In Everett, you will find the US Naval Home Port, home to the USS Nimitz. Everett is also home to The Future of Flight and the Boeing Assembly plant. Here they assemble the 767, 777 and the 787 Dreamliner. The Future of Flight tour is a favorite of tourists and locals alike.
Everett,WA is a thriving port town north of Seattle. It is located on Port Gardiner Sound, Possession Sound and the Snohomish River and has over 50 miles of fresh water shoreline. Because of this unique location, Everett has the largest public marina on the west coast. It also includes the Everett Washington naval base, Naval Station Everett.The port has been designated a US Naval Homeport and houses the USS Nimitz.
Downtown Everett has a number of dining and shopping options along Colby Ave. between Hewitt and Everett Ave. This area is walkable and has convenient street parking.
Head to Gardiner Bay to dine on the water. Enjoy fresh seafood at the popular Anthony’s Homeport or Italian cuisine at Lombardi’s.
Before dinner stop by Scuttlebutt Brewing Company for a local brew or distilled spirits at Bluewater Distillery, both located on the aptly named Craftsman Way.
Historic Planes and The Future of Flight
Everett is a great spot for anyone interested in flight, whether past or future. The Flying Heritage Collection, housed at Paine Field is a rare collection of combat aircraft from World War II (1930-1940s). See military aircraft from Britian, Japan, Germany, Russia and the United States. Many of the aircraft have been carefully rebuilt and restored after being recovered from WWII battlefields.
One of the most popular spots in the area is The Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. The Boeing Tour is a must see. Here you can learn how they construct the Boeing 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliners, all in the largest building in the world (by volume). The Future of Flight includes a number of exhibits. Celebrate the Boeing Centennial and view 100 years of innovation. Check out the Materials Exhibit and compare designs of the new, state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the early Boeing 707. Digitally design your own airplane and email your design to yourself and others. Check out the Family Zone:How Planes are made. Purchase tickets for the tour online and be advised that The Future of Flight is busy during peak season.
Enjoying the Outdoors in Bellingham
Head to one of the local parks to enjoy the natural beauty of Washington State. Forest Park, the oldest park in Everett is densely wooded with lots of great walking trails.The park is open year around and is a great family spot. It includes a water playground, tennis courts and great spots for a picnic.
In the summer, take the ferry to Jetty Island, a manmade island just off shore. This spot is home to over 45 species of birds including ospreys, hawks, cormorants and a variety of ducks. Watch for seals or even the occasional gray whale.
Howarth Park, located on Olympic Blvd. includes 28 acres and sits on the water. It affords beautiful views, especially at sunset.
Everett Weather and Getting There
Everett is a 30-minute drive from Seattle traveling on I-5 north.
From Everett you can catch the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry to Whidbey Island. Find the Mukilteo Ferry Schedule here.
The weather in Everett is mild. The average summer highs are in the mid-70s. In the winter the temperatures range from the mid-50s during the day to nighttime lows in the mid-30s.