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A Weekend In Arlington

Your perfect PNW getaway is here in Arlington and the "Stilly Valley".

Arlington, Washington is located at the start of Scenic Route 530, which takes motorists onto the Mountain Loop Highway or out to the North Cascades Highway. As such, the town is a great jumping-off point for an excursion. But also it’s worth its own self-contained weekend adventure.

Here’s your guide to the best of what Arlington has to offer.

Fun Things To Do In Town

Get some strikes at Rocket Alley Bowling. They’re a small, old-school bowling alley -- you have to keep score with a pencil and paper. It’s a blast.

Take a stroll down picturesque Olympic Avenue in Arlington's historic downtown, lined with local boutiques -- perfect for finding a decorative piece for your mantel or a dress for your next dinner party. Search out treasures and browse curated items. Check out Ava Rose Boutique and Gifts, Mountain Sol, and Lilac & Grace Boutique for a full day of shopping.

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Arlington is a popular stopping point for bicyclists traveling in the Stillaguamish River Valley or along the Centennial Trail. Visit Arlington Velo Sport to gear up for a day spent on two wheels. 

Fun Things To Do Nearby

There’s no shortage of hikes on Scenic Route 530. Your best bets are towards Darrington. Walk, bike, or rollerblade the Centennial Trail or Whitehorse Trail, or strap on your backpack to explore the Fortson Mill area.

The North Fork of the Stillaguamish River is world-famous for fly fishing. It was the first river in the world to be designated as fly fishing-only in the late 1940s. Spend a day in waders casting your line for trout and you’ll see why this river is legendary.

Arlington is a short hop from the Seattle Premium Outlets, which offers over 80 high-end retail stores perfect for a day of shopping. Nearby is the Tulalip Resort Casino, which offers 24/7 opportunities for games, dining, and drinks.

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Where To Stay

Your best bet for motel lodging is the Best Western Plus Arlington/Marysville. It’s clean, spacious, and easy to access from Interstate 5. You can also browse AirBnBs -- everything from lake houses to forest cabins are available for your chill-out needs.

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, book one of the yurts at the yurt village at River Meadows. Unique lodging fun!

Explore Arlington. Click map to view larger.
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