Come rain or shine, Lynnwood and the surrounding area offers attractions throughout the year. A visit to Lynnwood places you in a well connected hub of activity, exposing you to attractions from the Pacific Northwest in almost every direction. Situated just 16 miles north of Seattle and four miles from Marina Beach Park, Lynnwood is a great jumping off point to many highlights. This post showcases excursions to go to while lodging in Lynnwood, but make sure to check out Lynnwood’s Hidden Gems for things to do closer to home base.
Sacred summer days are the perfect season to whale watch! There are wildlife tours from Edmonds only 5 miles west of Lynnwood. Orcas, Humpbacks, and Minkes are most common during the summer months.
Want to experience the great outdoors in their natural surroundings? Wallace Falls State Park (photo on right) takes you 45 minutes outside of town where you’ll find 9 different waterfalls on a 5.6 mile loop. It’s a great excursion for beginners and the seasoned hiker alike.
A 30-minute drive from Lynnwood will deliver you to the stunning Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Over 53 acres of gardens are cultivated to represent the flora and fauna of Washington State.
Another great outdoor experience is hiking around Mount Rainier (below). It is just over a 2 hour drive and the majestic mountain (and possible elk or marmot sightings) will make you want to stay forever.
Many think of traveling in the summer, but why limit yourself to a short season? With autumn comes the vibrant transition of leaves and scenery that almost looks fiery. And with fall comes… Oktoberfest! The state hosts many different festivals throughout the first weekend of October, whether you’re looking for a classic Munich-style or something different.
Want to take it a bit slower? Avid golfers tend to ignore seasons, however autumn is prime golfing time in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy perfectly manicured courses with landscapes coming alive with color. We’re fans of Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course.
Snoqualmie Falls (right) is a very popular spot to get away from the city. It is 45 minutes east of us here in Lynnwood and would make a great afternoon trip.
Washington is home to thousands of acres of vineyards and award-winning wine regions left and right. The harvest season in the winemaking world is bustling with action and the enjoyment of the fruits of the vintners’ labor. Drive 25 minutes or less and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful Woodinville wine region. Glass half-full here!
Come winter, there isn’t a sight quite like the city of Seattle. Decorated to the nines with what seems like no streetlamp untouched, the holiday spirit is tangible. Bundling up with a stellar cup of coffee and strolling the streets to shop for loved ones (or yourself!) and maybe even a cup of clam chowder near Pike Place Market seals the deal on a beautiful winter vacation.
The Alpine Village of Leavenworth (left) is another magical place to visit during Christmas time. It is a bit of a longer drive (at a 2-hour distance), but so worth it. They have lights on everything, a reindeer farm (open year-round), a fun sledding hill for the kids, outdoor seating with heaters at many of their unique restaurants, and they have lots of interesting and unique shops including the coolest Christmas store ever (open all year round)!
Visitors to Washington state eagerly await the countdown until March arrives. Why, you might ask? The Seattle Mariners play at T-Mobile Park! Whether you are seeking a VIP experience with seats close to home base or a more leisurely afternoon soaking up sunshine on the lawn with a beer in hand, springtime and baseball season go hand in hand.
As the sunnier days become more frequent, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival welcomes visitors with open arms. Just one hour north of Lynnwood, the festival runs from April 1-30 annually with tulips bursting with color on their own schedule. Millions of blooms beg for your photo-op, and enjoying their beauty is sure to be a highlight of your spring. In 2019 the festival accepted visitors from each of the 50 states and 85+ countries!
Leavenworth also offers events and festivals in spring, like Taste Leavenworth and the Leavenworth Film Festival. The drive there is beautiful and goes along the Skykomish River (above).
VISIT LYNNWOOD YEAR-ROUND
Lynnwood is a full-season and full-service destination offering you the best of the best no matter your vacation goals. And good news – if you’re ready to start planning, you’re on the right website!