This town, founded in the late 1800s, thrived on milling in its early years, but has since given way to an endearing, waterfront community that embraces art and the serene outdoors. These are some of our favorite places to visit when stopping in.
Bring Your Favorite Canine
Truly, nothing beats watching your beloved four-legged pet run wild on an open beach. So often, beaches require dogs to be on a leash at all times, but there’s a patch of land next to Marina Beach Park that’s just for pups — the Off Leash Area Edmonds. Bring a towel for those muddy paws, and let them play to their heart’s content. 498 Admiral Way
A ThrowBack to Your Younger Years
Throwing darts at a dive bar with a pint in your hand feels so quintessential. MVP’s in Edmonds reminds us of our college days, especially with its beer pong table, pinball machines, video games, and giant Jenga. Every meal comes with bottomless fries; we’re partial to the fish and chips. 22921 Highway 99
Brew Your Own Beer
What’s better than a brewery tour? The opportunity to concoct your own brewmaster creation at Gallagher’s Where U Brew. Staff members supply you with all the ingredients and walk you through the process, and in two weeks, you return to bottle your beer. All said and done, you’ll walk away with a full batch (135, 12-oz bottles) or a half batch (66, 12-oz bottles). We recommend calling ahead to make a reservation. 180 West St.
Tour the Epicurean Globe
Caravan Kebab is a Mediterranean, Indian, and European restaurant with a stunning menu that highlights local produce. The chef is originally from Pakistan, and he traveled all over the Eastern hemisphere learning his craft, which has resulted in a multicultural cuisine experience right here in Edmonds. Better yet, there are vegetarian, gluten-free, and low-carb options. Try any of the house-made breads — so good! 9711 Firdale Ave.
Enjoy the Artist Community
Every third Thursday of the month from 5–8 p.m. is the downtown Edmonds art walk. The experience is a little different each time, but includes a range of mixed mediums, including fine art, music, performance, and culinary art. Get all the details at artwalkedmonds.com.