fall_getaway_washington_stateThe colors are changing, the air has a decidedly crisp feel to it, and the days are getting a bit shorter – time to plan a fall getaway. Here in La Conner we welcome the fall season with open arms! It means the beginning of warm and satisfying foods using the freshest of late-harvest produce, and fireplaces to warm us as we sip a local beer or lovely glass of wine.

While the calendar may say that fall doesn’t officially arrive until mid-October, in La Conner we think of fall as, well, falling between early September and going through November. And we love it that way because it gives us plenty of time to host all sorts of fall events and offer fun things to do.

Fall Getaway – Make it Romantic!

Courtesy Ken Davenport and the La Conner Channel Lodge

Courtesy Ken Davenport

What could be more fun that sneaking away for a wonderful and relaxing weekend getaway after a long summer of activity? In La Conner, we know just what you need. A boardwalk stroll along our waterfront with a steaming latte in hand, perhaps some shopping for cozy fall clothes, or time in wandering through our galleries and museums. It’s all about winding down and having a great time without the hustle and bustle of summer, and before the holiday season ramps up.

Fall Getaway for Quilters!

girls_getaway_weekend_quilt_walkOctober La Conner comes alive with the colors and patterns of quilting – during the month of October the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum hosts their annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival.  The three-day Festival will feature an exhibition of Juried & Judged quilts, fiber art, and wearable art in Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club, both locations within a half-block of the Museum.

Fall Getaway for Families – Family Fun in La Conner!

We love our fall family events – and we’ve got several to keep your weekends busy from September clear until you sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner. It all starts with Christianson’s Nursery Giant Pumpkin Festival in September, moves on to our Festival of Family Farms in October and ends on Thanksgiving Day with our annual Turkey Trot fun run. In between, we’ve got farm stands for pumpkin picking and our gorgeous valley for a family bike ride or hike.

Fall Getaway for Cyclists – La Conner’s Boneshaker Bicycle Festival!

la_conner_Boneshaker_bicycle_festival_ 2013La Conner’s annual Boneshaker Bicycle Festival & Metric Century is on Halloween weekend – and it’s a great fall getaway for all level of cyclists!

Ready to Visit Us? Plan Your Fall Getaway Trip

We recommend that you plan ahead; if you’re staying overnight you will want to make reservations at one of La Conner’s lodging establishments. You’ll be centrally located and within a few minutes of all of the fun – you’ll also find it easy to shop in our many specialty stores and dine at one of our amazing restaurants.

Looking for More Information?

Whether you’re in need of a relaxing fall getaway for two or a group of family or friends, or are looking for fun kids’ activities before the weather turns wintry, check out our website’s online activity and event calendar, the Love La Conner Blog, or call the La Conner Visitor Center at 360-466-3735/888-642-9248.