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What We’re Thankful for in Bothell

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we can’t help but reflect on what we’re thankful for in Bothell. Read on to discover what makes Bothell so special.

We’re only 30 minutes from Seattle.

It’s easy to take a one-tank trip out of bustling Seattle and discover all of the charms of our quaint town.

You can enjoy cuisines from around the world without leaving the country.

Our food scene is impressive, with cuisines that span the globe. Discover good eats from Vietnam, India, Brazil, Mexico, and more.

We’re right next to Woodinville Wine Country.

We’re just a stone’s throw away from Woodinville Wine Country, making one of Washington’s premier wine destinations one of our favorite neighbors. 

Insider tip: Book a one- or two-night stay at a Bothell hotel participating through our Sip & Stay program and receive up to two Woodinville Wine Country passports to use for complimentary tastings. Book today.

You can take art lessons in Bothell, then frame your final pieces.

It’s easy to take home the perfect souvenir: Attend an art class from MAKE Apothecary and have your masterpiece framed at Tsuga Fine Art & Framing.

You can support local makers.

Bothell is home to a variety of makers, all with handmade wares. You can support local businesses at boutiques like Cranberry Cottage, especially when shopping during the holidays.

You can discover your next favorite board game while chowing down on delicious finger food.

Only in Bothell can you browse an extensive game library, beat your friends in a round of Settlers of Catan, and nosh on inventive snacks all in one fun place: Zulu’s Board Game Cafe.

Insider tip: The Bothell CARES package features exclusive discounts to some of Bothell’s local businesses, including Cranberry Cottage, Zulu’s Board Game Cafe, and Tsuga Fine Art & Framing. Sign up and instantly receive these offers on your phone.

You can witness a murder of crows from October to March.

The natural phenomenon occurs when almost 16,000 crows roost in the wetlands of the University of Washington - Bothell during the fall, winter, and spring.

You can admire fall foliage at its peak.

Leaf-peepers rejoice! Bothell is breathtaking at peak fall foliage season.

It’s easy to plan a weekend getaway here.

Whether spontaneous or meticulously scheduled, a 72-hour trip to Bothell can be a breeze.

We’re close to some of the best national parks in Washington.

Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, and North Cascades National Park are all an easy drive from Bothell.

You can drink the best craft brews of the Pacific Northwest.

Owned by craft brew experts that are passionate about their work, each Bothell brewery has its own style, giving you all the more reason to try all of their creations.

Insider tip: Sign up for our Beers & Gears free mobile pass and receive discounts to some of Bothell’s breweries, straight to your phone.

You can explore trails along the Sammamish River, no matter your hiking — or biking! — skill level.

Whether on foot or on two wheels, discover trails and parks that line the Sammamish River, including the Burke-Gilman Trail and Park at Bothell Landing.

You’ll never run out of brunch options.

Here in Bothell, we brunch hard. From Alexa’s Cafe to The Cottage, discover new spots for the best meal of the weekend.

You can take paddle boarding lessons in the summer.

The skilled instructors of WhatsSup Stand Up Paddleboard & Kayak can teach you how to paddleboard or kayak safely along the Sammamish River — skills that’ll come in handy during the summer months!

You can relish in all of the dining and shopping experiences our Main Street has to offer.

Main Street is the heartbeat of Bothell, where you’ll find many of our restaurants and boutiques in one place.

We’re a kid-friendly city.

Leave the boredom blues behind — Bothell has a number of things to do and places to eat that the whole family can enjoy.

It’s the perfect place to kindle romance.

From dishes to share to romantic strolls along the river, Bothell has all of the ingredients needed for an enchanting trip you’ll never forget.


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