Washington June 17, 2018
This Beloved Little Town Is One Of Washington’s Finest Gems
Washington’s small towns have a lot of character, and some of them are
downright charming. But there’s something special about the quiet little island city of Langley. In fact, it’s one of our state’s finest gems.
Langley is located on the south end of Whidbey Island.
Only about 1,100 people call it home -- everyone else you'll see walking its streets are tourists.
Despite its small size, Langley has plenty of amenities.
The downtown area is full of shops, boutiques, wineries, restaurants and coffee shops.
Being an island city has its benefits. You'll find waterfront views around every corner.
You can walk down to a beautiful beach from downtown Langley in seconds.
Langley was founded in the 1800s by Jacob Anthes, who built a logger bunkhouse that is still standing in the downtown core (it's now a museum).
It's named after Judge J.W. Langley of Seattle.
The buildings here have so much character. For example, the old firehouse is now an art gallery and glass blowing studio.
Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery is located on 2nd Street, and it's fantastic.
If you come to Langley, come hungry. For a small town, they've got an incredible selection of eateries.
Prima Bistro, a French restaurant, is a local favorite.
And not only is the pizza at Village Pizzeria delicious, the views are spectacular.
You can always get your lunch to-go and enjoy it right on the beach as well.
Spend a day or two exploring Langley and you'll see why Washingtonians love it so much.
This is the kind of place that makes you dream of a nice, quiet island retirement.
Some of our state’s most beautiful treasures are found on our islands.
The San Juans are full of hidden gems.