June 26, 2023

Seattle Day Trip Guide: Mukilteo, Washington

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, Mukilteo, Washington—population 21,000, just 25 miles north of downtown Seattle—beckons visitors with its unrivaled charm and natural splendor. The idyllic town, embraced by lush forests and the tranquil waters of the Puget Sound, offers a captivating escape from the bustling urban life.  

As you venture through Mukilteo’s quaint streets, you’ll discover a harmonious blend of history and modernity. Delight in the picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, explore the vibrant waterfront parks, or indulge in the local culinary scene that showcases fresh seafood and farm-to-table delights. Mukilteo is a sanctuary for nature lovers, promising unforgettable adventures and an enchanting retreat of the soul. 

Here’s a taste of what Mukilteo has to offer. 

Mikilteo beach

Mukilteo Beach 
Catch a sunset 

Fire-pit friendly beach with beautiful views and a working lighthouse built in 1906.

Mukilteo village

Mukilteo Village 
Small & charming

This downtown is so quaint, it's called a village. Bring home some fudge from the Mukilteo Chocolate Company.


Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing 
Waterfront dining

Watch the ferries come and go while you dine on Ivar's seafood specialities. Some of the recipes have been around since 1938.

Japanese gulch

Japanese Gulch 
Emerald gem in the heart of Mukilteo 

Go for the wildlife sightings, including woodpeckers, herons, and black-tailed deer.


Mukilteo Chocolate Company 
Indulge your sweet tooth! 

You’ll find all the delights here: handmade chocolates, truffles, and confections perfect for gifts…or yourself.​ 

red cup cafe

Red Cup Cafe 
Stop in for a cozy breakfast or lunch 

The menu is loaded with a range of breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and homemade baked goods. 

mukilteo thai

Mukilteo Thai Restaurant 
Spice up your visit 

You can’t go wrong with traditional Thai dishes like pad Thai, green curry, and spicy basil stir-fry.