27 OF THE BEST NS EVERETT THINGS TO DO
By Tracy Fuga
IntroductionWelcome to Naval Station Everett! As you get settled into your new home, you’re probably looking for some ideas of NS Everett things to do on and near base. You’re in luck! The installation is about 25 miles from Seattle, and it is found in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Those stationed here will have no shortage of fun things to do. While many know the area for its abundant rainfall, there’s also an amazing music and art scene and tons of outdoor activities to fill your downtime. Here’s a list of 27 of the best NS Everett things to do while living on or near Naval Station Everett. Know what activity you’re looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to what you want: (1-9) Outdoor Recreation (10) Golfing (11-12) Gyms (13-20) Nearby Attractions (21-25) Museums (26-27) Movie Theaters
Suggested read:Naval Station Everett: In-Depth Welcome Center
27 of the Best NS Everett Things To Do
NS Everett Outdoor Recreation
1. Everett Community Recreation OfficeThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3167 The Naval Station Everett Community Recreation Office has an activity that is perfect for anyone. When it comes to NS Everett things to do, the Community Recreation Office has you covered. Let the experienced, knowledgeable staff take you on your next adventure or equip you with everything you need to head out for camping near Everett, WA. Community Recreation offers trips and tours, classes and activities, tickets, special events, outdoor equipment rentals, and more.
2. Sailor’s Choice MarinaThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3449 The Sailor’s Choice Marina is a private mooring facility boasting a variety of services for all authorized DOD boating enthusiasts. Located in the inner harbor, this Everett Marina offers year-round moorage and can moor various-sized vessels. The marina’s perks include power (available for a fee), water supplied to slips, a pump-out station, 24-hour security, and more.
3. Lighthouse Park609 Front St. Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: 1 (425) 263-8180 Between Edmonds and Everett, Washington, you will find the city of Mukilteo. The historic Mukilteo Lighthouse Park was constructed in the 1950s to provide visitors with access to the nearby public beach. The park is also where you’ll find the Mukilteo Light Station. The station is open for tours and special events. To find out more about the park and the lighthouse, visit the Mukilteo Historical Society.
4. Dugualla State Park799 E. Sleeper Road Oak Harbor, WA 98278 In 1992, Washington State Parks saved the 586-acre Dugualla State Park from being logged. Lucky for us, the park lives on and offers visitors six trails that connect to form a fun network that goes along the shore and into the wetlands. Be aware that there are some elevation changes for those who may or may not want a more challenging hike.
5. Deception Pass State Park41229 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (888) 226-7688 You’d be remiss to miss out on visiting Deception Pass State Park. It is deemed one of Washington’s most-visited state parks, and for good reason. In the park, you’ll come across mysterious coves, cliffs, places to view amazing sunsets, and a high bridge that isn’t for the faint of heart. The area is also sought out by birdwatchers who flock to the area to fill their field guides with notes about loons, sea ducks, and the rare bald eagle.
6. Rocky Point Recreation AreaWest Beach and Cowpens Road Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-2432 Rocky Point Recreation Area is right next to the Gallery Golf Course and is within walking distance from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Rocky Point beach. Facilities in the recreation area include BBW grills, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, playgrounds, and more.
7. Jim Creek Recreation Center21027 Jim Creek Rd. Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: 1 (425) 304-5315 The Jim Creek Recreation Center offers a variety of outdoor recreation for active duty, reservists, retired military personnel, DOD civilian personnel, and their sponsored guests. Take advantage of the opportunity for tent and RV camping, fishing, boating, hiking, disc golf, biking, and team-building programs through the recreation center. Cabin rentals are also available, including deluxe cabins and RV trailers. Call for details.
8. Melmont Ghost Town Hike23689 Mowich Lake Road Carbonado, WA 98323 The Melmont Ghost Town Hike takes visitors to the remains of an old coal-mining town. The hike to the ghost town is a fairly easy one, though it can be muddy year-round because it’s also traversed by ATVs. It’s best to visit the area before the vegetation grows out and obscures any of the remaining artifacts.
9. Mount ShuksanNorth Cascades - Mount Baker Area
Phone: 1 (800) 464-1476 Mount Shuksan, Washington, is an immense and aesthetically magnificent mountain, arguably the most iconic in the North Cascades National Park, Washington. It stands as one of the finest mountaineering objectives in the range, requiring a variety of alpine climbing techniques to reach its airy summit. It is a huge, sprawling mass of pinnacles, ridges, and glaciers, creating some of the most challenging hiking outside of Everett, WA.
Golf Courses in Everett, WA
10. Gallery Golf Course3065 N. Cowpens Road Oak Harbor, WA 98278
Phone: 1 (360) 257-2178 The Gallery Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole course with tree-lined fairways, rolling hills, and stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver. The course is open to the public and offers lessons, clinics, a grass driving range, rental carts, and a full-service pro shop. Call or go online for tee times and expedited check-ins.
NS Everett Gym
11. Seismos Fitness CenterThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3336 The Seismos Fitness Center’s 7,000-square-foot building boasts a basketball court with bleachers, two racquetball courts, a multi-purpose fitness classroom, dry saunas, and more. It has basically everything you need to get or stay in the best possible shape. Call the center for more information and hours.
12. Tsunami PoolThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3388 The Tsunami Pool features eight 25-yard lanes ranging from 4 feet to 10 feet in depth and an over 13-foot training well with a platform for Command training. The salt water purification system at the pool leaves swimmers with a less harsh feeling on the skin.
13. Everett Performing Arts Center2710 Wetmore Ave. Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 1 (425) 257-8600 The Everett Performing Arts Center has been hailed as one of the leading producers of musical theater in the Pacific Northwest since 1979. It offers a 500-plus-seat auditorium as well as a multi-purpose community room and spacious lobby, making it ideal for a range of activities.
14. Everett AquaSoxEverett Memorial Stadium 3802 Broadway Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 1 (425) 258-3673 Take me out to the ballgame at Everett Memorial Stadium and enjoy the Everett AquaSox, a minor league baseball team! The team started playing in 1984 as the Everett Giants, an affiliate of 8-time World Series winner San Francisco Giants.
15. Evergreen ArboretumAmerican Legion Park 145 Alverson Blvd. Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 1 (425) 257-8597 Since 1963, this “treasure” of Snohomish County has delighted visitors. The Evergreen Arboretum is educational and free, with 11 themed gardens. Volunteer curators are on standby to delight with facts about the Urban Tree Walk, Northwest Native Plant Trail, Japanese Maple Grove, Horizontal Rock Garden, and more.
Naval Station Everett
16. The Commons2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3167 The Commons is a state-of-the-art, 63,000-square-foot building housing a fitness center and pool, food court, Vibes Liberty Lounge with movie lounge, gaming room, music sound room, Cyber Cafe, Community Recreation Office, consolidated club and banquet/ballroom, and banking services all rolled into one complex.
17. Naval Station Everett Community Recreation TicketsThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3167 NS Everett’s Community Recreation Office (previously known as Information, Tickets & Tours or the NS Everett ITT Office) is where you head when you’re in the market for discount tickets. The office has a wide variety of attractions it offers, including major amusement parks and attractions in California and Florida, city passes, and movie tickets, as well as travel discounts and information for hotels, rental cars, flights, and cruises.
18. Naval Station Everett Trips and ToursThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3575 Everett Trips and Tours helps authorized military personnel, their family members, retirees, and DOD civilian personnel plan hikes, visits to limited-time events, experience ski and birdwatching adventures, and more.
19. Vibes Liberty CenterThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3580 Vibes Liberty Center offers active duty single service members a place to kick back and relax. Visitors can enjoy four flat-screen televisions, PS3, PS4, XboxOne, Xbox 360, and Wii gaming stations. You’ll also have access to ping-pong, foosball, billiards tables, computers with video conference capabilities, and a music sound booth.
20. Woodland Park Zoo5500 Phinney Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 1 (206) 548-2500 Founded in 1899, Woodland Park Zoo manages the largest live animal collection in Washington state. The zoo provides a home to 900 animals representing more than 250 species, including 46 endangered and 15 threatened or vulnerable animal species. The historic zoo is also helping to save animals through 35 wildlife conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Naval Station Everett Museums
21. Imagine Children’s Museum1502 Wall St. Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 1 (425) 258-1006 The Imagine Children’s Museum loves to promote the power of play through its variety of programs for children. The museum’s interactive exhibits and activities encourage kids up to age 12 and their families to learn life skills through role-play, experiments, and wonder. Check out the museum’s website for information on hours and admission.
22. Pacific Northwest Naval Air MuseumNAS Whidbey Island 270 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 1 (360) 240-9500 The Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum (formerly PBY Naval Air Museum) collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts and memorabilia related to Whidbey Island’s military history as well as the Navy-civilian community relationships that exist on Whidbey Island. View an actual gun turret from a PBY Catalina amphibious aircraft or fly simulators and discover what it’s like to wear military night goggles in the museum’s specially built room. You and your family won’t soon forget this experience.
23. Port Townsend Marine Science Center535 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 1 (360) 385-5582 The Port Townsend Marine Science Center was founded in 1982 and is entirely run by volunteers. The center and its museum are devoted to the understanding and conserving of the area’s precious marine and shoreline environment. Visit the interactive museum and its hands-on aquarium on the pier to enjoy touch tanks, view the tiniest creatures via microscopes, listen to off-shore whales with the hydrophone, and so much more.
24. Museum of Pop Culture325 Fifth Ave. N Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 1 (206) 770-2700 Grunge was born in the Pacific Northwest and is on display, with so much more, at the Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP (formerly known as the EMP Museum). The museum is teeming with exhibits and interactive stations, along with loads of educational opportunities. The 140,000-square-foot facility currently houses a visual history of hip-hop, a devoted section for Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, a focus on the art of Disney costumes, and a look at the thrill of horror films, among others.
25. Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour8415 Paine Field Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: 1 (800) 464-1476 Discover where aviation is headed at the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. The Gallery boasts over 150 current and future products from Boeing, and the exhibits dive into the power of innovation and research that goes into these products. The Sky Deck offers visitors the chance to experience a panoramic view of Paine Field, the Boeing Everett Factory, and the (usually) snow-capped North Cascades mountain range. The museum also includes a 240-seat theater, a cafe, and shops.
Naval Station Everett Movie Theater
26. Faultline FlicksThe Commons 2000 W. Marine View Drive Bldg. 1950 Naval Station Everett, WA 98207
Phone: 1 (425) 304-3680 Faultline Flicks, a 25-seat mini-theater, serves as the primary movie viewing location for active duty single service members and geographical bachelors. The theater offers over 200 Navy Motion Picture movies to choose from. Stop by Vibes Liberty Lounge to view a current list of movies and pick one to play.
27. Historic Everett Theatre2911 Colby Ave. Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 1 (425) 258-6766 Opened in 1901, this nonprofit performance space is a community gem. Everett residents saved the theatre from being destroyed by donating their time, money, and enthusiasm to ensure the city didn’t lose one of its most recognizable buildings. The 800-seat Historic Everett Theatre features ongoing offerings with the opportunity to rent out the space for private events or concerts.
ConclusionWhile rainy days await in the Pacific Northwest, there are always things to do — regardless of the weather! NS Everett things to do include activities that are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, music and craft beer lovers, fishermen, or foodies. Whatever your mood or hobby, there’s something for you to enjoy near your new home at Naval Station Everett. And if you run out of activities, check out the Everett Naval Base MWR website.
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