Looking for the best weekend getaway Washington state? Think La Conner!

Best Weekend Getaway Washington StateLa Conner is one of those places in Washington State that people love to visit – time and time again. If you are new to the pacific northwest and looking for a weekend getaway, explore our site to learn why La Conner is the best weekend getaway in Washington state. The reasons are many, but one that stands out is that there are so many things to do in – and around – La Conner! The Skagit Valley offers four seasons of activities, and La Conner offers interesting and fun activities nearly every weekend, all year long. Travel guides nearly always include the must-do things – like attending our Arts Alive! event in November, our holiday boat parade, the Classic Boat and Car Show in August, and our famous La Conner Daffodil Festival and Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in spring. But there are lots of things to do and see in La Conner that you won’t find in any travel guide – things like finding one of the oldest European Birch Tree on the West Coast (planted in 1890), or visiting the only known totem pole carrying the likeness of a U.S. President.  Looking for the best weekend getaway Washington state, think La Conner!



We know what it’s like when you’re looking for lodging accommodations and you’re just not sure where to stay– especially if you’re planning a getaway to a new destination community like La Conner. We’re extremely proud of our lodging establishments – they are absolute experts at making your stay extra special. They know that when you find the time to take a weekend getaway, you want to be well taken care of during your visit, and they’ll make sure that happens. From quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns and Lodging to our historically significant hotel, our condos, and our rental homes, we have a wide variety of lodging options to choose from.  Looking for the most romantic lodging choices and the best weekend getaway Washington state, think La Conner!

 We know SHOPPING!

There’s a reason why La Conner is one of Washington State’s most-loved weekend getaways … and much of it has to do with our retail corridor on both Morris and First Streets. You’ll find an amazing array of specialty shops … most of which have a long list of regular customers who come back, again and again, to see what’s new, to indulge themselves a little, or to buy gifts for their families and friends. From fine art to fine arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind clothing, woodworking, home décor, collectibles, personal care products, stunning antiques, gorgeous jewelry, and Italian pottery, our shopkeepers work hard to bring you items that you’ll not find in any mall or any big-box store.  Looking for 100% locally owned waterfront shopping and the best weekend getaway Washington state, think La Conner!


You probably know that La Conner is a wonderful community to visit – and you may know that our shopping opportunities and museums are top-notch. But … did you know that in La Conner you can get a fabulous meal that rivals much of what you’d find in the city? Our restaurants serve the freshest of local ingredients – from seafood to produce to organic meats, cheeses and breads – turning what could be a good meal into a great meal! Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a delicious pastry, and latte, lunch for the family or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll find wonderful options in La Conner.  Looking for restaurants literally next door to the farm and source AND the best weekend getaway Washington state, think La Conner!


It goes without saying that La Conner is a historically significant town in Washington State history – our land has been inhabited by several Native American tribes for thousands of years and the town of La Conner was established in the mid-1800s. Many of our buildings and residential homes are original; having been lovingly restored over the years, today they are often photographed by visitors who love their charm and appeal. We’re also well-respected as an artistically significant town as well; in the mid-1930’s Morris Graves and Guy Anderson first established themselves as artists-in-residence, to be joined later by artists such as Richard Gilkey, and Barbara and Clayton James. We’re home to three significant museums and their ongoing exhibits – The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), The La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, and the Skagit County Historical Museum. The La Conner Institute of Performing arts brings in amazing musicians every year, and the Swinomish people are experiencing a revitalization of the cultural traditions, exemplified by the Cedar Hat Pavilions across the channel.  Looking for cultural and the best weekend getaway Washington state, think La Conner!

If we’ve piqued your interest, and you’re ready for a really fun weekend getaway that’s within an easy two-hour drive from both Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. … we invite you to come to visit La Conner! You’ll find fun, great lodging, shopping, and dining, plus art, history, and culture all wrapped up in our walking-friendly little town.

the_best_northwest_escapesLa Conner is proud to have been awarded:

  • “Best Tiny Town in Washington”
  • “Best Small Town in Washington”
  • “One of the Best Getaways in the USA”
  • “Most Undiscovered Town”
  • “Town that Captures the NW spirit”
  • “Most Exciting Small Town”
  • “Best Romantic Getaway”
  • “Best Tiny Town”
  • “Best Neighborhood Town in Skagit County”
  • “Best Northwest Escapes”