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Many people come to Washington to take in some aviation related touring. This article is an attempt to collect them all in one place!
Here is a list of sites. Potential public transportation routes to be added.
These are located near the north end of Paine Field.
Historic Flight Originally known as the John T. Sessions Historic Aircraft Foundation.
Flying Heritage Collection Home of the Flying Warbirds. This is Paul Allen's collection of war planes. You can read more about it on their Wikipedia entry.
Future of Flight / Boeing factory tour . Children must be 48" tall to attend.
History Flight: A sightseeing flight on historic aircraft (traveling exhibit), check calendar for local dates:
Museum of Flight This is a major museum in the south end of Seattle. There isn't much nearby, but the cafe on site is fine if you need a bite to eat. Check the museum calendar for special events.
Boeing Air Show and Blue Angels, part of SeaFair, takes place on the first weekend in August. A variety of planes in addition to the Blue Angels take part. Stan Sayres Park south of I-90 is the headquarters, but the planes can be seen from any high point.
Port Townsend Aero Museum. Beautifully restored planes in a new museum which are part of an innovative youth training program.
There is an aviation museum at Pearson Airpark in Vancouver, Washington.
Additional Points of Interest
You may be interested in a few other things to do in the Everett area. Small children cannot go on the tour, some of the family might not want total aviation immersion, or you might want take in some additional things having made the trip up.
Imagine Children's Museum Award winning children's museum with many floors of activities.
Mukilteo Lighthouse Park Lovely place to take a walk, see the lighthouse, pick up some fish and chips or chowder at Ivar's, and maybe, just maybe see a whale spout. Odds are slim, but it has happened.
Washington State Ferries: Mukilteo-Clinton Either for a pleasant little walk-on ride to nowhere and back with the kids, or access to Fort Casey and Deception Pass.
Scuttlebutt Brewery - good for families, has their own brewed root beer in addition to beer. Moving to a new location soon, but still in Everett. They will have factory tours.
Bobby's Hawaiian - was on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. Great casual family fare (not a lot of vegetarian choices, FYI).
Seattle Outlets and Quil Ceda Village are not far north.
Kayak Point County Park has an excellent climbing gym, plus waterfront access, a beach and a fishing pier. They even have yurt camping if you are so inclined.
In summer, Everett County Parks and Rec offers a ferry out to Jetty Island for nature walks and beaches, as well as kite boarding (a form of flight, after all).
Hilton Garden Inn is right at Boeing Field if you must stay nearby. There are other local hotel choices in Lynnwood and Everett, as well as Seattle. There are inns in the area and on Whidbey Island.