old school fire station of the town which is now a glassblowing shop where you can observe the artist in his trade called Firehouse Glass Gallery.
For food, you can check out Village Pizzeria, a delicious spot for lunch with huge windows overlooking the water. The Star Store is right across the street from the pizzeria and is a personal favorite in the town. They have really high-quality clothing and shoes at reasonable prices as well as home decor. There is an old school theater called Clyde’s Theater that is a fun spot, as well as Moonraker bookstore. Right next to the bookstore is a gorgeous flower shop that sells home decor as well and there are lots of gorgeous flowers there. Double Bluff Brewing company sits a street back from the main street.
How to get there
Langley sits on the southern section of Whidbey island about 50 minutes south from Oak Harbor. Langley faces Camano island on the north western part of the island. Take the 525 south and get off on Bayview Road exit.
Things to do in Langley Washington
Play with wild bunnies
As you drive into town you will begin to see bunnies running around on the grass knoll on the side of the road. You can stop anywhere to try and see these wild cute bunnies. One great safe spot to stop is at the elementary school on the left hand side because there are tons of wild bunnies always running around with free parking and off the road! You will see at least 4 and they run in groups around the grass front yard. This is such a funny characteristic of the town that is a unique part of visiting Langley. In this part of the island they have wild bunnies and they are all around town.
This is the coolest spot in town to stay if you are doing an overnight trip. It’s a retro, updated old-school, motel with independent rooms. They sit right on a hill right above the water outside the main part of downtown, while remaining a very walkable distance from downtown. Each private residence has a back patio with water views and includes a kitchen and wifi.
The price per night is $105-$175 in one of 5 luxurious, modern condos on the water. There are 5 rooms available with different sizes and amenities available which determines the price as well as the high and low season in the summer and winter. Book here.
Winter Rates –
- November thru April
- Starting at $105
Summer Rates –
- May thru October
- Starting at $120
Useless Bay Coffee Company
This is my favorite coffee spot in Langley. Useless Bay Coffee Company sits next door to the Firehouse Glass factory and is a delicious cafe and coffee spot. They serve breakfast, lunch and have an amazing outdoor seating patio as well as a stage with live bands. They are known for their eggs, potatoes, and green chili hash, great sandwiches, paninis, fries, breakfast burritos and more. This is a locals favorite spot in the area for lunch and coffee. This place is always packed come early before the rush to grab a table. Full menu and reviews here.
Whale Center & tours
Whale boat tours are a main thing to do when in this area. A well known whale tour leaves from Langley. There is a museum with a library and a gift shop as a whale education center. This is a great spot for kids or animal lovers. The actual whale tours are different tour companies in the area with a great one out of La Conner, Wa. See their site and the full whale tours and other activities at the center here.
Read my full La Conner guide of things to do here.
11am-5pm daily, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The entrance to the whale center is free!!!
Firehouse Glass Gallery
This is the old fire department building that has been turned into a glass artist studio that is open daily to the public. The artist is shaping glass in the back at all times and you can watch his craft in progress. He makes beautiful glass art and you can peruse his gallery right next door to useless bay coffee company. There are glassblowing classes that you can take as a fun activity and learning experience. This is a top rated museum experience on Trip Advisor in the area.
Glass Blowing Classes
45 mins for $95.00
The appointments are for 1 to 4 people. The price is $95 per person. Notify them in advance by booking for how many people. Only wear closed-toe shoes and non-flammable clothing. Book a glass blowing class here.
Eat lunch at Village Pizzeria
This is the best pizza on the island, in my opinion. They have huge picture windows overlooking the water and beautiful wood craftsmanship on the interior. They have delicious pizza and amazing service. They serve lunch and dinner, NYC-style pies, beer, sandwiches & pasta with a seasonal patio outside which is gorgeous as well. This is a top rated spot on the island to eat, and it is worth the wait in my opinion.
Star Store & other boutiques shopping
It might not look like much from the outside, but the Star Store is my favorite boutique on the downtown stretch. They have quality clothing and brands, like Volcom and Ripcurl, and brand name shoes at great prices. They sell nice jewelry, sunglasses, and a huge home decor section with a lot of classy stuff. I always seem to find something here and am still wearing my favorite sunglasses I bought from them. My last visit I got a real leather purse for $60, after looking at other fake leather purses in other stores for the same price. This is a fashion market combined with a fancy organic grocery store. They also rent out adorable apartments in their old brick loft above the shop on downtown Langley street. Check out their site and offerings here. Book one of their cute loft apartments here.
9am-5pm daily, Sunday 11am-5pm
Kissing Tally Spot
This is a fun quirky thing you find walking downtown on the main street in Langley. There is a painted red heart on the sidewalk that you stand on and kiss under the hanging kissing ball. Then you use a piece of chalk to put up your kiss on the chalkboard. After five years, the real estate office has had more than 13,000 kiss tallies. This is a fun and charming part of the downtown that has made this little town in WA famous. The full story in the news is found here.
See a movie @ old school Clyde’s Theater
This old school movie theater stands on the main street and is a charming part of the vintage feel of this old school downtown. The theater is still showing movies and fully functional and hosts events as well. You can rent the theater out for events too. See their full movies and schedule here.
- Monday through Friday: 7:30 pm, plus 1:00 Friday during Pacific Standard Time (November-March)
- Saturday and Sunday : 5 pm and 7:30 pm. When a movie is longer than 2 hours 20 minutes, our Saturday and Sunday showtimes will change to accommodate the longer length.
- Box office opens about 30 minutes before showtime.
- Sometimes there are matinees or later shows. Longer movies may change show times. Check the website for changes and follow them on Facebook for updates.
General Admission: $7 Under 17 & Over 65: $5
Cash and checks only, no credit or debit!
Moonraker bookstore sits right next to the flower shop on the main street. They have a good selection of books, especially children’s books from local authors. They have an airy upstairs space to read with windows and lots of light. This is a beautiful little bookshop you must stop into, especially if you are a reader.
The flower shop is not on google and I don’t remember the name of this spot but it is right next to Moonraker bookstore so you can’t miss it on the main street. This is a gorgeous flower shop that always has local flowers on display outside their window. Especially during spring their tulip display is gorgeous. There is also a gift shop inside offering great homeware in the beautiful shop.
Double Bluff Brewing Company
This is a local brewery on the island named after what is thought to be one of the most beautiful beaches on Whidbey Island, Double Bluff beach. The beach has views of the Olympics, Mount Rainier, and Seattle. They use all local ingredients from Washington and are an island favorite. Check out their site here.
Mon – Thu: 3pm – 8pm
Fri: 2pm – 9pm
Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 7pm
All beers are brewed on-site!
- 5-oz. samples
- Flights (4 x 5 oz.)
- Half pints (8-oz.)
- Schooners (12-oz.)
- Pints (16-oz.)
- Pub pints (20-oz.)
- Tiny growlers (16-oz)
- Small growlers (32-oz.)
- Large growlers (64-oz)
- Contact them for keg sales!
They have cider and non-alcoholic drinks:
-Semisweet Whidbey Heirloom from Driftwood Hard Cider Co.
-Dry Cider from Seattle Cider Co.
-Orange Cream Soda