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Your Perfect Fall Getaway Is in Seattle NorthCountry

Warm hues, crisp air and shadows, the cool earth. The Pacific Northwest is gorgeous in autumn, especially in the river valleys of the Cascades.

Everything you need for the idyllic autumn weekend is right here, minutes north of Seattle. 


Snohomish, Washington is a slice of Americana, PNW-style. Walk along the brick storefronts to discover one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities and to experience the flavors of the valley. 

Roger’s Riverfront Bistro offers farm-to-table fare, including local salmon, vegetables, and spirits. Spada Farmhouse Brewery is a large, inviting space where you can fill your pint glass with delicious seasonal brews. Cheers! Grain Artisan Bakery serves up a big helping of community in the form of gluten-free baked goods, made from scratch. Wineries also abound in this river valley -- a simple web search will direct you to any number of tasty merlots and chardonnays. 

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Stocker’s Farms in the Snohomish River Valley has been owned and operated by the Stocker family for generations. They offer something that other local farms don't -- a giant field of sunflowers. This is the ideal IG photo op, but book now to make sure you can get in -- this is a popular destination and prime sunflower season is only a matter of weeks long!

Boutique shopping

Downtown Snohomish has everything from upcycled treasures to handmade candles. A day of window shopping is easy to pull off when the storefronts are interspersed with coffee shops, taprooms, and diners. Make a day of exploring the antique stores and boutiques of Snohomish. 

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Hot air balloons

Glimpse the river valleys and fall foliage from thousands of feet. Watch the sun come up over the Cascade Mountains. Book a sunrise or sundown hot air balloon flight to really let your imagination soar.


There's no shortage of delightful Air BnBs in the Snohomish area. If you're more of a traditional hotel type of person, book a room at the Hotel Indigo or The Delta Hotel -- both in Everett. The Indigo is on the waterfront of the Salish Sea and has an in-house bar and grill offering delightful seafood. The Delta stands at the crossroads of Highway 2 and Interstate 5. It's the perfect jumping-off point for all your autumn adventures in the Northwest.

Get here! Fly PAE.

Built in 2019, Seattle Paine Field International Airport's (PAE) commercial terminal is a boutique airport that is purposely unlike the average mega-airport. PAE only has three terminals, accessed through a luxurious lounge, ensuring that visitors can easily and comfortably navigate their journey. A full-service bar offers top-shelf adult beverages, and Seattle’s Beecher’s serves up premium deli food for hungry travelers. 

Presently, PAE offers daily non-stop flights, with Alaska Airlines, to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Boise, Orange County, and seasonal service to Palm Springs and Tucson.

Seattle Paine Field International Airport is located a few miles from Interstate 5 and State Route 2 in Everett; disembarking passengers are moments from a crossroads that can take them anywhere in Washington State, minus the traffic of the SeaTac area.

See you out there!

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