An Afternoon in Edmonds, WA


 Edmonds, WA is twenty three miles North of Seattle and is way worth a visit. 

My family and I visited Edmonds, another great Washington town that is definitely worth checking out. I'd visited once, years ago, and just for a second to see the marina and the boats. They have an adorable downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, and coffeeshops. It's very walkable too, since part of the streets are currently pedestrian only for summertime.

 The first thing we did was grab some coffee at Red Twig. This cafe/bakery is located on Main Street and has been open since 2004. I had an Iced Chai Latte with Oat Milk and a big cookie. The cookies had peanut butter, chocolate chips, pretzels, and Heath Bits. They were really thick and hearty cookies. They have a nice and spacious outdoor dining area with ample seating, and lots of tables inside.

 Then we walked around and checked out the scene. I noticed there were bright and colorful murals everywhere. They also had a nice setup at most of the restaurants with outdoor seating areas on the sidewalks. We walked about fifteen minutes from downtown to the beach. This beach is by the Edmonds Ferry Terminal, so it was a neat view of Puget Sound and the ferries. These ferries go to Kingston, WA on the Kitsap Peninsula. 

Then we walked back to the downtown area and went into a really neat lavender store called Pelindaba Lavender. Opened since 2017, their shop is filled with local, organic, and handcrafted lavender products. Their lavender products are all from their farm in the San Juan Islands. I purchased some lotion and a Milk Chocolate Lavender Bar. We also happened to walk by Rick Steves Europe Travel Center. This is where you can purchase guidebooks, luggage, and travel merch. It was fun to see this building since I'm a fan of his tv show and his travel books. 

Then my sons played at one of the many playgrounds in Edmonds before we drove back to Seattle. I really enjoyed this small and personable town on the water. I also liked how many local businesses there were to support in the artsy and fun town. 

Red Twig Bakery and Cafe 

117 5th Ave. S, Edmonds, WA 

(425) 771-1200

Pelindaba Lavender 

102 1/2 5th Ave. N. Edmonds, WA 

(425) 744-0140


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