• choose your adventure


    Find Your Own Bothell-and-Beyond Experience

    choose your adventure


    Find Your Own Bothell-and-Beyond Experience

Itineraries for Every Orbit


There’s so much to choose from: shops and boutiques, spirits and brews, restaurants and bars, parks and arts—Bothell is a growing destination for all of them. And who knows what’ll pop up next? Now combine that unique local mix with our central location and wealth of lodging options and you also have the ideal launch pad for an entire galaxy of Northwest adventures. Whether it’s wine tasting in Woodinville, sightseeing in Seattle, or climbing the Cascades, your fun, friendly mother ship awaits.

There is Life After the Mall. It's on Main Street.

Let’s face it, the sheer size and logistics of today’s shopping mall is enough to turn otherwise well-adjusted people into zombies. All of us are hungry for a smaller, easier, more human shopping experience, and Bothell’s shops, boutiques, and eateries are that and more. It’s small town atmosphere meets downtown diversity. This is just one itinerary to try on for size, but browsing around town will reveal so many other uncommon delights—and discovering them is half the fun. Enjoy!

Girlfriend Overnighter

Get away for an overnight with the girls in Bothell and then finish up with a day of wine tasting in Woodinville.

Start out with high tea at Village Eatery and Tea Company and then indulge in a relaxing spa treatment. What’s your pleasure? Massage, facial, manicure or pedicure are all available at Amai Day Spa. Be sure to explore Country Village where you can find antiques, home décor, clothing and unique gift ideas at their variety of locally-owned shops. Before turning in for the night, enjoy a fantastic meal at Russell's, where locally-sourced ingredients are the highlight of award-winning Northwest cuisine. Click HERE for information on hotel packages, which include a discount at Russell's plus complimentary tastings at some of the best wineries in Woodinville.

Looking for more things to do during your Bothell adventure? Click HERE for our events calendar!

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A Day in the Life of a Bothell Resident

Meet Eric Shaffer, Bothell resident, beer aficionado and owner of Bothell's The Hop and Hound planned out his ideal day in Bothell, including visits to some of his favorite restaurants, shops and breweries.

You Better Shop Around...

Bothell is a great spot to start a day of shopping, with so many great regional shopping areas and malls just a hop, skip and a jump away. Fuel up at Social Grounds Coffee & Tea before setting out north to Marysville and the Seattle Premium Outlets. Here you'll find more than 130 name-brand stores, perfect for updating your wardrobe! Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, just a short drive from Bothell, is also a great place for shopping, dining, and much needed breather for a first-run movie at the theater complex. Looking for a more upscale, designer shopping experience? Neighboring Bellevue is home to the Bellevue Collection, where you'll find Nieman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., and many other high-end shops and boutiques. On your return to Bothell, be sure to stop in at Beardslee Public House for much needed refreshment after your busy day!

Northwest Main Street Art Walk

Start your day with breakfast at Alexa’s Café or scones at Hillcrest Bakery. Be sure to drop in to TSUGA Fine Art and Framing in downtown Bothell and then head towards Puget Sound and the delightful town of Edmonds. Here you'll find more galleries and shops, followed by a ferry ride with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountain Range to Bainbridge Island’s renowned Art Museum. After your return to Bothell, enjoy dinner and catch a live music performance at McMenamins Anderson School.


Brew Hop Hop

Into craft beers? Make Bothell your weekend craft beer destination! Let the brewmaster introduce you to a few beers and trade some brew stories as you experience Bothell's brewing culture.

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Day of Distilleries

Visit one of the talented craft distilleries in Woodinville featuring whiskey, gin, vodka – even Grappa and Absinthe. In 2007, laws allowed for distilleries to operate, and then in 2010 regulations allowed distillers to also sell their product – in turn, opening the door for these tasting rooms to thrive!


Favorite Woodinville Wine Tasting Rooms

Follow Wine Enthusiast's lead: they have proclaimed Washington’s wines are high-quality wines with value prices. Wines from the wineries listed are praised for their rarity and impeccable taste – but are just the tip of the iceberg of Washington wines! Get out and see for yourself how Washington wines have all the quality but remain reasonably priced.

Day Hike to Bridal Veil Falls -- Kid and Dog Friendly!

After a night at one of our local Bothell hotels, enjoy breakfast before hitting the road!

Pack a picnic by stopping by Practical Sparrow Cafe in Country Village for sandwiches and snacks to enjoy along the way.

Click here for directions to the falls from your hotel.

End the day with indoor swimming (open to the public), dinner, and maybe a movie if you’re not too tired at McMenamins Anderson School.

A Day in the Life: UW Bothell Student Joren Clowers

Joren just completed two undergraduate degrees and a minor from UW Bothell with a focus on law, economics, and public policy. He begins a one-year intensive graduate program in the fall.

A Day to Explore Seattle

Start you day with a coffee to go from Social Grounds in Bothell's new downtown core. Then hop on Sound Transit's direct line to downtown Seattle. Once downtown, it's an easy Uber or Lyft ride to Seattle's outdoor Sculpture Garden as well as Seattle Center, home to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Then take an exhilarating ride on the Space Needle's elevator and take in the 360-degree views of Seattle and Puget Sound while enjoying lunch. Hop on Sound Transit for your trip back to Bothell; finish up your day with a relaxing dinner at Amaro Bistro before turning in for the night at one of our nine reasonably priced hotels. Looking for other ideas or fun things to do in Seattle. Check out http://www.visitseattle.org/things-to-do/