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Traveling to Seattle? Stay an Extra Night for These Experiences

In Seattle NorthCounty on business? Stick around and squeeze in a memorable regional experience.

What’s more PNW than enjoying fresh seafood? Well, how about catching it yourself? Even in the winter months, it’s very possible. If you have your own gear, get a license and head to a public fishing pier. If you’d rather go with a pro, companies like All Star Fishing Charters have the expertise and equipment. A four or six hour excursion can yield a feast of Dungeness crab. (They’ll clean them for you, too.) Call ahead to check availability.

All Star Fishing Charter, Everett, (425) 252-4188 https://allstarfishing.com

Shop for luxury goods at the Alderwood Mall.

Is trying your luck at the slots more your style? Enjoy the warm hospitality at Tulalip Resort Casino, a AAA Four Diamond destination, with gaming options galore, plus award-winning onsite dining, spa, and outlet shopping right next door. Take time to admire the 24-foot story pole, the work of Tulalip artist James Madison, in the hotel lobby.

Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip, WA 98271 (888) 272-1111

One more suggestion: a build-your-own adventure with a scenic drive including as many or as few stops as you like. Even locals who are used to seeing mountains every day rave about the jaw-dropping beauty of the Mountain Loop Scenic Drive, through Washington’s Cascades. Along the way, you can check out the fish ladder in Granite Falls, hike the 9-mile Boulder River Trail, or stretch your legs on the short walk to view Triple Creek Falls. Be sure to check conditions before you go.

Flyfishing on the Stillaguamish River.

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