Whidbey popular for second honeymoons

Whidbey Island is apparently a top place in the nation for older couples to honeymoon.

AARP released the results this week of an unscientific survey of the best locations in the nation for a second honeymoon. The results were based on suggestions from the group’s Facebook page, along with “expert picks.”

Whidbey Island made the list at No. 5. The short description states that the “wild and wonderful beach, farm and forest terrain make for a magical retreat.”

The suggested destinations focus on South Whidbey. Honeymooners are urged to take sailboat lessons at the South Whidbey Marina, learn the basics of glass blowing at Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery and enjoy a multi-course menu at the Orchard Kitchen.

In addition, the AARP suggests honeymooners walk the Oak Harbor Art Trail, which is the series of public sculptures along Pioneer Way, beginning with the Kraken.

The AARP story points out that there’s a lot of second honeymooning happening. A quarter of married Americans have been married before, which is 42 millions people. Also, some couples celebrate with a honeymoon after renewing their vows.

More in News

Three dog afternoon | Island scanner

Tuesday, May 19 At 5:46 p.m., a caller reported that a Greenbank… Continue reading

Clinics scheduled to reopen next week

WhidbeyHealth is reopening several of its primary and specialty care clinics starting… Continue reading

Man accused of sending child porn

A 38-year-old Oak Harbor man is being held in jail after he… Continue reading

Man charged with raping teenager

An Anacortes resident is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at… Continue reading

Island triathlon taking on virtual format this year

For the first time in its history, the Whidbey Island Triathlon will… Continue reading

Veterinary clinic in Oak Harbor celebrating 40th anniversary

Best Friends Veterinarian Center in Oak Harbor celebrated its 40th anniversary last… Continue reading

Local libraries adapt programs to support social distancing

Even with all locations closed to the public because of COVID-19, the… Continue reading

‘Fascist paradigm” bemoaned | Island Scanner

Thursday, May 14 At 5:26 a.m., a Main Street resident reported seeing… Continue reading

One-shoe man breaks into Burger King, cooks food

A man broke into Burger King in Oak Harbor overnight and cooked… Continue reading

Most Read