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.

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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 or


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!

  1.  Go shopping at Alderwood.  This 1.3 million square foot shopping center offers a unique mix of retail, entertainment and dining options.
  2. Visit the Edmonds waterfront.  Explore the beautiful Puget Sound beaches in Edmonds, have lunch on the waterfront, and visit the Cascadia Art Museum.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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.

The Wicker's Museum and Snohomish County Visitor Information Center at Heritage Park in Lynnwood, WA.

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.

No matter how you and your sweetheart like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, start here in Lynnwood!  Whether it be a romantic dinner for two and a hotel room, a movie night with friends, or even a comedy show – we’ve got you covered.

Enjoy dinner and a burlesque show at the Sound Check Bar & Grill!  The Red Hot Lovers Burlesque Show promises a fun and sexy show with a great line up of performers.

Is your valentine more interested in casting a line and the great outdoors?  Head to The Fly Fishing Show at the Lynnwood Convention Center, February 13-14th!  Enjoy demonstrations from fly fishing experts, learn about the latest gear and gadgets and much more.

Looking for something to tickle your funny bone?  Check out The Second City Improv Comedy Show at the EdQuality affordable lodging in Lynnwood WAmonds Center for the Arts.  Many famous Hollywood comedians got their start in this well known group!

Not ready for the evening to end?  Spend a romantic evening at one of the many Lynnwood hotels!  With a variety of rooms and amenities for every price point, you’ll find just the place for you and your Valentine.  Book a hotel directly through our website or choose a special like the romance package at the Hampton Inn & Suites, the spark of romance package at the Courtyard or the shop till you drop package at the Homewood Suites.  Our hotel page provides a complete listing of all Lynnwood hotels.

Lynnwood offers a myriad of dining and entertainment options!  From bowling and roller skating, to indoor golf and movie theaters, there is something for everyone.  Check out our activities page or events calendar for more fun ideas!

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Lynnwood Tourism!

Lynnwood is a great place to visit during the summer!  Not only will you find affordable accommodations and easy access to all the amazing things the Puget Sound has to offer, but you’ll find a variety of family friendly things to do – many of which are FREE!  Check out this great list of fun things do in and around Lynnwood, WA.

Daleway Spray Park - Kids Playing Under WaterThe Lynnwood Spray Parks are a great way to stay cool this summer!  Open now through Labor Day from 11AM to 7PM.  Pack a picnic and head to North Lynnwood Park or Daleway Park where the kids can splash and play in one of our spray parks.

Come join us at the newly renovated Lynndale Park Amphitheater this summer for the 27th season of Shakespeare in the Park. You and your family will enjoy a night of comical theater amidst an enchanting wooded stage. Be sure to get there early to grab a seat or bring your own! Shakespeare in the Park runs from July 10 to August 15, 2015 and is a great way to spend a night laughing and enjoying your local outdoor theater company!

Shakespeare in the Park Lynnwood WA 2014Head a few miles north or west and catch a blockbuster hit on a huge inflatable screen at the Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nights or Cinema Under the Stars at Silver Lake.  Bring your blanket and some popcorn and enjoy one of the family friendly movies playing this summer.

What’s better than live music?  Live music outside on a warm summer evening!  Starting July 2nd, you can enjoy live Music at the Marina, Thursday and Saturday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM.  Starting June 10th, catch a live jazz  performance by award-winning musicians from the Edmonds School District at Sea Jazz, Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00PM or Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:00PM.

Find more fun things to do on our events calendar!  See you in Lynnwood this summer!




Planning your summer visit to Lynnwood? Be sure to add whale watching to your itinerary!

Whale watching tours are now available out of Edmonds, just 5 miles west of Lynnwood, through Puget Sound Express Whale Watching.  Enjoy a 4 1/2 hour tour to the San Juan Islands on the fastest whale watching boat in the Northwest, without sacrificing comfort.  You are guaranteed to see whales while you enjoy spacious, comfortable indoor seating, large windows, and fresh baked treats from the cafe.  Make your reservation today at Puget Sound Express Whale Watching.



Grab your girlfriends and head to Lynnwood!

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Lynnwood is the perfect place for your next girls getaway weekend!  Shopping, dining, spas, movies and great hotels, you’ll find it all right here!

Start your weekend with relaxation!  The Olympus Spa offers a very unique spa experience for women only.  This elegant oasis offers Far-Infrared healing energy rooms, massage, dry and steam saunas, a meditation room, whirlpools and much more.  Let them pamper your mind, body and spirit!

After a day of relaxation, it’s time for some shopping!  With over 175 stores and restaurants, Alderwood mall is a regional shopping destination.  Let us know when your group is coming and we’ll provide you with Premier Perks discount books for over 40 Alderwood retailers.

Lynnwood offers a myriad of dining experiences, from unique ethnic restaurants to your familiar favorites, you’ll find something for every palette.  Use our dining search page to find the perfect spot!

Be sure to check to out our Events Calendar for other fun things happening in and around Lynnwood while you’re visiting.  Catch an improv show at the Black Box Theatre or a concert or play at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Lynnwood also offers convenient access to everything the Puget Sound area has to offer, like wineries, hiking, cultural arts and beaches!

We hope to see you in Lynnwood soon!

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Delight in a night of spooktakular fun at the Lynnwood Recreation Center & Pool!

Bring the family in their Halloween costumes to our family-friendly event for goblins big and small who seek a not-so-scary but, oh-so-fun activity for Halloween.  Activities will include carnival games, crafts, food, trick or treating in the Candy Forest and a splash in the pool!

Swim is scheduled from 8:30 – 10pm.
All Ages

The Lynnwood Recreation Center & Pool features two water slides, river with current, water playground, family hot tub and tons of fun for the whole family!



This annual three-day event in Edmonds includes speakers, guided walks, land and water-based field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for children and adults. Plan to spend the weekend in Edmonds, birding and meeting other birders, naturalists, photographers, and people engaged in fascinating bird research projects. Friday night Keynote address by Tim Boyer. Most events are free, however pre-registration and/or a small fee is required for some events.