To Alderwood and Beyond
If you’re a die-hard deal chaser who enjoys getting your step—and snack—count in while taking in the absolute best shopping in town, followed by a feature film and handcrafted cocktail, this itinerary is for you! Grab your bag and gear up for a day of walking, sipping, and indulging.
At the center of your trip, prepare to be awe-struck by the sheer footprint and variety of retail shops located in the Alderwood Mall. Fan favorites like American Apparel, Banana Republic, Foot Locker and so many more. Plus ample lounge areas, beautifully designed landscaping with water-features, and of course plenty of options to dine.
Let's get shopping!
FUEL UP RIGHT
We’re excited to get you on your way to Alderwood, but we can’t let you go on an empty stomach—and especially not without your caffeine fix. Start the day off by warming your soul with your favorite latte or matcha, and power up with a pastry, breakfast sandwich, or burrito from Gourmet Latte. The best part? This quick service establishment is drive-through, so you’ll be off and shopping in no time.
READY, SET, SHOP
Lynnwood is known and loved for shopping. The 1.3-million-square-foot Alderwood Mall is the area’s leading destination shopping center. Here, you’ll find a unique mix of more than 200 retail, dining, and entertainment options. Go ahead and grab the latest gadgets at the Apple store, then try on your new favorite outfit and accessories at Nordstrom or LOFT. Shopping for the littles? Alderwood boasts a LEGO store, so you can build the perfect gift, piece by piece. Pick up hip and trendy fashion favorites at Garage, and don’t forget to check out the Made in Washington store for unique local finds. The possibilities are truly endless, but don’t get lost—because there’s so much more to see and do in Lynnwood.
MAKE A PIT STOP
Once you’ve visited a handful of your favorite shops, check out the best bubble (aka boba) tea around. Head to the vibrant heart of Alderwood for the delightful Café Kleo and their house specialty, bubble waffles. Each delicious waffle is made in-house, from scratch, direct to order. While bubble waffles are traditionally served plain, Café Kleo blends them with ice cream, fruit, and other tasty treats to deliver a unique, unforgettable, and utterly delicious dessert. With a sugary pep in your step, carry on with your retail mission.
CATCH A FLICK
After visiting a few more shops, it’s time to unwind. Kick up your feet, pull out your popcorn, and take in a movie at the AMC Loews Complex Alderwood Mall 16 or Regal Alderwood Stadium 7, both at Alderwood Mall and within steps of your favorite shops.
The state-of-the-art, 16-screen AMC Lowes Complex Theatres are nestled in a garden-like, fireplace-framed section of Alderwood known as The Terraces. The seven-screen Regal Alderwood Stadium 7 cineplex features extra-comfortable, super-reclining leather seats. You can even book your own seat in advance.
SIP AND SAVOR
If your “dogs” are barking from your epic day of deal-hunting—or if you’ve got more loot than you can tote—hail an Uber around the corner to Temple Distilling, an award-winning, small-batch Lynnwood distillery. Gin, vodka, and whiskey are all lovingly handcrafted here—all distilled in small batches from locally-sourced ingredients via time-honored, traditional methods. There’s an intimate, yet engaging tasting room, where you can sample the house spirits and learn more about the craft. Don’t forget the cocktail bar, where creative concoctions and libations are handmade to order every day.
FINISH THE DAY
As luck—or good planning—would have it, the Best Western Alderwood is just across the street from Temple Distilling, so after sipping on a beverage or two, take a few steps and check-in for the night and enjoy your cozy hotel room. For an extra relaxing evening, make sure to reserve a room with a whirlpool tub (don’t forget your cucumbers and face mask).
Ready for day two? Take a dip at the hotel pool or spa and grab a quick bite on your way to conquer the rest of Alderwood. Since you already have the lay of the land by now, and probably spotted a few hot spots to return to, go ahead and shop till you drop!
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Why stop there?
From foodie features to family fun, Lynnwood has curated itineraries for every type of traveler. With comfortable, affordable hotels close to nearby attractions like Downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound, Lynnwood is the perfect place to launch your next great adventure!