There’s nothing like beating the summer heat with a quick dip in the hotel pool, enjoying a milkshake, or making it to happy hour. We’ve rounded up even more ideas to help you stay cool this season in Bothell.
Stay in a Bothell hotel and take full advantage of their indoor or outdoor pools. McMenamins Anderson School features the North Shore Lagoon, a full-size saltwater swimming pool that reaches temperatures of up to 88 to 90 degrees and is open to all ages. If you’re looking for an outdoor pool, stay at Country Inn and Suites. The pool area also has comfortable lounge chairs and a shaded picnic area.
Enjoy Ranch Drive-In’s milkshakes and pick from 22 flavors of malt to add in, including Peppermint, Marshmallow, and Black Raspberry. The Bothell mainstay also serves ice cream sundaes and dipped cones!
Nosh on a Lembas Brownie at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe. The decadent dessert comes with praline butter, caramel sauce, Snoqualmie Vanilla ice cream, and toasted pecans.
Stop by The Market at McMenamins Anderson school to pick up Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches, or a pint or quart of Anderson School Creamery ice cream to go.
Head to Poquitos during their happy hour (or any hour), from 3 to 6 p.m. every weekday, and try their many margaritas. The Mexican restaurant offers refreshing varieties, including a Guava Margarita and La Fiona, which includes Habanero-infused Javelina Blanco Tequila, agave, passion fruit, and is served with a chipotle-sugar rim.
If tequila’s not your thing, head to The Cottage for an innovative, alcoholic dessert: A prosecco float with sorbet. The restaurant also hosts live music on weekend nights.
For the night owls, or crows, sip on a New York Sour or a Banana Daiquiri at Kro Bar. The New York Sour includes a red wine float and frothed egg white, while the Banana Daiquiri is made with Plantation Dark Rum, Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, and Tempus Fugit Creme de Banane.