THIS TIME OF YEAR is what the Pacific Northwest is all about - the fall colors, the hiking, the coffee, comfort food and beer. And just 25 miles north of Seattle, nestled between the sparkling Puget Sound and gorgeous Cascade Mountains, Everett offers you smiles for miles this season. With beautiful hotels, easy access to hikes and trails, unique restaurants, craft breweries and easy connections to both I-5 and Hwy-2, Everett is a great home base for outdoor lovers, foodies and adventure seekers looking for a fall escape.
Start your fall adventure by warming up at one of Everett’s award-winning coffee shops. From pumpkin spice and house-made vanilla syrup to unique roasts for the connoisseurs, you’ll find some incredible locally sourced, artisan-crafted coffee that’ll energize you for all the adventures ahead.
Once you’ve fueled up on caffeine, it’s time to hit the trails. From mountains to sea, Everett’s trails and nearby day hikes offer breathtaking views from every angle, not to mention incredible sunrises and sunsets. Head to the waterfront or Lowell Riverfront Trail and get immersed in true PNW beauty with an almost Narnia-like experience as the colorful foliage wraps around the trails and leaves fall like giant golden and fiery snowflakes. Or check out some of the nearby day hikes for more of a challenge and views that are too beautiful to even try to describe. You’ll have to just take our word for it: the views are totally worth the extra hiking effort.
If you’re looking for some more low-key wanderings, stick around and explore Everett’s historic downtown to discover the street art scene where local and internationally-renowned artists have brought their inspiration to the streets with new murals and exhibits of colorful, energetic street art.
After you’ve conquered the trails and sights, take those boots off and unwind with Everett’s stellar craft beverage scene and incredible food that'll hit the spot. Grab a local brew or handcrafted cocktail and some stick-to-your-ribs comfort food – you’ve earned it. Head to the waterfront for organic cocktails with the freshest of fresh ingredients and seasonal flavors, or grab a seat in a tap room where you'll find unique craft brews of all varieties to satisfy your cravings. When it comes to food, you’re in for a treat no matter where you go. Whether you want to reward yourself with handmade pasta, chow down on pub food at a brewery or warm up with something spicy, Everett’s variety of amazing restaurants will fill you up after a day of adventure.
After all that excitement, you deserve a good night’s sleep. Catch some Zs and relax in Everett comfort so you can set out again for more adventure. You'll find fantastic views at the waterfront, or stay downtown to be within walking distance of great food, drinks and shopping. No matter how you explore Everett, you’re sure to find smiles for miles.
Plan your escape at visiteverett.com/smiles.