Attractions You’ll Only Find in Everett
With the beauty of Puget Sound, and enchantment of the San Juan Islands just a ferry ride away, Everett sits at the doorstep of the natural wonderland that epitomizes the Pacific Northwest. Less than an hour from the espresso-infused streets of Seattle, Everett has become the go-to city for those wanting to steer clear of heavy congestion, and be within reach of big attractions, and entertainment. Rolling out the adventure since 1893, it’s the kind of place where shopping for outdoor gear is a favorite pastime, military roots run deep, and a myriad of activities cater to any and every hobby.
Watch History Take Flight - No-one takes to the sky like Everett. Home to legendary aviation museums including the Flying Heritage Collection - dedicated to the restoration of WWII aircrafts since 1998, the Historic Flight at Kilo-7 located within Pain Field Airport, showcasing a vintage display of aviation history spanning from 1927 to 1957, and of course the highlight for anyone with high flying dreams, the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. Watch the precision of a 747 being crafted before your eyes, learn what the future of aircraft innovation holds, and what it takes to soar on a 90-minute tour of this operational Boeing plant.
Waterfront Recreation - Board a yacht, cast a line or hit the trail at Port of Everett Marina. Home to more than 2,300 boat slips, pubs, restaurants, and picturesque fishing docks, the port is where the locals go for endless waterfront recreation. Bring your running shoes and a pair of binoculars for wildlife sightings along Pigeon Creek, and Union Slough Trail, shop the farmers market or board a ferry to Jetty Island. Everything from kiteboarding to fishing to just rolling up your pant legs for a stroll through the tide gets a front-row panoramic view of the Cascades and downtown Everett skyline.
Artistic Expression - Mark off every third Saturday for the Everett Art Walk, a downtown favorite celebrating the creativity of burgeoning local artists, literary performances and features incredible wine tasting. Channel your inner impressionist at the Schack Art Center, and immerse yourself in a display of local, and international talent as well as exciting opportunities to take a class or watch expert glassblowers sculpt delicate works of art. Formerly the Xfinity Arena, the renamed Angel of the Winds Arena is still the #1 hotspot for concerts, sports events, home shows, and exquisite ice-skating performances. Nature paints its own picture at the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens - a spectacular 3 1/2 acre sanctuary home to 10 themed gardens from the serenity of the Japanese Maple Grove to the Woodland and Conifer Gardens. Set against a canvas of iconic Northwest scenery, it’s hard not feel inspired, and enlightened by the diversity of Everett’s nature-scape.