5 Best Things to Do in Edmonds, Washington
Edmonds is a small town located just north of Seattle. It’s known for its beautiful waterfront and lovely views of Mount Rainier, but there’s more than just scenery to be found in this little town. Here are five of the best things to do when you visit:
Go To The Beach
Edmonds is home to two beaches: 1) Bayside Park and 2) Sunset Beach Park. Both have parking lots, bathrooms and picnic tables, but Sunset Beach Park also has a playground and a dog park. Both are great places to spend some time enjoying the sunshine while watching boats sail by on Puget Sound.
Take A Walk Along The Waterfront
One of the best ways to see Edmonds is on foot or bike along its waterfront path. This pathway runs along both sides of Puget Sound and offers stunning views of Mount Rainier as well as boats sailing by on their way from Seattle to Vancouver Island or Alaska (or vice versa). There are also several parks along the way.
Shop at Local Boutique Stores
Edmonds is known for its unique boutique stores.
At Bench and Board
, the newest store on the downtown block, you can get “a nice variety of gifts” for the home, from hand-made wooden boards, utensils, and pottery, to seasonal candles, candy, and popcorn — great host/hostess gifts — as well as fresh, evergreen holiday wreaths, according to owner Jill Hall.
Teri’s Toybox is an Edmonds institution and a shoe-in for Christmas. Children of all ages will adore what’s in store: cute little starter kits for the budding bird watcher, Seahawks fan, and Pokémon collector… Unicorn Snot glitter gel and lip gloss, sequined flip kitty bank, and giant food plushies.
Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs is a health food store that offers many unique products that are organic and eco-friendly. Just to new a few of their top categories.
Stress and anxiety
Sleep and recovery
Skin and hair
Allergy and sinus
Bath & beauty
Owner Justin is super friendly and well-versed in health foods and supplements.
Restaurants and Dining at Edmonds
Edmonds dining is all-inclusive, and pretty special. There is literally something for everyone, whether rolling solo or hanging out with your peeps, vegan or carnivore, on a diet or splurging.
There aren’t many kids (young or old) who don’t love a plate of sticky rice and that sweet and saucy teriyaki chicken. Toshi’s Teriyaki on Main has got that and more. Their diverse menu not only serves up the tried and true teriyaki that locals love, but the little grill in this two-table joint whips up Chinese dishes like Mongolian Beef and General Tso’s Chicken, along with Thai delights of Pad Thai and Curry.
You can see Claire’s Pantry on 301 Main Street as soon as you arrive in downtown Edmonds. It’s like this big, welcoming diner straight out of the ‘60s. Breakfasts mean omelets, biscuits 'n gravy, chicken-fried steak, waffles, and blueberry pancakes. Lunch and dinner are all about burgers, sandwiches, and classic diner food, like hamburger steak, spaghetti, Monte Cristo, and chicken strips and fries. Don’t forget the milk shake and Oreo cheesecake.
Scott’s Bar & Grill on 8115 Lake Ballinger Way may sound like adulting, but the kids menu is a huge draw for families. Meals (cheeseburger, fish & chips, grilled cheese sandwich, chicken tenderloins, Fettuccine Alfredo, grilled Columbia River steelhead) come with house bread, beverage, orange slices, French fries, mashed potatoes or vegetables, and “the world’s smallest chocolate sundae.” Their new family meal deals are available for pick-up, too. The main, takeout menu has a lot of interesting selections that you might not ordinarily find at a typical bar & grill: Broadway pea salad, almond-crusted sea scallops, filet mignon, char-grilled, herb-crusted, roasted prime rib, yeah.