Experience Thrilling Aviation & Aerial Adventures
If aeronautical adventures are your passion, Snohomish County is sure to please with its four world-class aviation attractions at Paine Field in Mukilteo and Everett. Explore rare collections of aircraft and see spectacular warbirds from the earliest days of flight. Be amazed at the detailed restoration of vintage aircraft from the late 1920s through the 1960s, including the very first Boeing 727. And be inspired as you view the aviation industry progressing literally right before your eyes.
Once you’ve seen aviation at work, experience aerial adventures first-hand. Enjoy an early morning scenic hot air balloon ride through the Snohomish River Valley. Then soar high above Snohomish County and skydive from 13,500 feet.
Your adventure begins with visiting four aviation attractions around Paine Field -- a Snohomish County airport bordered by Everett and Mukilteo. Get up close and personal with vintage aircraft that has been carefully restored. Feel the excitement of aeronautical discovery. And see the future of flight unfolding right before your eyes. Your day includes visits to the Mukilteo waterfront and the Lowell Riverfront Trail in Everett, both of which boast incredible views that you'll see from a different vantage point on day two. Cap off your evening with a satisfying meal in the community you're staying at for the night.
Day two begins with a scenic hot air balloon flight. As you hit a max elevation of about 2,700 feet, you'll be able to see the skylines of Seattle and Bellevue to the south, and panoramic views of Snohomish County. Between aerial adventures, enjoy a stop in Historic Downtown Snohomish. Explore the history of the river and the community, and grab lunch to go. Your final adventure will literally leave you breathless. As you freefall from 13,500 feet, you will try to soak in all the beauty and diversity across the region. As you come off your adrenaline high, you'll have a tough decision to make: when will you do it again?