Unique Date Nights for the Adventurous in Snohomish County

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Grab some friends and make it a double date at Escape Everett. Photo credit: Julia Fiene Bowman

Make date night into an unforgettable adventure in Snohomish County. From rock climbing to ax throwing, Snohomish County has an opportunity to practice a long-time hobby or learn a new skill with your sweetheart. These venues are open year-round and will have you and your date enjoying an interactive night that will be long remembered.

Make an Epic Escape at Escape Everett 

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Escape the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland at Escape Everett in downtown Everett. Photo credit: Julia Fiene Bowman

2920 Hewitt Avenue, Everett
By appointment only: booking@escapeeverett.com

Get lost in the magical world of Alice and Wonderland at Escape Everett. See if you and your sweetheart can navigate your way out of an immersive multiroom experience. Your whimsical journey will take about an hour to an hour and a half and will have you and your date problem-solving and laughing your way through the adventure. If you get stuck, there is no need to stress about time limits or impossible escapes, as clues will be delivered via paper airplane to help you along the way.

Make it a double date, and bring your best buddies. Although four to six people are optimal, this venue can accommodate groups of up to eight. Stay tuned to this family-owned business, as a Harry Potter experience is in the works, perfect for your next family adventure. If you worked up an appetite while escaping, there are numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars within walking distance of this convenient downtown Everett location.

Sip Handcrafted Cocktails and Enjoy a Tasting Tour at Scratch Distillery

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Take a tasting tour and enjoy delicious liqueurs in a variety of unique flavors at Scratch Distillery in Edmonds. Photo credit: Julia Fiene Bowman

190 Sunset Avenue South, Edmonds

Thursday-Friday: 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 2 – 6 p.m.

If you want to try something a little different for cocktail hour, head out to  Scratch Distillery in Edmonds. This family-owned local business serves handcrafted cocktails alongside delicious snacks. Try unique cocktails such as the Rosemary Gin Gimlet, or the Smoked Sage Southie, sourced from local, organic ingredients. The tasting room is located amongst the distillery equipment, creating a fun atmosphere.

Scratch prides itself on using local, organic ingredients to craft their delicious libations. Although it began as a gin distillery, Scratch now makes a variety of liquors, such as vodka and whiskey. If feeling like something new, try Aquavit, a Nordic liquor distilled from potatoes or grain and infused with herbs. Try the Lemon Pepper infused with caraway, dill, lemon peel, and black peppercorns or enjoy the warming flavors of caraway, apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger in the Tyee. Various liqueurs are sure to satisfy with delicious flavors of coffee, chai, blackberry sage and cherry. To learn even more about the distillery process, plan your visit on a Sunday at 2 p.m. to enjoy a tour along with your tasting.

Throw an Axe at High Trek Axe

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Practice your lumberjacking skills at High Trek Axe in Everett. Photo credit: Julia Fiene Bowman

11928 Beverly Park Road, Everett

Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Impress your sweetheart with your adventurous, outdoorsy side and try your hand at ax throwing at High Trek Axe in Everett. Instructors are on hand to teach you strategies to hit a perfect bullseye. Private lanes can be booked in advance, and indoor lanes are available nearby if the weather is a deterrent. One thing is certain, your honey is sure not to forget this fun, outdoorsy date.

Hone Your Mountain Climbing Skills at Vertical World North

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Climb to new heights and learn skills such as bouldering, belaying, and rock climbing at Vertical World North in Lynnwood. Photo credit: Julia Fiene Bowman

12300 Beverly Park Road, Lynnwood

Monday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Take your date night to a higher level at Vertical World North in Lynnwood. This climbing gym will have you and your love soaring to new heights and ready to take on the mountain tops. Vertical World North welcomes all levels and has instructors to teach you the basics of bouldering, belaying, and climbing. Vertical World opened its first Seattle location in 1987, making it the first rock climbing gym in America. With years of experience and trained professionals, staff will ensure that even the novice can enjoy a night on the climbing wall. Signing a waiver and wearing comfortable athletic clothes is all the prep you will need to make this a date to remember.

When planning your next date night or time with friends, head to one or more of these local businesses and enjoy a unique experience. Couples will love these adventures that will have them laughing and enjoying time with each other long after the date has ended. Paired with one of Snohomish County’s amazing restaurants, this will be a date to be remembered.

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