Mukilteo is a picturesque coastal city in Snohomish County, Washington on Puget Sound, about 25 miles from Seattle.
What was once a small fishing village overlooking scenic Puget Sound is today one of Seattle's affluent bedroom communities and a favorite weekend destination. The most popular attractions are the historic 1906 Mukilteo Lighthouse surrounded by Mukilteo State Park, The Future of Flight Aviation Center with the tour of the Boeing commercial jet assembly, and the Historic Flight Foundation museum with a collection of the most significant aircraft built between 1927 and 1957.
1. Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour
© Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour
The Future of Flight Aviation Center is located at the corner of Paine Field in Mulkiteo, Washington about 25 miles from Seattle. Visiting this fascinating aviation museum and education center is the starting point for the Boeing Tour. A tour takes visitors to a part of Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington where many models of Boeing planes are built. Visitors can view airplanes in different stages of construction as well as the main assembly building. The museum also includes Future of Flight Foundation, an organization that owns the museum's collection of aircraft. The museum features a 28,000-square-foot gallery with a range of exhibits and displays, a 240-seat theater, souvenir shops, and a café.
8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 800-464-1476
2. Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
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The Mukilteo Lighthouse Park was created in the 1950s on a filled tideland in order to provide easy access to the beautiful sandy public beach. It started its life as Washington State Park until 2003 when it was deeded to the city. The park’s main feature is the historic Mukilteo Light Station, which is available for touring and various events. The Mukilteo Light Station was built in 1906 and is one of the only few wooden lighthouses in the Pacific Northwest. The park around the lighthouse has open green space with picnic areas, fire pits, a boat launch, kids’ playgrounds, and the lovely sandy beach.
609 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-263-8180
3. Diamond Knot Brewery and Alehouse, Mukilteo, WA
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Diamond Knot Craft Brewing was established in 1994 by two Boeing employees. For the first four years they produced and distributed beer in the evenings after work, operating out of subleased space in a local alehouse. In 1999, they moved to a former bus garage and refurbished it. They kept many original elements including the main roll-up door, the thick wooden beams, and open plank ceiling, creating a rustic wharf-like atmosphere that fits perfectly with the nautical vibe of the waterfront where the brewery and alehouse are located. The brewery is said to produce some of the best beers in the region. Their flagship beer is the India Pale Ale. Diamond Knot is the first Mukilteo microbrewery. They have two locations where they serve their own as well as other regional beers and offer a full menu.
621 Front St, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-512-8080
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4. Mukilteo Chocolate Company
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Located on a tiny plaza in downtown Mukilteo, Mukilteo Chocolate Company produces superb European-style, homemade truffles, chocolates, and fudge. The charming little shop is filled with truffles of all kinds that look like tiny art pieces and taste even better. They have fudge of several flavors as well as home-made ice cream and imported candies. Everything is made by hand from the best quality ingredients in the traditional European style. The store has a couple of small bistro tables if you want to indulge in your ice cream right way while contemplating the display with truffles. Their treats make a wonderful gift for any occasion.
407 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-353-1183
5. Mukilteo Speedway Cafe
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Mulkiteo Speeedway Café is part of a small regional chain of popular home-style eateries decorated in a 1940s style and offering home-made fresh breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Their motto is that it is never too late for breakfast. Their pies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, and bran muffins are freshly baked every day in their bakery in the Crystal Creek Cafe. The bread for their hot and cold sandwiches is also made in house. The menu is not large, but includes everyone’s favorites such as delicious burgers, fish and chips, fresh salads, roast turkey, prime rib roast, and soups made from scratch daily.
11707 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-347-2000
6. John's Grill, Mukilteo, WA
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John's Grill is a family owned and run steakhouse opened in 2005 in Mukilteo's Old Town. Modern décor with bright red walls and beautiful large oil paintings on the walls create warm and inviting vibe. The menu is traditional American, with New York Steak starring, followed by Cajun-spiced grilled prawns in a lemon beurre blanc sauce, pork tenderloin medallion sautéed in vermouth, elephant garlic, capers and artichoke hearts, and pan-roasted garlic chicken. The owner and chef John Alden makes his own stocks and salad dressings. Their wine list offers wines from all over the world. There is also a full bar.
649 5th St #100, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-347-1068
7. Garlic Jim's Pizza, Mukilteo
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Located in the Chenault Beach Plaza, Garlic Jin’s Pizza is a regional counter-serve chain with an extensive menu of specialty pies, including gluten-free and regular specials. Most of their clients take advantage of their delivery service. The place has been around for 14 years. Their thin crust pizza dough is made of flour mixed with corn meal and garlic for texture, while their hand-thrown pizza crust has buttermilk and Parmesan cheese for exceptional taste. Garlic Jim’s signature pizza sauce comes fresh-packed from California. Garlic Jim’s uses fresh 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella. The best seller is the Gourmet Garlic Pizza with crispy thin crust loaded with basil pesto sauce, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, and feta cheese.
10924 Mukilteo Speedway D, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Phone: 425-493-8646
8. Things to Do Near Me: Ivar's Mukilteo Landing
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Ivar's Mukilteo Landing is located in historic Mukilteo, Washington just a short walk from the Whidbey Island ferry dock. Boasting great views of Possession Sound and the North Puget Sound from its scenic dining room, the restaurant serves expertly prepared seafood specialties of the Pacific Northwest, along with a wide array of Ivar’s famous original recipes responsible for making the eatery a well known dining establishment since the year 1938. Ivar's Mukilteo Landing also offers a take-out service from its outdoor Fish Bar, waterfront outdoor deck dining during summer months, and the Boathouse II Lounge featuring a lively bar.
710 Front St B, Mukilteo, WA 98275, 425-742-6180
9. Things to Do in Mukilteo, WA: Harbour Pointe Golf Club
Harbour Pointe Golf Club offers a varied and challenging golf experience for both visitors and locals alike in Mukilteo, Washington, providing two distinct and unique nines. The championship course only around thirty miles from bustling Seattle consistently receives praise for the level of challenge offered by the course, especially for the back tees, and the conditions of the course. Harbour Pointe Golf Club also features The Pointe Restaurant, which serves delicious meals for guests to enjoy before after their round of golf, or just simply for an every dining experience. The menu includes wraps, sandwiches, salads, and gourmet burgers. More day trips from Seattle
11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275, 425-355-6060
10. Things to Do in Mukilteo, WA: Traxx Indoor Raceway
Traxx Indoor Raceway offers karts specially designed for kids ages six to ten and fast indoor go-karts available for kids age eleven and up, as well as adults. The Kids Karts can be driven on the Big Track for younger children. Kids ages eleven to fifteen are able to drive on the adult go-kart track after they pass the Permit Course. The Course consists of individual track instruction, braking, steering, course strategy, and course layout. The Traxx Indoor Raceway course ends with a timed race session. The thrilling facility also features Turbo Toilet Racers, a climbing wall, and a velcro wall.
4329 Chennault Beach Rd, Mukilteo, WA 98275, 425-493-8729
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