"Waterfront communities to the north — now dubbed Seattle NorthCountry — are only minutes away but can feel like another world altogether. Start your tour in the picturesque town of Edmonds, full of seaside charm and arts-centric shopping. Try adventurous activities (highlining, rock-climbing), then spend the night seaside or at one of our area’s largest casinos. Wrap up your adventure in Everett, home to both one world-renowned attraction and retro activities. [...]
Nearby Brackett’s Landing is designated a marine sanctuary, as are all of Edmonds’s public waterfront parks. The marine sanctuary’s paths and picnic areas present lovely views of the Olympic Mountains and Kingston-bound ferries."
A diver takes underwater camera gear into the underwater park at Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds. (Getty Images)