If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw that I recently started working as a Marketing & Communications Coordinator for the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. Try saying that ten times fast! If you’re wondering where the heck Snohomish County is, here’s a little geography lesson. Seattle, home of Starbucks and the Space Needle, is in King County. King County extends one city past Seattle to the north (to Shoreline, where we live now), and just beyond that is Snohomish County. More than half of the Snohomish County lies in the wilderness of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, but we do have some pretty cool cities too, and a little place you may have heard of–Boeing anyone?
Anyway, as part of my training, the tourism bureau sent me on tours all over the county for my first couple of weeks, and I got to see all the awesome things in the area. Here’s the thing about me and nearly every other Seattleite–we are surprisingly immobile. Seattleites are notorious for not often leaving the city limits, and I was no different. In two weeks I saw more outside of Seattle than I managed to see in nine years! So here’s where things get blurry. I wanted to share all the awesome stuff I saw and did on here, but please know, this blog is not advertising for the tourism bureau, nor is writing about my experiences on here part of my job. For the next few weeks I’ll be sharing things around Snohomish County, because that’s the extent of my traveling these days. Plus, they make great little day trips from Seattle! So I’ll start off with the first place I visited, which I had somehow only visited once before in nine years…the adorable downtown area of Edmonds, WA.
Edmonds is a little art-centric community on the Puget Sound. It is full of cute boutiques, local cafes and restaurants, public art and beautiful beaches. The Edmonds-Kingston Ferry terminal is here, and so is the home of Rick Steve’s Europe Through the Back Door. There’s a scuba diving park, a quaint little history museum and a handful of historic buildings. It is truly the definition of quaint! I tried really hard to find a place to live here, because who wouldn’t want to wake up to this view??
Unfortunately, beachfront living is expensive, even in Edmonds, and therefore it tends to be home to a lot of retirees. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite shots of what is quickly becoming my new favorite place in the Seattle-area!
If you’ve been to the Seattle-area, have you ever been to downtown Edmonds?