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Top 5 Attractions In Mukilteo

What will you discover in Mukilteo?

Welcome to Mukilteo. It’s a small seaside city with a big personality. It’s a hopping off spot for Washington State ferry adventures. There’s much to see by the seaside. Let’s take a look at the top things to do.

1. Cultural art tells the story

“Mukilteo” is a Coast Salish word that means, roughly, “good camping ground.” Indigenous history is represented here by the public artwork of Tulalip master carver James Madison. Madison’s artwork helps to remind viewers that Mukilteo is a significant place where the Point Elliott Treaty was signed in 1855. 

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2. Craft sips and yummies

Wet your whistle with style at Cabernets and IPAs. The craft beverages are perfectly matched to small plates of savory and simple deli foods and salads. This old town Mukilteo spot is sure to please the savvy diner who wants a quality meal and matching beverage. (P.S. their trademark “pickled hammers” are dill pickles wrapped in cream cheese ham. Yup.)

📷: @singlewinefemale

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3. Secret beach vibes

At the far east end of the Mukilteo Waterfront is Edgewater Beach – a favorite spot for scube diving, kayaking, beach strolling, crabbing, and catching an up-close view of ferries arriving and departing from the Mukilteo ferry terminal. Edgewater is the lesser-known beach, so it’s a good place to go to chill.

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4. Gulch exploration times 

Japanese Gulch is a series of verdant gashes rising up from the seaside. Four miles of trails take casual hikers, walkers, mountain bikers, and trail runners into a green and earthy trail system with peekaboo views of the Salish Sea. The gulch also features a large off-leash dog park. 

Visit Mukilteo's Parks, Trails & Beaches page for more information and interactive trails maps. 

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5. Classic PNW seafood dining FTW (for the win)

Ivar’s on the waterfront is quintessential seafood dining with a water view. How close is it to the sea? In 2022 a migratory grey whale surfaced right off the edge of the pier, delighting Ivar’s diners.

Ivar’s specializes in northwest salmon cooked right. They also offer chowders, and a variety of quality seafoods, making Ivar’s a go-to destination for folks looking to experience PNW flavor.

Note: The Ivar’s sit-down restaurant is next to, but different than their walk-up window. Use the walk-up windows for fish and chips or chowder to go.

📷: Jessica Wick

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Love to Muk around? Let us know! Use #seattlenorthcountry to share your seaside vibes with the world. 

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