Everett spreads along the Puget Sound with a thriving port and a U.S. Navy base. It also harbours a burgeoning arts scene, creative children’s museum and nearby casino. As home to one of Boeing’s major aircraft centres, Everett offers cultural venues devoted to aviation and the history of flight.
Things to do in Everett
Everett has a long-held connection to commercial aviation, which comes to life in museums, tours and exhibitions. Paine Field offers the rare chance to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. You can also find vintage and military airplanes in the Flying Heritage Collection.
Art in Everett has been evolving for decades, culminating in venues such as Schack Art Center, where you can view local exhibits and watch hot-shop glassblowing. Check the schedule at the prestigious Everett Performing Arts Center to see musicals, plays and children’s theatrical productions.
Travelling with little ones? Start the day at Forest Park Animal Farm and Petting Zoo to have breakfast with baby farm animals. Head over to Imagine Children's Museum for interactive exhibits, climbing walls, train tunnels and the chance to sit in an airplane cockpit.
Stroll along the waterfront to spot migrating orca whales or take a charter boat into Puget Sound for salmon fishing. On weekends, visit the Everett Farmer’s Market along the waterfront. Within a 15-minute drive, you can enjoy gaming and dining at Quil Ceda Casino or Tulalip Resort Casino.
Getting around Everett
Everett operates an extensive city bus system and Amtrak provides train services to and from Seattle. Taxis and rideshare companies are readily available. You can also rent a car in the city or at Paine Field Airport, about 20 minutes from downtown Everett.