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Best things to do in Island County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Pizza Place
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“Enjoy New York style pizza as you sit over the water's edge. Fantastic salads and sandwiches as well. ”
50local recommendations
Cinema
“The Clyde Theater is an old fashion movie theater - not to be missed. Single screen with very affordable treats!”
40local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“Upstairs on 1st Street. Good menu, nice views from window seats. Outdoor dining on nice evenings includes heat lamps and blankets.”
44local recommendations
Campground
“Fort Worden is right in the City of Port Townsend. A wonderful beach, a marine science center, hiking trails, campground, conference center, host to music festivals through Centrum and much more. My favorite place to walk. If you don't have a State Park Pass, you can park for free in front of the large grassy area at the entrance. ”
39local recommendations
Beach
“Great off-leash dog beach good for long walks and picnics, with views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympics. ”
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Route
“The views. Especially phenomenal at sunset. Fun roadtrip to Whidbey Island, where there are loads of cute shops and good eats. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Owner Des Rock has put together a most welcome spot serving breakfast, lunch and coffee roasted right in the shop. Indoor/outdoor dining plus live music. 121 Second Street | Langley | 360.2221.4515”
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Indie Cinema
“If you are in the mood for a movie, this is the place. It also has AWESOME popcorn with a variety of toppings available. (You can just go in and buy the popcorn, if you want and there is not a crowd in the lobby.) Lots of interesting special showings on the weekend, including old movies and plays.”
34local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
$$$
“Make reservations for the best experience. Gordon is an amazing chef, who often comes out of the kitchen to chat with guests. The food is a fine dining experience with an array of flavors.”
28local recommendations
Point of Interest
“If you can come in April this is THE BEST! The tulips and gardens at Roozengaarde are breathtaking.”
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Restaurant
“This is one of our favorite places to eat and drink. Great beers on taps (including local ones), and awesome pub food. Best burgers in town. Great fish and chips. And beautiful view from deck with outside seating. This is a 21-and-over place, so no kids. During the summer, it can get busy and the deck fills up. The servers here work hard and are great, but when they are slammed, food can be a bit slower to come out. (A good reason for a second beer!) There is live music many nights, as well as Open-Mike on Wednesday, and karaoke on Thursdays.”
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Theatre
“ Whidbey Island Center For The Arts: Theatre series, local artist series, music, dance, Djangofest Northwest, and world music series.”
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Park
“Cama Beach Historical State Park is set in a spectacular, 486-acre waterfront location against a forested backdrop. It is connected by a mile-long trail to the 244-acre Camano Island State Park”
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Wine Cellars
“Ott & Murphy is the perfect place to go for a romantic evening, listen to live shows in this quaint waterfront venue and sample a variety of local wines. They offer nibbles but no full food menu. This is a must if you come to Langley.”
26local recommendations
Park
“May the fort be with you! Well worth the visit, just up the road in Coupeville. Home to the Admiralty Head Lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Olympics. ”
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Bridge
“A great view but here are also hiking trails all around, and you can head down to the beach for some sea level sights. If you park in the main lot you'll need a discover pass, $30 for the year or $10 for a day pass. ”
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