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Mukilteo, WA
Travel Guide

Mukilteo featuring general coastal views and views as well as an individual male

Spot orcas and enjoy panoramic views, hiking and fishing in this seaside community on the shore of Puget Sound. 

Mukilteo is a Native American name that means “good camping ground.” Although buildings now outnumber campsites here, it is easy to see why this picturesque city on Washington’s Puget Sound earned its name. Take part in outdoor activities such as whale watching, swimming and hiking as well as urban adventures in nearby Seattle.

Ride the ferry to the small town of Clinton on the south end of Whidbey Island. Look for orca swimming in the water during the 20-minute journey. April through August are usually the best months to see the distinctive black-and-white sea predator.

Join joggers and picnickers at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. Roam the pretty park grounds with the kids and watch the waves crash in at the rocky public beach.

Climb to the top of the lighthouse at Mukilteo Light Station, located in the park. On a clear day, views extend over Puget Sound and as far as the Northern Cascade Mountains. Join a free tour of the lighthouse and browse the permanent and rotating exhibits to learn about the station’s history.

Hike Japanese Gulch, an 800-acre (324-hectare) section of preserved green space with more than 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) of trails. Trek along a section of the trail and be alert for pileated woodpeckers, great blue heron and black-tailed deer as you go.

Drop a fishing line off the two public piers near the ferry terminal where boats depart for Whidbey Island. If the fish aren’t biting, go to the fresh seafood restaurants in Mukilteo instead.

Pack your rain jacket, as Mukilteo gets a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. Temperatures are at their most pleasant and rainfall at its lowest during summer.

Seattle is 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Mukilteo. Driving from Seattle takes about 45 minutes. Alternatively, use regular bus services or ride the train from Seattle. Trains run from the city several times a day making it easy to get back to nature at this waterfront suburb.

Where to stay in Mukilteo

Staybridge Suites Everett-Paine Field, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Everett-Paine Field, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,851 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated in Mukilteo, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Future of Flight and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Harbour Pointe Golf Club. Boeing Everett Factory and Museum ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (459 reviews)
"I loved having a full kitchen with glasses and dishes, a full fridge/freezer... but there were a few cleanliness issues I saw. There was a long black hair in the sheets, as well as a few long black hairs on the bathroom floor, a splatter of pee on the side of the toilet, and what looked like blood ..."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Staybridge Suites Everett-Paine Field, an IHG Hotel
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Seattle Everett/Mukilteo
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Seattle Everett/Mukilteo
3 out of 5
8521 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,043 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated in Mukilteo, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Future of Flight and within 9 mi (15 km) of Everett Mall and Alderwood Mall. Lynnwood Convention Center ...
4.2/5Excellent! (488 reviews)
"The rooms are very quiet, you don't hear other noise either above or side to side. Property is clean, nicely maintained."

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Seattle Everett/Mukilteo
Extended Stay America Seattle - Mukilteo
Extended Stay America Seattle - Mukilteo
2.5 out of 5
3917 Harbour Pointe Blvd Sw, Mukilteo, WA
The price is ¥8,638 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Situated in Mukilteo, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Harbour Pointe Golf Club, The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, and Museum of Flight Restoration ...
3.4/5 (720 reviews)
"Room was clean, and spacious. A little disappointed that there wasn’t daily cleaning service."

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Extended Stay America Seattle - Mukilteo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
3 out of 5
15785 Bear Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA
The price is ¥13,510 per night from May 14 to May 15
Located in Downtown Redmond, this aparthotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from DigiPen Institute of Technology and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Microsoft Campus. Bellevue Square ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,786 reviews)
"The woman working during the day was so friendly and nice. The woman working at night didn’t seem to want to let us use the hot tub but was professional."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond
Top Floor Penthouse!!! Pool, Views of Bay and Space Needle, Downtown Pike Market
Top Floor Penthouse!!! Pool, Views of Bay and Space Needle, Downtown Pike Market
Seattle, WA
Located in Belltown, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Seattle Waterfront, Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, and Seattle Center. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (17 reviews)
Great stay
"This place was perfect for the group that I had. The location was great and all the restaurants and bars we wanted to go to were all a 5-10min uber ride."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Top Floor Penthouse!!! Pool, Views of Bay and Space Needle, Downtown Pike Market
1 Bed, 1 Bath Private Room Super Close to Greenlake
1 Bed, 1 Bath Private Room Super Close to Greenlake
Seattle, WA
The price is ¥6,479 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
This vacation home is situated on a lake.
4.8/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Excellent location walking distance to Greenlake, nice tree lined friendly neighborhood. The unit was exceptionally clean, cozy, and well maintained and the owners were very friendly and responsive. Best part was we got to have our dog with us and the bed was very comfortable! We would definitely ..."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

1 Bed, 1 Bath Private Room Super Close to Greenlake
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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