You know that Everett is a great place to live. Part of the reason to love this city is that it’s a great basecamp for a daytrip or casual outing. Here are some nearby places you will love.
1. Lake Stevens
LJ’s Bistro - Happy Hour/Brunch
LJ’s is a gastropub right off of Highway 9 in Lake Stevens. They pride themselves on their from-scratch cooking. The value hack here is to go to happy hour, from 3pm to 6pm every day. Penn Cove manila clams, hand cut fries with garlic aioli, and bacon mac and cheese are some of the comfort foods that you can expect to enjoy alongside discounted well drinks, cocktails, and craft beer on tap.
Stop by to blow off some steam with friends after the old 9 to 5. Or visit on Sundays when they open early for brunch at 9:30. You won’t be sorry.
Frontage Road, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
You know that Tom Petty song Free Fallin? That’s the whole idea behind Skydive Snohomish. You free fall out into nothing for a full minute from 10,000 feet in the air. Good thing they give you a parachute! Don’t worry. The skydivers train you before taking you up in a plane and kicking you out the door. This experience makes for a great photo op and it’s definitely something to cross off your bucket list.
Learn more and sign up at skydivesnohomish.com.
Kayak Kick-Off Trail - Ebey Waterfront Park
Estuaries don’t get the love they deserve. People go gaga for mountains, rivers, and forests... but estuaries? Not so much. Part of the reason might be that wetlands can be hard to access.
Enter the kayak. If you can paddle into an estuary you’re likely to find hidden gems: blue herons, redwing blackbirds, abandoned ships, houseboats, and wading deer.
Marysville’s Ebey Waterfront Park, on the south end of town, is a gateway to the sea. Launch a kayak here for a day exploring the Snohomish River Delta. Don’t forget your (waterproof) camera!
Ebey Waterfront Park
1404 First Street
Marysville, WA 98270
Wild Wasabi Sushi
Wild Wasabi is inconspicuously tucked into a strip mall so you may not expect it to knock your socks off. But it will. The chefs here know their way around snow crabs, fish eggs and Peruvian-inspired ceviche. Their specialty is sushi, but if that’s not your style they also serve up more common Americanized fare like yakisoba or teriyaki.
I like reading their blog just to hear them talk about their ingredients. Did you know that eating freshwater eels is said to increase physical stamina? Or that takoyaki is a Japanese street food dumpling with octopus filling?
For your next adventurous date night explore truly authentic Japanese cuisine where you may not expect it— right off 164th in Lynnwood.
19720 44th Ave WA, Lynnwood, WA 98036
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