Everett offers access to coastal recreation, city life

By Leah Schmalz, Special to The Daily Herald

Everett’s perfect positioning off Port Gardner Bay, north of Seattle, makes it a fantastic central location for a variety of activities and amenities.

Residents can enjoy over 1,600 acres of parks and outdoor recreation facilities in the city limits, with many more opportunities available within a short drive. Water recreation is abundant as well, with the Port of Everett Marina holding the title of largest public marina on the West Coast.

Local dining options range from quaint coffee shops to culturally diverse restaurants. As the largest city in Snohomish County, Everett is at the forefront of economic development.

Arts and culture are also growing in the city through community staples such as the Village Theatre, Everett Performing Arts Center and the Schack Art Center. The award-winning Imagine Children’s Museum provides interactive exhibits and a rooftop playground.

Free family events such as the Fourth of July parade and festival, Music in the Parks and Cinema Under the Stars draw visitors to the community. Wintertide features a tree lighting, arts and crafts, caroling and giant gingerbread house decorating.

With a wide variety of businesses, restaurants, family events and outdoor spaces, Everett has an incredible amount to offer, with Seattle and the coast nearby to expand entertainment options further.