The Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound provide the perfect backdrop for the waterfront restaurants, bird watching, bistros, beaches, and public art of Edmonds. Located 15 miles north of Seattle, this picturesque city displays the best of small-town Americana. Take a stroll downtown and browse the shops offering everything from best-seller books to the latest in clothing styles. Experience a sumptuous meal with eateries serving cuisine from all over the world. Displaying the area’s proud past is the Edmonds Historical Museum, housed in a former Carnegie library, which is well worth a visit.
A trip to Edmonds is not complete without a stroll along its breathtaking waterfront. Visit one of four beachfront parks including the 27-acre Underwater Diving Park, all within walking distance of downtown. Board a Washington State Ferry to Kingston, a gateway to Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula. Or simply sit and watch the boats come and go out of the bustling Edmonds Marina, Celebrated as an arts community.
Edmonds also provides a wealth of cultural events throughout the year. See a rousing performance at Edmonds Center for the Arts, which serves as home to a local symphony, ballet and chorus. Attend one of the colorful festivals including the Taste of Edmonds, the Waterfront Festival and Jazz Connection. And don’t miss their overwhelmingly popular Outdoor Market featuring local farmers and talented area artisans.
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