Lynnwood’s convenient location, on the intersection of two major freeways and just north of downtown, makes it the ideal gateway for exploring the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest. Starting in February, it’s about to get even easier to visit Lynnwood with a new airport opening just north of Lynnwood at Paine Field. When you arrive at the Paine Field Airport, you are an easy 15 minute drive from your Lynnwood hotel. Alaska Airlines and United Airlines will offer a combined 24 daily flights out of Paine Field with service between Everett and Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Sand Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Denver.
The two terminal airport, owned by Propeller Airports, was designed to elevate the customer experience, including beautiful finish details and concierge services. The main terminal features “living room” style seating area to keep travelers comfortable while waiting for their flights. Food and beverage services will be provided by Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Cafe serving soup and sandwiches, and the Upper Case wine serving local Pacific Northwest wines and cocktails. Learn more about the Paine Field Airport at www.flypainefield.com or www.painefield.com.
Depending on what time your flight arrives, there are some must-see attractions located near the airport in the Paine Field Aviation District. Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Tour takes you inside the world’s largest building for a glimpse of a Boeing’s airplane manufacturing plant. Also at Paine Field is the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, with two airplane hangers filled with historic planes, tanks, and military vehicles, all restored to their original condition.
Here are some of our favorite things to see and do when visiting Lynnwood!
- Go shopping at Alderwood. This 1.3 million square foot shopping center offers a unique mix of retail, entertainment and dining options.
- Visit the Edmonds waterfront. Explore the beautiful Puget Sound beaches in Edmonds, have lunch on the waterfront, and visit the Cascadia Art Museum.
- Take in a show at the Black Box Theater, Edmonds Center for the Arts or Wade James Theater. Each of these performing arts theater offer a variety of productions, comedy shows and live music.
- Play a round of golf at the Lynnwood Golf Course. This 18-hole golf course is open year-round with a course suitable for golfers of all skill levels.
- Get out on the Puget Sound. Take a ferry ride from Edmonds to Kingston and explore the quaint beach town of Kingston. Head out on a whale watching tour with Puget Sound Express, with high-speed boats taking you all the way up to the San Juan Islands.
- Go wine tasting in Woodinville Wine Country, home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms featuring wineries from all over Washington.
For more fun things to do and special events happening when you’re in town, be sure to check out our events calendar.
Lynnwood is known for shopping, and not just any shopping. We’re home to the region’s destination shopping center, Alderwood. But sometimes you want something a little more unique for that hard to shop for person on your list. Lynnwood is your gateway to the local art, handcrafted goods, and unique boutiques of the Pacific Northwest.
Give a one of kind creation from Pacific Northwest artists. Gallery North in Edmonds displays and sells a variety of works from local artists, including ceramics, paintings, wood works, and more!
The Schack Shop at the Schack Art Center sells art from over 170 regional artists. Don’t just shop the Schack, be sure to explore this entire visual art center. With free admission, you can explore the exhibit galleries, watch professional glassblowers, or visit the hot shop, a specialized production studio for stained glass, iron works, and even flameworking.
The Holiday Market, open every Saturday in December on Fifth Ave in Edmonds, offers a farmers market style holiday shopping experience. Complete with local crafts, artisan foods, and unique locally-made gifts. When you need a little break from shopping, hop on the Holiday Trolley and enjoy a relaxing and scenic ride to your next Edmonds destination.
Country Village in Bothell offers unique shopping in a quaint and festive setting with 45 specialty stores, antique shops, and restaurants. Kids will enjoy paying a visit to Santa’s Workshop and the live reindeer!
Start here in Lynnwood this holiday season and explore handcrafted goods of PNW artists or endless shopping at Alderwood!
Make the holidays a little more relaxing this season! Plan a family holiday shopping getaway in Lynnwood and experience the holiday season in the Pacific Northwest.
Shopping galore and fun family activities make Lynnwood the ideal place for a holiday season vacation. Home to Alderwood, the region’s destination shopping center, and all your favorite retailers, holiday shopping is a breeze in Lynnwood. With complimentary shuttles to the mall and shopping packages, Lynnwood hotels bring out your inner shopping extraordinaire. When you’ve shopped ’til you drop, be sure to enjoy some fun family activities and holiday festivities!
A Lynnwood family favorite is the Lynnwood Recreation Center, complete with two water slides, a lazy river, and water playground.
The Lynnwood Bowl & Skate is bowling alley and roller rink in one, serving up family fun and great food, with modern amenities and retro vibe!
Even the Alderwood mall has some great family activities when you need a break from shopping. Take in a movie a the 16-screen movie theater, climb, slide and explore at the Funtastic Playtorium. Be sure to visit Santa’s Workshop to get your picture taken with Santa.
Our Family Fun itinerary provides 3 days of fun-filled activities in Lynnwood and the surrounding areas.
Lynnwood is the ideal gateway for experiencing holiday magic in the Pacific Northwest.
The Lights of Christmas at Warm Beach are a must see, with over one million and dazzling displays. Explore the holiday lights, visit the petting zoo, warm up with hot chocolate and fresh donuts, listen to the holiday story telling!
Be delighted with the holiday magic at Snowflake Lane in Bellevue. Every night between November 23 and December 23 at 7:30PM experience a parade of your favorite holiday characters and music, complete with falling snow!
Making its debut in Seattle, Enchant Christmas will transform Safeco Field into a twinkling holiday maze with giant Christmas trees, larger than life ornaments, snowflakes, and Santa.
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is transformed into a magical display, Garden D’Lights, with over a half million lights, in whimsical shapes or plants, flowers, animals and waterfalls.
Winterfest at Seattle Center is filled with free and affordable children’s activities and spirited entertainment, including an ice rink, student showcase performances, model train display, and ice carving.
Find more more fun on our events calendar.
Start here in Lynnwood this holiday season!
Explore the Pacific Northwest with a Washington scenic drive this fall!
Lynnwood is located just 16 miles north of Seattle, in beautiful Snohomish County. And with its convenient location, Lynnwood offers easy access to explore the Pacific Northwest.
Fall is a perfect time to discover more of the coast. Take a scenic ferry ride west to Kingston and explore the Olympic Peninsula, head northeast to explore the famous Cascade Loop, or head north to Chuckanut Drive. From mountains and rivers to beautiful views of the Puget Sound, you can easily explore the natural beauty in the Pacific Northwest from Lynnwood while enjoying some of Washington’s best fall drives.
Distance: 73 miles one-way
Catch an early morning ferry from the Edmonds ferry dock into Kingston. Be sure to pack your camera and binoculars as this route is full of history with maritime heritage, military landmarks and wildlife viewing. Lots of side stops with Fort Flagler State Park, Port Townsend and Point No Point lighthouse. Certainly a history buffs favorite, this route allows a stroll through Port Gamble, a perfectly preserved National Historic District. Learn More >>
Distance: 440 miles, 4-5 days
This incredible driving tour takes you through several cities and towns with numerous attractions and activities along the way. With such a diverse landscape of lush forests, urban centers, jagged mountain peaks and more, you’ll find yourself in some of Washington’s less traveled and most beautiful areas. Plan on scheduling this trip between June and October to avoid winter road closures. Learn More >>
Distance: 21 miles
Drive along the Puget Sound’s rocky coastline as you view the local flora color change. At it’s southern most location, just outside of Burlington, you’ll find the need to stretch a little and do some exploring. Bay View State Park and the 11,000-acre Padilla Bay National Estuarine Sanctuary offer foot trail systems for a little adventure outside the car. Several roadside view points over the San Juan Islands where you can take a turn at clamming or saltwater shore fishing. End your trip in Fairhaven, a hip little red-brick-lined town offering up cute little cafes, parks and shops. Learn More >>
Sports, theater, heritage and more summer fun in Lynnwood, WA!
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head to the Lynndale Park Amphitheater for Shakespeare in the Park. These outdoor performances are free ($5 donation suggestions) and fun for the whole family! This summer’s schedule includes The Merry Winves of Windsor, King Lear, Henry IV, and Three Musketeers.
What goes better with summer than baseball? If you’re a baseball fan and visiting Lynnwood this summer, an Everett Aqua Sox game at the Everett Memorial Stadium is a must! Tickets range from $9 to $18 and every seat has a great view of the field in this small stadium. If you don’t like reserved seating or bleachers, grab a general admission ticket and a blanket and enjoy the game from a grass hill. There is a huge lawn with bouncy houses for little ones to run, stretch their legs and burn some energy between innings.
Learn about Lynnwood’s history, tour the fully restored Interurban Trolley Car, explore the NW Veteran’s Museum, and marvel in the oddities at The Museum of Curious Things at Lynnwood’s History & Heritage Days at Heritage Park. There are two more events this summer!
The Arlington Fly-In, one of the most popular sport aviation events in the West, is happening July 6th – 8th. See over 1,000 aircraft from powered parachutes to vintage planes. Want a little more aviation and history? Be sure to visit the Aviation District at Paine Field, including the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, Future of Flight Boeing Tour, and Historic Flight Foundation.
Are you planning a wedding in Lynnwood, WA? With a variety of hotel event spaces, the Lynnwood Convention Center, catering options, shopping and services, you will find everything you need to plan your picture perfect wedding right here in Lynnwood. After a night of celebrating your special day, you and your guests can relax and stay at a Lynnwood hotel!
The Lynnwood Convention Center offers a versatile space, innovative cuisine, and excellent service. The flexible meeting space can accommodate weddings from 50 to 700 guests. Their on-site event management team will work with you every step of the way. If you’re planning a wedding for 2018 or 2019, book on a Sunday and save 20%.
The Embassy Suites Seattle – North/Lynnwood, newly renovated atrium can accommodate wedding ceremonies with 20 – 400 guests. After the ceremony, celebrate with your family and friends in the 5,400 square foot Embassy Ballroom. This beautiful space can be broken down to a variety sizes to fit your reception.
The Puget Sound Ballroom at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Lynnwood Seattle Everett is a great space for rehearsal dinners and engagement celebrations. This hotel offers detailed service and 1,800 square feet of flexible space that can be configured to fit your needs.
The day before the wedding treat yourself to relaxing spa treatments at the Olympus Spa. This women’s only spa combines Eastern medicinal techniques with Western relaxation techniques for an amazing health conscious and relaxing experience.
While the wedding party is busy preparing for big day, your guests will find plenty of things to do. Right here in Lynnwood, your guests can can enjoy golfing at the Lynnwood Golf Course, shopping at Alderwood mall, or exploring local history at Heritage Park. Or they can walk the beach at Edmonds Marina Beach Park or tour the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour at Paine Field.
With affordable lodging, the Alderwood mall, and a variety of dining and entertainment options, you and your guests will find everything you need to make your special day unforgettable!
Visit Lynnwood, WA in Spring – Washington Tulip Festival, Aviation Museums & More!
Lynnwood, located just outside of Seattle WA, offers affordable accommodations at about 40% less than downtown, making it the perfect place to stay for your spring visit. Spring brings 60 – 70 degree temperatures to the area along with fantastic opportunities to hike, bike and visit the famous Tulip Festival!
Tulip Festival in Lynnwood, Washington
The Tulip Festival takes place just north of Seattle in Lynnwood, Washington. The opening gala is slated for March 29th, and tulip experts predict that the first blooms will begin in the last week of March, just in time for the month-long festival in April. Not only can you witness a spectacular display of colorful tulips during this time, but you can also experience 5K races, bike tours, parades, a pint festival, and more! In addition to the tulip festival, there are a variety of events around Lynnwood to enjoy this spring, including the Shamrock Shuffle Wine & Beer Walk, Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt, and Coppelia Ballet performances.
Aviation Museums Near Seattle
If the weather isn’t ideal for enjoying the outdoors, we have plenty of museums including popular Aviation Museums & Tours. The Future of Flight and Boeing Tour is one of the most popular aviation attractions and offers the only opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America!
Spring is a great time to visit the Seattle area, and an even better time to stay in Lynnwood with its great affordable rates, allowing you to explore and do more!
Lynnwood is a perfect place to get all of your holiday shopping done with the Alderwood Mall and a variety of your favorite stores all located near the heart of the downtown area. Here, you’ll find large department stores including Nordstrom, Macy’s and Ross Dress for Less, outdoor gear and apparel at REI, clothing stores for men and women of all ages, as well as home goods and electronics stores. While you’re holiday shopping in Lynnwood, you can find any gift you need for friends and family on your list!
To make your shopping experience even more carefree and easy, stay the night at a hotel in Lynnwood. Lynnwood offers affordable accommodations with its location that is accessible to but outside of Seattle. Many of the hotels in Lynnwood offer free local shuttle service, so there’s no need to worry about parking. Bring your holiday gifts back to your hotel for safekeeping while you shop.
The upcoming season offers some great holiday events and happenings, along with its wonderful shopping. Events not to miss include the Lynnwood Turkey Trot & Food Drive, Christmas Tree Lighting, The Nutcracker Ballet, and the Everett Art Walk. Check our events page for a full list of upcoming holiday events and happenings.