Mountlake Terrace has everything from a busy, dynamic downtown to an excellent location (being only 20-minutes from Seattle), and is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. With tall evergreen-lined streets and views of Lake Ballinger, Mountlake Terrace is truly a haven for nature lovers.
Mountlake Terrace is famous for gorgeous sunsets, with views of the mountains and Lake Ballinger -- perfect for budding photographers.There is also plenty of entertainment downtown with shops, bars, restaurants, and fun attractions like Cinebar (a movie theater with a full dinner menu).
Alternatively, Lake Ballinger's shores border the city, and sports enthusiasts love to spend time here on the water, especially by renting a boat. Mount Baker is not far away either, and offers great hiking up to Artists Point with stunning views. It's also the place to go skiing and snowboarding in winter.
Visit in July for the warm sunny days or in September for milder temperatures and fewer crowds.