Wednesday, November 18, 2009

La Conner, Washington

That is La Conner's Rainbow Bridge, connecting La Conner to Fidalgo Island, Shelter Bay and the Swinomish Indian Reservation. La Conner has 2 main streets, one being 1st Street, the other being the Swinomish Channel, with 1st street carrying cars, pedestrians and bikes, with the Swinomish Channel carrying a lot of boats.

There are many places to dock your boat along the Swinomish Channel in La Conner, plus a couple very big marinas. You can easily sail up to a restaurant's dock for lunch or dinner. Or to browse through La Conner's shops and galleries.

The center part of the town is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tom Robbins, author of Another Roadside Attraction and other novels, calls La Conner home.

In spring La Conner is swarmed by thousands of visitors who come to the Skagit Valley to view the tulip fields during the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

You can float your boat north on the Swinomish Channel to the Swinomish Northern Lights Casino on Highway 20. There you'll find a RV Park, marina, restaurants and slot machines.

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