Check In Challenge

Immerse yourself in the best of Bothell, including local eateries, and unique attractions while winning prizes along the way with the Begin at Bothell Check In Challenge.

Embark on an adventure with the Begin at Bothell Check In Challenge. Sign up for the Check In Challenge and find yourself immersed in the best of Bothell, including local eateries, and unique attractions you can’t experience anywhere else. Get rewarded for your visit by checking in at participating locations – the more locations you check in at, the closer you are to being eligible to win fun prizes.

Unlock prizes by checking in at Bothell locations:

The Check In Challenge pass is free and instantly delivered to your phone via email and text. No app download is required. The Check In Challenge is ongoing, however consumers have until Dec. 31, 2021 to be entered to win the first FREE weekend stay in Bothell.

How This Pass Works

Included Venues

Get your morning started at this cozy, family-owned, eco-friendly coffee shop. Social Grounds Coffee & Tea Co. offers espresso drinks & teas, fresh made to order salads, pastries & sandwiches.

What's Included

  • 20% Off Total Bill

This contemporary trattoria offers classic brunch dishes with an Italian twist. At Amaro Bistro, you will find market-fresh meats, seafood, and produce sources from local vendors.

What's Included

  • 15% Off Food Purchase
Start your evening with a Happy Hour at Wildwood! Inspired by both Chef and Sommelier sensibilities, Wildwood Spirits Co. blends ‘farm to table’ and ‘vineyard to bottle’ to create distillates in a unique & distinctive ‘farm to distillery’ fashion.
Downtown Bothell’s original community Craft Beer Taproom, Bottle Shop and Beer Garden. Dog Friendly. Food Truck Fridays. Locally owned and operated right here in downtown Bothell. We are 21+ only. See the live Beer Menu, Food Truck Schedule and Events on our website.

What's Included

  • $2 Off Your First Beer

Beardslee Public House specializes in the creation of high-quality, scratch-casual cuisine. Most everything on the menu is made in-house with carefully chosen locally sourced ingredients, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat at any hour.

What's Included

  • $2 Pint Of Beer - Dine In Only

If you’re looking for delicious food and live entertainment, The Cottage will deliver. This full-service restaurant specializes in local, farm-to-table fare on a rotating, seasonal menu. Almost everything is made in-house, and they frequently know the farm from which their ingredients hail. Be sure to stop by their full bar which features a number of offerings from small, local purveyors.

What's Included

  • 15% Off Date Night Dinner
  • No Corkage Fee

During the late spring and summer months, explore Bothell by water on the Sammamish River with WhatsSup Paddle Board rentals. WhatsSup Paddle Board offers hourly paddle board, kayak, canoe and beach cruiser bicycle rentals.

What's Included

  • $3 Off The Purchase Of A Dry Bag

Set along the Sammamish River, this park has a historical museum, amphitheater, play areas & paths. Home to Bothell’s iconic bridge, The Park at Bothell Landing is the perfect spot to catch a sunrise (and snap a photo!). From there head to Bothell’s First Schoolhouse museum to learn about Bothell’s past.

From The Park at Bothell Landing hop on The Sammamish River Trail which rolls along smoothly through a wide, scenic greenway that’s home to riverside parks and farms, as well as a growing wine and beer industry. The trail is the center link of the Seattle area’s locks-to-lakes corridor, which connects the Ballard Locks to Lakes Washington and Sammamish via the Burke-Gilman and East Lake Sammamish rail-trails.

Bothell’s vibrant Main Street is lined with eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and delicious dining. *Added Bonus* Check out our SHOP suggestions and grab a memento from your trip to Bothell at shops like First & Main Design Market, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, or PIPER

Just outside Bothell’s City Hall, you’ll find three bronze animal sculptures ready to greet visitors passing by. “Standing Otter,” “Mother Beaver with Pup,” and “Sitting Beaver” were created by artist Georgia Gerber in 2017 and have become mascots for Bothell since. Be sure to take a photo with these little creatures, and tag #BothellCheckIn.

Don’t miss the spectacle that is known to locals as the “Murder of the Crows” at the University of Washington, Bothell. At dusk, catch thousands of the black crows descend on the campus from all directions. The best months to see a Murder of the Crows are October – March, however, you can still watch a large number descend on the campus April – September.

First & Main Design Market is a full-service interior design studio and furniture store offering a unique combination of beautiful new designer furniture, as well as one-of-a-kind vintage finds.

What's Included

  • 20% Off Any One Accessory
Apparel, handmade jewelry, beauty bar and gift boutique located on Bothell’s Main Street. We carry clothes in all sizes & support local artist.

What's Included

  • 15% Off Your Total Purchase Of $40 Or More

A long-time member of Bothell’s small-business community, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing displays two- and three-dimensional, locally created original artwork, offers craftsman-quality custom framing, and features an art studio where classes are taught by local artists. The gallery is also available to rent for special events.
Our shop is in the heart of Historic Downtown Bothell, on the corner of Main Street and 101st Avenue NE. Gallery events include exhibit openings, art lectures, musical performances and poetry readings.

What's Included

  • 15% Off Custom Framing And Merchandise

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