29 Things You Need To Know About Everett Before You Move ThereEven though it's only 25 miles north of Seattle, Everett has more than enough arts, culture, history and natural beauty to stand on its own.
1. Planes In the World's Largest Building
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Boeing Commercial Airplanes assembles the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes at an Everett factory that's the largest building, by volume, in the world. Get in on the action and watch airplanes being built on a 90-minute factory tour with The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.
2. Salmon Get All The Attention
Source: Everett Coho Derby
Fan of salmon? Of course, this is Washington. Every year Coho salmon swim back into the streams around Everett, and the Everett Coho Derby celebrates with a fishing contest and a seminar on tackle, water conditions and salmon locations. Money raised at the derby goes back into fishing and the local economy.
3. Boutique Wine At A Great Price
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For local boutique wine visit Port Gardner Bay Winery, located in downtown Everett. The winery offers vintages at totally reasonable prices (about $15/bottle) and has a tasting room that often features live music from local musicians. You can even take a winemaking class!
4. And Then Browse For Any Brand
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For those looking for a wider selection of wine Wicked Cellars carries a worldwide selection of wines-but you'll still get your fix of Northwest labels. They also carry artisan handcrafted micro-brews and ales. And the tasting bar hosts big names in the industry for special tastings. So much for needing Friday night plans.
5. The Oldest Theatre In Washington
Source: Historic Everett Theatre via Facebook
You can enjoy live plays, music, movies (including classic silent movies) and other special events in the lush theatre décor of a past time at the Historic Everett Theatre, built in 1901. But don't worry, not everything is old: The theatre incorporates modern technology for exceptional sound and lighting.
6. Who Needs New York?
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To savor pizza that some people consider the best New York pizza west of the Hudson, look no further than Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria. Indulge in a whole pie or enjoy slices served fresh throughout the day, along with great beers and wine.
7. Marvel At Art And Make It Too
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Whether you want to critique or create, the Schack Art Center has you covered. In addition to exhibits showcasing both local and international artists, the center offers art classes for children and adults ranging from drawing and painting to glassmaking and jewelry-making. Everyone will find their creative side here.
8. Indulge At A Nearby Luxury Casino Resort
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For some more adult fun, try a night of casino gambling, entertainment, fine dining and luxury hotel rooms at the Tulalip Resort Casino, less than ten miles from Everett. This swanky resort is one of several Native American tribal casinos in western Washington.
9. Children Have Their Own Museum
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Whether your kids like tree houses, firehouses, trains, planes, farms, art or music, they'll have have hours of fun at the interactive Imagine Children's Museum. The museum also has a theater, party rooms and a construction studio where kids (and parents) can build whatever their imaginations inspire.
10. Hello, Sailors
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With two frigates, two destroyers, one nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one Coast Guard buoy tender class assigned to Naval Station Everett, don't be surprised to see plenty of people in uniform. And this station stands out-it's considered the U.S. Navy's most modern facility.
11. Cheer On Your Favorite Minor League Team
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No matter what sport you watch, Everett's got something for everyone. The city hosts the Everett AquaSox (baseball), the Everett Silvertips (ice hockey) and the Puget Sound Gunners FC (soccer). Cheer for your favorite players, and who knows? Maybe you'll see them in the majors!
12. And Then Feel Like A Pro Yourself
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The Comcast Arena (home of the Silvertips) isn't just for star performers and athletes-you can learn to ice skate or play hockey here too, at the Community Ice Rink. There's even an NHL regulation-size ice sheet here to give you the real experience.
13. Fill Your Basket With Healthy, Wholesome Food
Source: Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op via Facebook
Nurture yourself with natural, healthy foods and other products at the Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op, a local member-owned store. You'll pay a one-time fee for a lifetime membership that gives you benefits like exclusive discounts and participation in Owner Appreciation Days, but no pressure: You can shop without a membership too. The Co-op also offers classes in how to live a more natural, healthy life.
14. A Dose Of Military History
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Take a trip into the past with The Flying Heritage Collection's public exhibition of rare 1930s and 1940s military aircraft from the U.S., Britain, Germany, Russia and Japan. The Collection restores aircraft with as much authentic detail as possible, and even offers lectures by aircraft experts.
15. Paddle Your Kayak Out To Sea
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No one wastes their proximity to Puget Sound in Everett. Join the North Sound Sea Kayaking Association and go paddling with fellow sea kayakers in the beautiful inlet. The association also offers kayaking training, lectures and trips.
16. Women Can Play Football, Too
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Who says guys are the only tough athletes? Watch the Everett Reign, the local member of the Women's Football Alliance, play NFL Style 11-on-11 tackle football at Everett Memorial Stadium.
17. Commune With The Farm Animals
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Get to know your local furry farm friends at the Forest Park Animal Farm. The petting zoos are open during the summer and admission is free to see all your favorites: Sheep, ducks, pigs, rabbits and more.
18. Meet The Source Of Your Produce
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From early summer to late fall you can meet local farmers and buy food fresh from the farm at the Sunday Everett Farmers Market. The market is held on the pretty waterfront and also features live music and an area for picnicking.
19. You Can Take A Vacation From Modern Life
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Take a ferry to Jetty Island, a two-mile-long manmade island owned by the Port of Everett that has (believe it or not) no plumbing or electricity. But don't worry: With the island's sandy beaches and natural beauty you won't even notice.
20. Get Schooled About Nature
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Find your Zen at one (or more) of the ten themed areas ranging from the Rock Garden to the Northwest Native Plant Trail to the Japanese Maple Walk, at the 3.5-acre Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens. The arboretum also hosts a home and garden show and offers classes on topics like building your own rock garden or how to make holiday plant centerpieces.
21. Music Is More Than Just Art Here
Source: Snohomish County Music Project via Facebook
The Snohomish County Music Project is no ordinary musical group: It hosts music performances to raise money for nonprofit organizations, helps schools provide music education to children, and provides music therapy for veterans, at-risk youth, people with developmental disabilities, and older persons with Alzheimer's disease and depression. So you can do your good deed for the week by just going to a show.
22. And Concerts Have A Local Twist
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The City of Everett's Music in the Parks program takes music outside with concerts along the waterfront and in Thornton A. Sullivan Park on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June to August. And the program also includes a children's concert series for music created specially for kids.
23. You Can Peacefully Stroll The Art Walk
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No time to plan a visit to see Everett art? No problem! Explore the galleries and the public sculptures during the Everett Art Walk on the third Saturday of every month, and enjoy delicious refreshments at participating food venues.
24. Or Make Your Own Warpaint
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If your artistic inclinations are more on the competitive side, you can release your inner stress with a game of paintball at Doodlebug Sportz. You can play as part of a private group or join an open session at either the indoor or nearby Snohomish outdoor location. Low-impact paintball is also available, if you want to ease yourself in or have the kids participate.
25. It's Easy To Dock Your Boat Here
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With 2,300 slips, the Port of Everett Marina is the largest public marina on the entire West Coast! Whether you want to join a yacht club or a sailing association or enjoy the public access walkways, fishing on the dock or other recreational activities, the marina is the perfect spot.
26. You Can Watch Masters At Work
Source: Schack Art Center via Facebook
Artists will create their masterpieces before your very eyes at the annual Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work at the Port of Everett Marina. If you see something you really like you can buy the paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, glass and more. If your kids aren't quite grown-up enough to appreciate the art, there are special activities for them too.
27. Your Kids Can Get Dramatic
Source: Village Theatre Company via Facebook
Enjoy classic and modern musicals and non-musical comedy and drama from the city's professional theatre group, The Village Theatre Company, at the Everett Performing Arts Center. The company also has a KIDSTAGE program that offers theatre classes and performance opportunities for children.
28. A Festival Of Green
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Handcrafted garden art and unique plants for your backyard come together at Sorticulture, which brings together artists and nurseries to display their wares. The festival also has live music, a food fair, display gardens and free kid's activities.
29. Row, Row, Row Your Boat-Literally
Source: Everett Rowing Association via Facebook
Looking for something unique to put on your college resume? Build up your rowing muscles at the Everett Rowing Association. Classes are available for middle school and high school students as well as adults, and the association also hosts regattas.
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