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Places to Visit in North Seattle During the Summer

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How are you spending your summer in Seattle? Any fun plans? Evergreen Beauty College has five locations in the State of Washington with four of them being in North Seattle (Everett, Renton, Shoreline, and Mount Vernon). There are many exciting reasons to choose Evergreen Beauty College. One of the reasons is the adventures that can come with it. When you’re not working hard in beauty school, there are some pretty amazing places to see and explore. We’ve picked our top places for you to get out and have some fun this summer!

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

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Known for its L-shaped beach, Richmond Beach Saltwater Park contains 40 acres of land with trails, picnic shelters, and beautiful views of the water and the Olympic Mountains. Located in the city of Shoreline, Washington, this park is definitely a great place to get a work out in with its trails and the steep slope from the parking lot to the beach. There are around 200 steps along with workout places to stop at on your way down. Once you get down to the beach, you can relax on the sand or sit on some driftwood to take in all the views – maybe even see some seals or sea lions playing around. Get closer to the water during low tide and look for sea cucumbers, brittle stars, sea slugs, and crabs, all of which call this beach home. Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is also known for being part of the Whale Trail and in the winter months, you might be able to spot an orca or two!

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

This beautiful four-acre public garden, also located in Shoreline, is a great place to learn about native plants that are found in the Pacific Northwest, as well as rare species collected from the West coast and around the world. With around 2,000 different species in this botanical garden, you’ll want to soak up all the knowledge you can!. Kruckeberg Botanic Garden also has numerous events, classes, and guided tours throughout the year. Visit their website, where you can find the activity that’s best for you and your plans!

Ballinger Lake Park

Previously a 9-hole golf course, this 55-acre park in Mountlake Terrace, Washington has been converted into a place of natural exploration, discovery, and contemplation. At Ballinger Lake Park, you get a varied experience. With a creek, some ponds, a picnic area, and a lake, you can explore and relax in nature. If you’re looking for something more urban, don’t worry because Ballinger Lake Park also includes an athletic field, a splash pad, a boat ramp, and a clubhouse. Whatever your needs are, this fun yet peaceful park has something for everyone! Don’t miss out on this place while you’re in North Seattle!

Boeing Future of Flight Museum

Explore the exhibits of the Aviation Center Gallery or take a 90-minute tour of the Boeing plant at the Future of Flight Museum, located 25 minutes north of Seattle in a city called Mukilteo. During the tour, once you reach the assembly line, you can watch the airplanes being put together right before your eyes! Keep in mind that it can be noisy and active depending on the day and time. Tickets sell out quickly so make sure you buy them before arriving at the museum.

Jetty Island

This two-mile-long by half-mile-wide man-made island off the Port of Everett is known for being a family-friendly spot with its wide, warm, and shallow water and sandy beaches (both rare in the Pacific Northwest). Due to its wind, kiteboarding is growing in popularity on Jetty Island, so you might see some kiteboarders while you’re there! Also known for its natural beauty, there is no electricity or plumbing on the beach except a seasonal floating restroom off its shores, along with several tours where you can learn about the local ecosystem. To get to the island, a free ferry transports visitors about every half-hour across the Snohomish River Channel. The last boat off the island is usually around 5:30 pm so don’t get stuck without a ride back after your fun-filled day at the beach!

Marina Beach Park

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Also known as the Whale Trail, the Marina Beach Park located in the city of Edmonds is a beautiful beach for spotting orcas in the winter months. During summer months, you might see some seals or otters playing on the beach. Other fun activities at the park includes picnic areas to eat while taking in the scenery, volleyball, a playground area for children, the marina, and an off-leash dog area. Whether you come with friends, family or by yourself, you will definitely find something to do! The park is a lot of fun but it can also be a peaceful place. Many people come to sit on driftwood found on the shoreline and take in the amazing views or meditate. Marina Beach Park is a very popular spot, so if you want to avoid not finding a parking spot, get there early!

Visit Us in Seattle

If you’ve never been to Seattle, here’s your chance! Evergreen Beauty College is located in a beautiful state with so many opportunities to explore. Want to see for yourself? Schedule a tour to come visit and see if Evergreen is the right beauty school for you! Contact us for more information on how to get your spot and enjoy beauty school during a fun summer in North Seattle.

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