"Artists' Paradise" La Conner by joiwatani

La Conner Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 209 photos

Tulips Field Forever

It is definitely a must to see La Conner, Washington. When I visit this place, I feel refreshed- as if a big lump is taken out from my lungs! I can breathe freely! The miles and miles of beautiful tulips are so spectacular. It is breathtaking! There are no perfect words to express my feelings how wonderful it is to see this absolutely beautiful place! As if the whole town is painted in wonderful colors!

Visit this place in April because that is when all the tulips are in bloom! It is the perfect time to visit since the weather is beautiful. You can drive, bike or walk. No matter what you choose, it is just perfect to come and see this beautiful place. Bring your cameras with you and capture the scenic view!

The farms and nurseries here include: Azusa Farm and Gardens, Christiansons Nursery, CoutyTime Alpacas, Hemlock Highlands Farm, RossenGAarde, Schuh Farms, Skagit Valley Gardens, Tulip Town and SWU Discovery Garden.

The Points of Interest close to La Conner: Cascade Mall, Downtown Burlington Art Walk, La Conner Sculpture Tour, Lincoln Theater, Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Riverside Lanes, Seattle Premium Outlets, Skagit Valley Casino Resort, The OUtlet Shoppes at Burlington and Warren Jewelers.

Nice Weekend Getaway

If you love painting, woodcarving, jewelries, glass-blowing and pottery, La Conner is your place! If you are into photography- taking pictures of tulips and birds, then La Conner is your dream place!

On your way to the main street of La Conner, you pass fields and fields of tulips - in different colors. The fields is just covered in red, pink, purple, yellow...in white.

If you happen to be lucky enough (like me) , you will see thousands and thousands of Canadian geese grazing on the fields! The best part is when they are just about ready to fly to another field! This is just an amazing, awesome, picturesque view!

The main street in La Conner has many stores ala museum-style selling local artists works on display.

Perfect weekend

What an amazing experience to just walk between rows of tulips! It captivates you. It refreshes your spirit!

The best part is to take pictures, dozens and dozens of pictures or take a lot of pictures until you run out of battery!

The Skagit Tulip Festival starts in April when the tulips are just about to bloom! You can check their website each year what activities they have: http://www.tulipfestival.org/

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It is picture perfect!
  • Cons:Not a lot of restaurants. More porte potties in the fields, please!
  • In a nutshell:A place to come back every April each year!
  • Last visit to La Conner: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Ho Jo thanks for the Christmas wishes and hope youve been enjoying this festive time with your family and friends!. checked out yr page here of lovely tulips on way home from work yesterday - I think its always lovely to see tulips and yr page here does very well to inspirea visit!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Impressive tulip fields! I?ve seen tulip fields in the Netherlands but never in the US. Glad to hear the sheriffs are cracking down on speeders and illegal parkers.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    The splendor of color must be so awe inspiring to view up close. I had not idea there was such a place in the US, and you did a fine job of showing the beauty and the comments are great.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2010 at 4:45 AM

    Amazing! One of the most beautiful page by Jo. I like the idea of the field toilets, if you are visiting miles of Tulip garden. It's a knowledge that Washington too produces Tulips apart from Holland and Bangalore in India.

  • csordila's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    It is realy an amazing place to come back every April each year!! You have to visit Keukenhof gardens in Holland or at least on my page: htp://members.virtualtourist.com/m.... Thank you for your nice comment on my home page. L

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2009 at 5:35 AM

    Wonderful pictures of the flowers...and of you and your daughter in this very nice place you've discovered!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    if youlikr tuplips, you might be interested in splading, uk where they have a famous tulip parade each spring

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    There is a great possibility that I will visit La Conner in the near future on my trip to Vancouver, BC. Iwill make sure I do not miss seeing this very pleasant scenery.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2008 at 8:40 AM

    What a colorful page, Jo! The tulips resemble a field of rainbows--so pretty! Thanks....

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2007 at 11:42 AM

    I was here in april 2007 and we were driving, no place to stop. Good tip about the bike. Pictures are beautiful.


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