We have a great Mother’s Day in Washington State celebration idea!
Are you trying to figure out what do for the important women in your life to celebrate Mother’s Day? We think a Girls Getaway Weekend in Washington state is a terrific idea. Specifically, we think a Mom’s Weekend in La Conner would be perfect!
Between our gorgeous scenery, our shopping and dining options, and our three amazing museums, we know you’ll find the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day weekend with the woman (or women) who make your life pretty wonderful.
We’ve got lots of ideas for you on our website – our online calendar keeps track of everything going on in La Conner; you can click on a particular event and you’ll be taken to the details page to find out more.
Start your stay by checking out our places to stay in La Conner – you’ll find a wide variety of options to choose from. Once you’ve got your reservations made, you’ll want to determine what you want to do during your visit.
There are tons of options for fun things to do – while you may want to determine your fun on your own, here is a sample of what a two-day visit could look like.
Mom’s Museum Weekend
Arrive late in the afternoon, get settled into your Inn, Hotel or Bed and Breakfast, then head out for a late afternoon wander around La Conner to get your bearings – our volunteers at the Visitor Center / Chamber of Commerce office on Morris Street can give you a town map. While you’re there, also pick up the brochures for La Conner’s three museums: La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, Museum of Northwest Art, and Skagit County Historical Museum.
If you’re interested in historical architecture, you might put on your walking shoes and discover La Conner’s grand old homes; many have been lovingly restored and are absolutely photo-worthy. You’ll find them on the hill, and on the north side of La Conner in the neighborhoods behind Morris Street. While you’re out and about, take note of the restaurants that look like good options to you … you’ll have time for several meals while you’re in La Conner.
Have breakfast in-house, or set out for a hearty breakfast in town, and plan your Museum Day. All 3 museums are in town and easily accessible, whether you plan to drive or walk to them. You’ll find the current exhibits listed in on La Conner’s online calendar (look on the lower left side of the page for the Ongoing Museum & Gallery Exhibits list) – you can also check with the museums to see if they have any new or special exhibits while you’re in town.
Museum of Northwest Art
121 South First Street (in the main shopping district)
Hours: Sunday & Monday, Noon-5pm. Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm
Admission: Members FREE, Adults $8, Seniors $5, Students $3 and children under 12 are free.
La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum
703 South Second Street (In the Gaches Mansion at the west end of town and up the hill one block)
Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm / Mon-Tues by appointment only
Members FREE, $7 Non-members, $5 Students & Military w/ID, Children under 12 are free.
Skagit County Historical Museum
501 South Fourth Street (at the top of the hill overlooking the Skagit Valley; access the museum on 4th Street via Benton Street)
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm
Members FREE, Adults and Seniors $5, Children 6-12 $4, Families $10, Children under 5 are free.
In between museum visits, be sure to find time to enjoy some of our great restaurants, walk along our boardwalk and enjoy our waterfront views, do a bit of shopping and perhaps enjoy some wine or beer tastings. If you’re staying the night, we’ve got lots of dining choices for you – many of our restaurants offer the freshest in local ingredients, from seafood to produce.
Whether you come to La Conner for a day, or a weekend, we know your Mother’s Day in Washington State celebration will be a terrific vacation that you remember for years to come. We hope you have such a good time, you make it an annual tradition!