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Everett (Washington)

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Everett is a city in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

Everett is accessible from North or South by I-5. US route 2 extends east over Stevens Pass to Spokane. There is also a car ferry to and from Whidbey Island in nearby Mukilteo.

By Train[edit]

  • Amtrak Cascades runs between Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) and Seattle twice daily, stops in Everett at 3201 Smith Ave which is also a bus station for long distance coaches and local buses. Most trains go primarily between Seattle & Portland (w/ only two continuing to Eugene). Additional trips to Vancouver (via Stanwood, Mt Vernon, Bellingham) and to Eugene from Portland are supplemented by the Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach buses. Amtrak [11]
  • The Empire Builder provides once daily service to Chicago via Spokane, Glacier National Park and Minneapolis. In Spokane, the eastbound train is joined with the other branch coming from Portland while the westbound train is split in Spokane with one branch going to Seattle and the other to Portland. Unlike the other Amtrak transcontinental trains further south, the Builder tends to stick fairly closely to schedule. From Everett, the train goes east (more or less) along Hwy 2 with stops in Leavenworth, Wenatchee and Ephrata before getting to Spokane. [12].
  • Sounder Commuter Rail goes between Everett and Seattle King Street Station (via Mukilteo & Edmonds), with the majority of trains running to Seattle in the mornings and back to Everett in the evenings. Additional trains are put into service during Seahawks and Seattle Mariners (home) games going into Seattle before the first kick off or first pitch and returning after the game.

Amtrak trains going between Seattle King St. Station and Everett only stop in Edmonds. Train stations in Edmonds, Mulkiteo and Bellingham are also next to the ferry terminals.

By Bus[edit]

The bus station is at the Everett Station at 3201 Smith Ave, which shares the same station with local buses and trains.

  • Greyhound [13] goes north to Vancouver, BC (via Mt Vernon & Bellingham) and south to Seattle where passengers typically transfer to other Greyhound buses going to additional places.
  • Northwestern Trailways [14] goes east to Ephrata along US Hwy 2 via Leavenworth, Wenatchee & Quincy. From Ephrata to Spokane along I-90. There are connections to other eastern Washington and Idaho destinations from Spokane and Wenatchee. They're at the same stop as the other buses at Everett Station.
  • Sound Transit Rt #510 & 512 goes to/from downtown Seattle while #532 runs to/from Bellevue. The 510 bus runs both directions almost direct while the #512 have additional stops along the freeway in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Ash Way P&R, and S. Everett Fwy Station. All Sound Transit buses traveling between Seattle & Snohomish County along I-5 stop at NE 45th (U District) and NE 145th.
  • Skagit Transit Rt #90x [15] go to/from Chuckunut P&R (north of Mt Vernon) via Skagit Transportation Center (105 E Kincaid St) in downtown Mt Vernon.
  • Island Transit Rt #412c [16] go to/from Terry's Corner on Camano Island. To get to Oak Harbor (or Deception Pass) you want to go up on Skagit Transit's 90x to Skagit Station in downtown Mt Vernon and transfer to the Island Transit's 411w bus instead.
  • Quick Shuttle [17] (Tel: 800 665-2122) stops only at the Seattle Premium Outlet at 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd in Tulalip, 9mi north of Everett. For pick-up a minimum of 24hr reservation in advance of travel is required as the bus does not stop there automatically and NO longer stops at the Everett Station. They only pick up for travel to Vancouver only and only drop off on the southbound run.
  • Belair Airporter [18] (Tel: 866 235-5247) only stops in front of the Tulalip Resort Hotel [19] at 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd in Tulalip, 9mi north of Everett. They go up to Lynde (via Stanwood, Burlington, Bellingham) in one direction and to the airport in SeaTac in the other. NO stop at Everett Station.

By Boat[edit]

  • Washington State Ferries, 614 Front Street in Mukilteo , [20]. Ferry goes from here to Clinton in Whidbey Island. The Sounder Train stop is also at the ferry terminal as well as buses to downtown Everett (#18), downtown Seattle (AM only on #417), Ash Way P&R on #113 (connect to 511 to downtown Seattle at Ash Way at other times of the day & weekends), and to University of Washington (AM only on #880). The #1 bus goes up to Oak Harbor from Clinton at the other side.

By plane[edit]

If you have great connections, you can fly directly into Everett via Paine Field on a private plane. Otherwise Seattle-Tacoma International Airport [21] (42mi/67kkm south) is the next closest thing for commercial flights.

  • To get to the airport from Everett Station take ST510 or 512 [22] to Westlake Center (5th & Pine in downtown Seattle), go into the mall and down into the tunnels. Continue to the airport on the Link Lightrail [23]. Coming to Everett from the airport get off the light rail at the International District Station and board bus a block over at 4th Ave & Jackson.

Get around[edit]

  • Everett Transit [[24]] are the red & grey buses operated by the city of Everett within the city limits and are numbered 2 through 70 and #701.
  • Community Transit [[25]] operates the white & blue local buses for service outside the Everett city limits and from Everett to other places outside the city limits (Smokey Point, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Bothell, Stanwood, etc) as well as the 'Swift' route down to Aurora Village (at King / Snohomish County line along Hwy 99). They are typically numbered in the 100s and 200s (101-280). The buses numbered in the 400s are commuter routes going to downtown Seattle from various places in Snohomish County in the mornings and back in the afternoons/evenings (one way) and the 800s going to/from University of Washington in Seattle.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Everett Performing Arts Center
  • Everett Naval Station
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Snohomish County Historical Museum
  • Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo (I-5 Exit 189, WA Hwy 526 west 4 miles (6.4km), past the huge Boeing building on your right, then at the 4-way stoplight turn Left onto Paine Field Blvd and follow signs for the museum), +1-425-438-8100, +1-888-467-4777 (, fax: +1-425-265-9808), [1]. 08:30-17:30h daily, except for a few holidays). Boeing's Everett factory is the world's largest building by interior volume. It is where the Boeing 747, 767, 777, and 787 airliners are made, making it a must see for the aviation nut, and tolerable for the rest of the family. Tours start from the Future of Flight Aviation Center, which has a 28,000 square foot (2600 square metres) gallery and theatre presentations which are fairly interesting in their own right. The tours leave several times a day but have limited capacity, so reservations are recommended. No cameras allowed on the tour, not even your cell phone! The factory adjoins Paine Field, Snohomish County's airport, from which the completed aircraft fly off to begin service. $15 for museum and tour ($8 for 15 years and under); $9 for museum only.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Everett Marina Village[26], located at 1728 W. Marine View Drive, was created in 1984 and includes several restaurants and businesses that have beautiful waterfront views. Throughout the summer, free concerts are held on The Landing adjacent to the South Marina and Port Gardner Inn. The farmers market runs every Sunday of the summer. Check out the Port's events calendar for additional information on upcoming events.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Village Inn, 8525 Evergreen Way, + 1 425 355 2525, [2]. 6am–9pm daily. A corporate comfort food restaurant featuring breakfast all day and a selection of pies. The biscuits and gravy, and the Crepes Lorraine, are both good. Breakfast $10.  edit
  • Barney's Pastrami Dip, 5130 Evergreen Way Ste 103, + 1 425 259 9078. Pastrami sandwiches, whole or half. Extremely ugly dive with one fantastic item on the menu. Fresh bread, pastrami, and dill pickles. Less than $10 for a whole sandwich and a drink. $9.  edit
  • Teriyaki Burger Stop, 3517 Rucker Ave East, + 1 425 259 4291. Another great, but ugly dive in Everett. Spicy chicken is known locally as "crack chicken" because once you try it you need it on a regular basis. The menu includes burgers, teriyaki, & yakisoba. $8.  edit
  • Taste of Thai, 6600 Evergreen Way, + 1 425 513 8136. Everett is loaded with Thai restaurants, and this is one of the best. Family run with great food at reasonable prices. A local favorite for the lunch specials. The custard and sticky rice desert is a treat found at few Thai restaurants. $10.  edit
  • The Majestic Cafe, 1409 Hewitt Ave, + 1 425 339 2074, [3]. The Majestic Cafe accurately describes itself as "Classic.American.Food" Items like fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and pot roast done with enough attention to detail to elevate everyday American dishes to the sublime. If only Mom's cooking really were this good! $15-$25.  edit
  • Lanna Thai, 7825 Evergreen Way, Suite B, + 1 425 438 3888, [4]. Lanna Thai is upscale Thai food. The restaurant, including a full bar is beautifully appointed, and the service is uniformly good. The lunch specials are a good value, but the Pad Thai is cooked ahead and inconsistent. Good, but not great. $10-$20.  edit
  • Terezia's European Deli & Bistro, 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, + 1 425 513 9846. Terezia's serves meals at four tables along with running a deli counter. Lunch is a rotating menu of three or four Central European dishes - all excellent. The paprika chicken and potato soup are particularly good. $10.  edit
  • The Totem, 4410 Rucker Ave, + 1 425 252 3277. Perhaps the only real diner in Everett. The food is good and freshly prepared, with breakfast served all day. Nothing fantastic, but you won't go away hungry and the price is decent. Family owned since the '50s with a big, cheezy fake totem pole out front. $8-$15.  edit
  • Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant, 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, + 1 425 423 8569. Located in a strip mall, but the interior is pleasant and inviting. Standard Thai menu, good service, and decent prices. Worth a regular visit if it's closer than Taste of Thai. $8-$15.  edit
  • Beijing Garden, 3719 Rucker Ave, + 1 425 339 9319. In a town loaded with Chinese restaurants, Beijing Garden stands out as one of the best. Small and cute, with barely adequate parking. A standard Chinese restaurant menu, with very well executed dishes. The hot and sour soup is the best in the area. Lunch specials are a great value at less than $6. $8-$15.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Diamond Knot Alehouse, 621 Front St, Mukilteo, +1 425 355-4488. On the waterfront, next to the ferry and peanut shells on the floor. What more could you ask for in a pub.  edit
  • Scuttlebutt Brewing Co, 1524 West Marine View Drive, 425 257 9316, [5]. 11am-9pm. A family friendly brewpub on the waterfront within walking distance of Naval Station Everett and the marina. Happy Hour 2-6pm Monday through Thursday.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Best Western Plus Navigator Inn, 10210 Evergreen Way, +1 425 347-2555 (toll free: +1 877 488-0510, fax: +1 425 347-2554), [6].  edit
  • Best Western Cascadia Inn, 2800 Pacific Avenue, +1 425 258-4141 (toll free: +1 800 822-5876, fax: +1 425 258-4755), [7].  edit
  • Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St, +1 425 339-2000, [8].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 131 128th St Sw, +1 425 609-4000, [9].  edit
  • (fax: +1 425 347-1529).
  • Motel 6 Everett South, 224 128th Street Sw, +1 425 353-8120 (fax: +1 425 347-2269), [10].  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Everett
Vancouver (via Bc99.png)Marysville  N noframe S  MukilteoSeattle
END  W noframe E  SnohomishWenatchee

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