Langley is a romantic getaway by the sea. Off the beaten path on Whidbey Island, it is perched on a bluff overlooking the tranquil waters of Saratoga Passage in Puget Sound. Spectacular glacier-clad Cascade Mountains punctuate the horizon. Settlement began during the 1880s. Growth was slow but steady for a century.
Village atmosphere still prevails. There are no stoplights or chain stores. But, the picturesque little business district displays its vitality in miniparks with whimsical sculptures; specialty shops and galleries featuring regional arts, crafts and antiques; and in splendid public buildings like the library and Center for the Arts. A burgeoning concentration of notable restaurants and taverns includes several that celebrate the lovely waterfront view. Lodgings are also personalized, ranging from plush seaside inns to historic bed-and-breakfasts. All reflect the town’s commitment to a human scale in harmony with the peaceful intimate setting.
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