Main Street Spotlight: La Conner, Washington

Main Street Spotlight: La Conner, Washington

Nestled amongst the beautiful fields of daffodils and tulips is the quaint town of La Conner. It is worth a day trip to experience all that this town has to offer. You can enjoy a waterside stroll on the boardwalk on the banks of the Swinomish Channel that runs along the whole downtown. Get a bite to eat at one of the eighteen amazing restaurants and eateries.

Thirsty? Get a refreshing iced tea at Ruby Sue's Tea Shop, a glass of wine at one of the many tasting rooms, or a mixed drink in the 1890's Lounge at La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib House. Looking for a gift or a new addition to your closet? They have over a dozen boutiques and gift shops for you to choose from.

Did you know that the center of the town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? The architecture is worth the trip alone!

The area we know as La Conner was first settled in May 1867 by Alonzo Low and was known as Swinomish. In 1869, J.S. Conner bought the settlement's trading post and in 1870 had the name changed to honor his wife, Louisa Ann Conner.

La Conner has a rich history of supporting the arts. The scenic landscapes have been the muse for many artists from the daffodil fields to the Rainbow Bridge. Stop in at the Museum of Northwest Art (admission is free!), the Skagit Historical Museum, the Quilt & Textile Museum or any number of the art galleries specializing in everything from woodworking to glass art.

Book a night at one of the historic bed and breakfasts such as the Wild Iris Inn or Katy's Inn and enjoy a day in La Conner.

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