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Located on the Pacific coast, Everett is the perfect place for nature lovers and city dwellers alike. Whether made up primarily of water fanatics or urbanites, groups will find scenic and entertaining landscapes that boast the best of Everett.
Make time for the city’s eclectic art scene and stop by Black Lab Art Gallery to enjoy wine while looking at art and listening to poetry. Take a stroll through the Everett Arboretum, a 3-acre park filled with a variety of flora and fauna. From escape rooms to aircraft collections, everyone will find something to pique their interest in Everett.
Catch the public ferry to Jetty Island for a breezy picnic. A 2-mile, man-made island, Jetty is a popular summer spot with warm, sandy beaches and a self-guided nature trail. Learn about the local ecosystem and bird watch on an educational tour. With no electricity or plumbing, Jetty’s untouched natural beauty attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year.
Starting with the finest organic ingredients, Bluewater Distilling is dedicated to crafting exceptional beverages with sustainability in mind. From its Wintersun Organic Aquavit to its organic vodka, guests know that every sip is made with quality and care. Bluewater Distilling sits right on the shore, providing beautiful views of the waterfront, fishing boats and highflying kite boarders.
Everett is known for being a dog-friendly destination — with multiple restaurants, shops and parks welcoming all four-legged guests to their doors and onto their grounds. Chow down at Toggle’s Bottle Shop while your pup makes friends, then stop at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen & Gourmet to pick up a new gadget and meet the owner’s dog.
Groups will find an abundance of aircrafts and other combat-related machinery at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. See a Stuka, a rare WWII aircraft restored to flying condition, and marvel at the remnants of an American flag which was carried on one of the first vessels into combat on D-Day.