Summer isn’t just about camping, hiking, and getting out on the water in Snohomish County. It is also about getting out, walking city streets, and shopping local (if you can find parking that is). Snohomish County is packed with spots to do just that. Here is a breakdown the top five spots to go and what my fave places shop, eat, and drink are for each.

# 1 Downtown Snohomish

No Snohomish County city packs more local businesses, restaurants, and more into such a small area than Historic Downtown Snohomish. That is probably why you can never find a parking spot there, at least not without having to go around its blocks a few times.

While the number of businesses more than earns the #1 spot on its own, there is more to it than that. The types of shops you will find are an eclectic set, ranging from new and trendy to vintage, antique, and locally made The best part, there are lots of places to stop and get something to eat and drink between shops.

Shop

Antique Station
Artisans Mercantile
The Chic Boatique
Lather & Salt
Maple & Moss
My Eclectic Home

Eat

First & Union Kitchen
Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse
Jake’s on 2nd
Roger’s Riverview Bistro
Snohomish Pie Company

Drink

Kasia Winery
Looking Glass Coffee
Proper Joe Coffeehouse
Randolph Cellars
Skip Rock Distillers
Spada Farmhouse Brewery

# 2 Bothell – Country Village & Dtwn

No Snohomish County city packs more local businesses, restaurants, and more into such a small area than Historic Downtown Snohomish. That is probably why you can never find a parking spot there, at least not without having to go around its blocks a few times.

While the number of businesses more than earns the #1 spot on its own, there is more to it than that. The types of shops you will find are an eclectic set, ranging from new and trendy to vintage, antique, and locally made The best part, there are lots of places to stop and get something to eat and drink between shops.

Shop

Cranberry Cottage
Home Inspirations
O’Malley & Potter
Scout 829
The Vintage Company No. 7

Eat

Alexa’s Cafe & Catering
Amaro Bistro
The Bine
The Cottage
Ranch Drive-In
Vivendo Restaurant

Drink

Kasia Winery
Looking Glass Coffee
Proper Joe Coffeehouse
Randolph Cellars
Skip Rock Distillers
Spada Farmhouse Brewery

# 3 Downtown Arlington

 

Shop

Arlington Hardware
Arlington Pickers
Gooder n’ Chicken
Perfectly Knotty
Reclaimed Heart
Sassafras Antiques

Eat/Drink

Fountain Drive-In
Nutty’s Junkyard Grill
Rocket Alley
The Stilly Diner
GloryBucha
Bad Dog Distillery
Skookum Brewery

# 4 Downtown Stanwood

 

Shop

Cedar & Pine
Fiddleheads Market
Gather Market
Ladders Clothing & Company
Urban Trends Boutique

Eat/Drink

Cookie Mill
Polska Kuchnia
Spartan Drive-In
Stanwood Cupcakes
Tea With Your Dragon

# 5 Downtown Monroe

 

Shop

Black Barrel Vintage Co
Camp 1923
Heavenly Soap
Junk In the Ol’ Trunk
M&M Antiques
Vintage & Rust

Eat/Drink

Adam’s Northwest Bistro & Brewery
Original Pilot House Coffees
Sharinabean’s On Main

While you are out exploring, don’t forget that the rest of Snohomish County’s cities have a lot to offer when it comes to local options as well. The Mill Creek Town Center is an awesome place to sit down to delicious eats and downtown Everett is full of coffee shops to quench your need for caffeine. If you are up for a bit of adventure with your local shopping, then Granite Falls, including a stop at Rustic Redemption and Hanky Pies, or Darrington, including stops at Clear Creek Candle, Mtn Loop Books & Coffee, and Burger Barn, should be in your future.

So many places to shop, eat, and drink, so little summer to visit them. Get busy!

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