Postcard-Pretty Snohomish County

Postcard-Pretty Snohomish County

With spectacular scenery, outdoor recreation and a thriving economy, county has something for everyone.

Located just minutes from Seattle, and nestled between Puget Sound and the summits of the Cascade Range, Snohomish County is a Pacific Northwest gem that boasts spectacular scenery, an array of outdoor recreational opportunities and easy access to the region’s most notable attractions and points of interest, including the San Juan Islands, which are just a short ferry ride away.

Approximately 759,583 people call Snohomish County home, and the region enjoys a thriving economy due, in part, to the presence of large – and extremely profitable – employers, such as Boeing, whose Everett assembly plant manufactures the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Aviation enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of interactive displays and exhibits in the facility’s 28,000-square-foot Aviation Center Gallery. Visitors also can take a 90-minute tour of the Boeing plant – called the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour – which has the distinction of being North America’s only public tour of a commercial jet-assembly plant.

In addition to great attractions like the Boeing plant, Snohomish County is also a hot spot for excellent food and beverages, including locally brewed craft beers.

Offering a wide range of cuisine types and styles – ranging from vibrant Pacific Northwest dishes to globally inspired fusion fare and classics such as pasta, steak and seafood dishes – diners are sure to find what they’re looking for in a Snohomish County restaurant, no matter what they’re craving.

The Snohomish County region is an ideal spot for a family vacation, offering a number of family-friendly activities, including the award-winning Imagine Children’s Museum and Forest Park Animal Farm and Petting Zoo in Everett, Washington Serpentarium in Monroe, Just Frogs Toads Too in Bothell and the Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington. The county also has several self-pick farms, where families can go to pick their own fresh produce.

Visitors looking to experience something a little more upscale will be awash in choices, thanks to Snohomish County’s thriving arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the numerous museums and art galleries or see a live performance at one of the area’s many theaters.

For more information, call the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau at 425-348-5802, email visitor@snohomish.org or visit www.snohomish.org. The bureau is also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

By Megan Mattingly-Arthur, Special to The Daily Herald

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