With the recent Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, there has been a bevy of buzz about Washington state. When most people think of Washington, their minds go to the Seattle waterfront, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle. And those are definitely must-sees…especially Pike Place’s Turkish Delight and their famous dessert…but I’d like to introduce you to a not-so-known destination. That would be La Conner.
Voted the “Most Perfect Washington State Weekend Getaway,” this enclave is home to a quaint marina close to the San Juan Islands, charming restaurants featuring fresh local cuisine, small town romanticism, and friendly people.
In fact, the people are so friendly that when I eyed the ice cream stand and was sad to see that it had just closed, the proprietor ̶ who was cleaning up ̶ offered me a double-scoop cone on the house!