Make Everett your home base as you explore the Pacific Northwest (PNW) this spring and summer. This time of year, in the Pacific Northwest is all about the vibrant colors, getting out in the fresh air, the outdoor dining and beer. Whether you follow our guide to a perfect PNW adventure day or create your own adventure below, you're sure to find endless fun in the sun and smiles for miles.
Find your happy and start planning your sunny PNW escape.
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WALKING & eXPLORING
Got your coffee? Perfect. Time to start exploring. If you're looking for a more low-key outdoor experience, Everett has plenty of walking trails that are beautiful during the spring and summer seasons.
Langus Riverfront Park, with three miles of paved trail winding around the Snohomish River, is darn near perfect, especially on a foggy morning. You can also explore Everett's historic downtown and check out the fantastic results of artists’ creative spirit on display.
Hiking is our proverbial pastime here in the PNW. After you've conquered our urban trails, check out our guide to hikes in our neck of the woods. If you’re up for exploring the beautiful forests of the PNW, check out our list of nearby day hikes.
Some of the trails can be muddy and slippery this time of year, so make sure you check trail conditions before you head out. Remember to dress for the weather and pack out what you pack in. We want to keep you – and our trails – in good working order.
Biking is a great way to explore Everett on two wheels instead of four — especially since we are a certified bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. Strap on your helmet and follow one of our interactive bike tours to find a route that matches your interests and comfort level. Wherever you choose to ride, you’ll want to be safe and ready for your next Everett adventure, so check out the many bike resources at everettwa.gov/bikes.
Calories don't count on vacation. And what better way to relax and refuel after a day of adventure than with an awesome meal?
Grabbing some great food morning, noon and night is sure to delight. Start your day with a legendary cinnamon roll that's as big as your head. Grab sammies to go for your midday adventure or sit down for a plate full of seafood with of a view of the Puget Sound from one of favorite waterfront restaurants.
First things first: coffee. You gotta cool down and fuel up before you start exploring. And as you may already know, coffee is an attraction here in the PNW (we put specialty coffee on the map, after all).
Time to rest your tootsies after all that excitement. If you didn't see all you wanted to see yet, catch some Zzzs and relax in Everett comfort so you can set out again tomorrow.
You'll find fantastic views at the waterfront or stay downtown to be within walking distance of great food, drinks and shopping. No matter where you rest your head, you'll wake up wide eyed and bushy tailed for more Everett adventure.
Summer festivals and events
Summer is the perfect time to visit Everett when you can catch some incredible events and festivals that are fun for the whole family. Kick off the season at Sorticulture, the premier festival for garden art, local plants and flowers and handmade outdoor products held the second weekend in June.
Join the party on the Fourth of July with live music, great food, a beer garden and more, all leading up to the killer fireworks show over the bay. And save the dates: Also in July, downtown Everett will be transformed with hundreds of basketball courts for an all-new 3on3 basketball. tournament
In August, you won’t want to miss the Everett Food Truck Festival and Upper Left BeerFest where you can sip, savor and shop. Also in August is Fresh Paint – a high-end art show where you can not only browse beautiful works of art from local artists, but you’ll actually see artists at work and can take a piece home fresh off the easel. Find all the events and happenings this season.
There’s no day like a beach day on Jetty Island. Whether you want to relax on the two-mile expanse of Jetty Island’s sandy shores or take a paddleboard and enjoy a cool down in the waves, Jetty Island can accommodate. Check out our list on how to explore everything Everett’s waterfront has in store for you.
Rainy day fun
We are no stranger to rainy days here in the PNW, but a little drizzle doesn't have to put a damper on your adventures. One of the best parts about the PNW is strapping on a pair of rain boots and stomping through the puddles! If that isn't your style though, we've got you covered with some fantastic rainy-day adventures. Our rainy-day guide to downtown Everett has everything you need to stay warm, dry and still having a blast.
If you're traveling with your kiddos, check out our Everett with kids guide for all kinds of indoor and outdoor adventures for the kids and kids-at-heart.