There’s a reason why La Conner is so often voted the most perfect Washington State getaway destination and lands on top of the romantic getaways’ lists. Plain and simple … not only is it beautiful, but this community is full of genuinely warm and friendly folks.
Located on the Salish Sea between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, La Conner is a combination of fishing village and artists’ colony that happens to also boast views of the water and Mount Baker. La Conner is jam-packed with things to do. Enjoy everything from numerous art galleries and notable museums like the Museum of Northwest Art, Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, and the Skagit County Historical Museum, to culinary hot spots offering a variety of cuisines and venues for wine-and-beer tasting, all within walking distance of unique shopping experiences and lodging. Incredibly scenic, discover endless photo ops, including views of the Swinomish Channel. On a clear day, by walking across the Rainbow Bridge, you can get a great shot of soaring Mount Baker.
Situated on the delta near the mouth of the Skagit River, La Conner was founded in the early1860s and is Skagit County’s oldest community. Early settlers diked hundreds of acres of land, creating farmland which would surpass per-acre yields around the globe. La Conner soon became a popular farm community and a hub for steamers carrying passengers and freight from Seattle. Logging and fishing prospered until the Great Depression. Artists settled in the area in the 1940s. La Conner has become a regional, national, and international tourist destination. You will also enjoy natural beauty and wildlife such as bird-watching. La Conner is wintering grounds for swans and Canadian geese. The fertile farmlands continue to produce food and seed crops and, of course, their annual Tulip Festival is celebrated around the world.
La Conner values its history and heritage and welcomes you to visit to see for yourself! So, if you’re looking for a place to relax and refresh, browse through interesting shops and art galleries, enjoy fine restaurants and lodging, then go experience La Conner! For more information, visit lovelaconner.com