Sister Cities By The Sea Preview
Stanwood – Camano, Wa
The far corners of Snohomish County are by far my favorite, and the North Western corner is no exception. It is home to the sister cities of Stanwood and Camano Island. Now, I know what you are thinking, Camano is part of Island, not Snohomish, County. What you may not realize though, is that the two often go hand in hand. They often join forces for events, markets, tourism promotion, and more. Not to mention the fact that you would miss out on some awesome adventures and recreation if we were to exclude the Island from our features – zip lining, beaches, and hiking oh my!
Don’t get me wrong though, there is lots to see and do in Stanwood as well. It is home to an amazing array of locally owned businesses and restaurants, some within walking distance of each other and some a bit more spread out. The city is one of the best to shop clothing boutiques and also indulge your sweet tooth. I might be a bit biased on that last part, since my favorite cookies and cupcakes can be found there (you will have to read on to find out where).
Whether you choose to visit one or both cities, definitely make a day trip out of it. Combine some local shopping, eating, and drinking, then add in a bit of recreation or time to take in some amazing views and sunsets from the shores of Camano’s state parks. It will be a day to remember for sure.
Need some ideas on what to see and do, not to worry, I’ve got you covered with over 25 shop, eat, drink, and play options. Find them and lots more photos by accessing the full feature HERE. Available exclusively to subscribers and pass holders. See details below.
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COVER PHOTO: Bonehoeffer Botanical Gardens
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