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Explore the Northwest and Bothell, WashingtonWhy be a tourist when you can visit like a local? Locals know the secret parks. The winery thought to be the next big thing. The best time of day to buy warm bread from the family-owned bakery. The playgrounds that your kids will not want to leave. And how to plan the ultimate retail therapy day.
Locals also know that historic Bothell, Washington is the perfect base camp to launch a Northwest adventure from. Visit Seattle-area attractions, happily sip vintages at over 70 Washington wineries, bike, hike, kayak and golf, all from the comfort of a welcoming community.
Shop like a Local: Supreme shopping is here and near! The historic Main Street is a destination for a late afternoon stroll to poke in and out of locally owned shops offering everything from antiques to jewelry and clothing to furniture. The more than 45 shops at Country Village, long a regional destination for eclectic shops, spa treatments and yes, a bit of high tea, can fill a day, and your trunk with shopping bags. To take home designer brands, shop at the nearby Seattle Premium Outlets boasting brands such as Coach, Burberry, Calvin Klein, J Crew, Kenneth Cole and Ann Taylor. Comfy hotels offer special Stay & Shop packages at www.explorebothell.com
Sip like a Local: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux and Riesling. Woodinville Wine Country and over 70 wineries and tasting rooms dot the countryside just minutes from downtown Bothell. Wind through scenic countryside, stop for picnic provisions and of course, try Washington Wines! Nationally branded hotels offer special packages at www.exploreBothell.com
Play like a Local: Use every club in your bag at the Jack Frei designed Golf Club at Echo Falls just minutes from downtown Bothell, renowned for its 17th hole, one of the most difficult par-4s in the state. Explore wellness in a weekend seminar at Bastyr University, an internationally recognized leader in natural medicine, health and wellness. Take a hot air balloon ride and drift effortlessly over wine country. And, visit attractions in nearby Seattle. In less than 30 minutes you can be in Seattle, and when your feet are tired, back in Bothell again! Lodging packages are available at www.exploreBothell.com
Rest like a Local: Be snug and smug in Bothell. You will not be staring at the ceiling cringing at the thought of your credit card statement. You will be dreaming sweet dreams of a tasty breakfast in a spacious, comfy hotel room. Ten national hoteliers offer top-notch rooms as well as stay and play packages at www.exploreBothell.com
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