La Conner Travel Guide

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     It is picture perfect! 

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     great for a weekend outing 

La Conner Things to Do

  • visit the tulip fields

    Many wonderful views await you throughout the Skagit valley during the tulip festival. Use the field map below to figure out what's in bloom where. Take your time touring -- by bicycle is the naturally the best -- and be sure to view the fields from all angles. Mountains, clouds and quaint farm buildings will create a variety of lovely backdrops.

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  • Check out their Fresh Fruits and Produce

    If you are heading to La Conner's Tulips farm and you are on a budget, going to the restaurant for lunch is sometimes pricy. Just go to La Conner's Fresh Fruits and Produce if you forgot to pack your lunch. Pick up your fruits snacks or drinks. It's much cheaper than going to a restaurant. Or if you are a family and you didn't forget to bring your...

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  • Check out the Museum of the Northwest

    There are so many things to do in this small town. Amazingly also, they have a museum! Who wouldn't want to come here? They basically have every store for art in the universe! And, they also have a museum to showcase most of the local artists' artworks!So, if you are out and about in the tulips farm, make sure to drive to La Conner town. It's only...

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  • Watch the thousands of birds flying

    On your way to La Conner, stop by one of the designated "Wild Habitat" place (situated on the left side of the road going to La Conner) to watch hundreds of thousands of white Canadian geese eating. Sometimes, the birds move from one field to another. The flight of the birds are just spectacular to watch!Before continuing flying north, thousands of...

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  • Take a lot of beautiful pictures!

    What else can you do except to capture the beautiful view! Go to the patches and get a close up picture of the tulips, or zoom your lense and take the whole fields planted with flowers! Nothing goes wrong. It's all beauty around you -except of course, there are mud that you might step on. Just be careful though. The flowers are gorgeous. There are...

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  • Biking

    Miles and miles of tulips fields are just waiting for you to see! Either you can walk or bike to the blankets of multi-colored tulips. However, if you are in a particular farmer's tulips' fields, you can only walk to designated paths and take pictures. Biking is the best thing to do in La Conner since the view is absolutely breathtaking! During the...

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  • A bit disappointing

    I was a bit disappointed by La Conner. But if you are interested by expensive so-called antiques shops : it is for you !Not much to see ...

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  • Visit downtown la Conner

    Since La Conner is a tourist town, which focuses on tourism and the arts, go for a walk and enjoy the sights and sounds of the downtown area. Try the food, and the beer....it is worth it...

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  • Tulip Town

    Tulip Town is one of the two 'destinations' during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The other is Roozengaarde. Don't be fooled by the American sounding 'Tulip Town'. The owners are Anthony and Jeanette deGoede who immigrated from Holland in 1956. (Is any other nation so closely linked to a particular flower?)Tulip Town is one of those places that...

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  • Go to the Tulip Festival

    Every year the Skagit Valley is holding the Tulip Festival in La Conner and surrounding for a spectacle of colors and scents. There are buses that take you to the fields and take you back to town where you left the car... It can be pretty busy so taking the bike is a wonderful idea...The blossom happens usually mid April but might vary. Have a look...

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  • Stroll in the small village of La Conner

    There are really nice little shops to visit, nice view over the river that runs in town and also some restaurants for the hungry stomach...

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  • New Horizons Liamas Farm

    Liamas is such an unit animal which inhabits mostly in South America's countries. They can be a perfect transportation to use at rual area and mountains. Their hair and skin is a highly commercial products.

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La Conner Restaurants

  • Hamburger and the view are awesome

    My daughters and I stopped by the Pier 7 Restaurant to check the deck but ended up smelling food! So, we sat down and ordered hamburgers. Believe me, the hamburgers are huge and served on the side tons of french fries. But, hungry as we were walking on the isles of the tulips's farmers, we gobbled them up! The view is excellent. You can see the...

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  • French Fries to travel miles for

    The Boardwalk Fish and Chips and Espresso Bar is roomy, bright and cheery. Friendly, helpful server. Worth a visit to La Conner just to try the fries if you are a fish & chips fan. The fish is okay, the coffee fine, but the French Fries are Divine!! My cousin and I, both seniors and extensive travellers, agree that they are the best we have had....

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  • For good Seafood, or good meal!

    Overlooks the river, with in-door and out-door deck dinning. Organic feel to the place, parts of the building are older than others, it's been added on to for years. Lots of wood everywhere. The food I would rate as good. For someone from Bellingham it's good, for someone from New York or Wilshire it may not be up to your standards. Someone from...

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La Conner Transportation

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    by bicycle_girl Written May 10, 2003

    Biking is the way to go for the festival time. There will be so much traffic around that it won't be much fun to sit in the car. Park in town or out of town for even faster way to get out of town when the time comes...

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La Conner Shopping

  • Bargain shop at the Outlet stores

    When you go to the tulips fields in La Conner, make sure to go there early and still have time to go and shop at the Outlet Shoppes at Burlington! Since you are pretty close anyway, why not side trip to the Outlet Shoppes? There are bargains everyday. You can see how many of your favorite brand names in there including Coach, Tommy Hillfiger, Jones...

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  • Bring extra mulah!

    There are many arts and crafts stores in La Conner. I believe, each store has their own specialty! There is a store just for photographers only, a store for glass-blowing, wood carvers, potteries, designers, etc. Each store is very special! I have not been to a place where there are so many local artists in residence!There are jewelry stores and...

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La Conner Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't step on the side of the tulips

    When taking pictures, make sure to just stay on the side of the tulips not between the tulips! There are flaggers out there who would come and call your attention if you are taking pictures.

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  • No parking

    No parking zones are enforced at all times during the Tulip Festival. Tickets is issued if you parked on the road side! No parking allowed in travel lane of any public road or on a private property!!!You will see a lot of flaggers on the road so make sure to be courteous to them. And, there are slow tractors, too. Just be patient. "These are the...

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  • Don't speed in the farm!

    If you are driving going to the farm, the speed limit is only 30 mi/hr. There are sheriff trackers waiting to give you tickets if they see you speeding!

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La Conner Tourist Traps

  • Be careful with the mud!

    If you are not careful, your shoes end up getting mud! There are soft soil spots on the patches between the tulips and they look like they are dry but once you step on them, you end up getting in the mud! There are no wash area so be careful where you are stepping. Also, don't go between the patches because the farmers don't like that. They want...

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  • Make sure to go to the bathroom first!!!

    Walking or biking to the tulip fields is breathtaking! Really! But here it is, you want to hear? When you have children, make sure to bring them to the bathroom first before heading down to the tulips fields! There are porta potties (portable bathrooms) placed in the middle of the fields but sure is, there is a long line of people! Plus, it is not...

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La Conner What to Pack

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    by joiwatani Written Apr 11, 2010

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It depends actually. This year, 2010, there are still puddles of water in the fields because it rained two days earlier. So, it is best to bring a jacket just in case it gets windy and cold in the farm. We had extra jackets in the car, so we went back and took them out. It was pretty cold and chilly out there!

    Photo Equipment: You will regret the rest of your life if you forgot to bring your camera. It is a photographer's heaven out there!

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La Conner Favorites

  • The life of a tulip bulb

    You are probably going to La Conner to see how beautiful the tulips are and in the future planning to plant tulips. Well, then, here's a general tip for you about the Life of a Tulip bulb. These are the seven stages of a bulb's growth.1. Sept.-Oct. (Planting Time) The tulip bulbs are going to be planted. Most important: plant them twice as deep as...

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  • Traffic Safety Tips

    Here is a list of the Traffic Safety Tips given by State Patrol of the Washington Bulb Co.:1. State Route 20 - Use it! Wide open, efficient, fast.2. Be Patient - These are rural farm roads that are easily overwhelmed.3. Flaggers are there for your safety - Please be courteous to them.4. Look for designated parking areas - They are next to fields.5....

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  • When you bought flowers:what to do at...

    To keep tulips standing straight and tall, first cut the stem tips with a sharp kniefe. While still wrapped, place immediately in water, allowing them to draw water for five to six hours. Then remove wrap, arrange flowers and enjoy!

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