La Conner Community
Just minutes off I-5 and almost equal distance between Seattle and the Canadian border, La Conner in the Skagit Valley, is a beautiful, historic seaside village of about 1,000 residents. It is located on the banks of the Swinomish Channel boasting a vibrant downtown that sits on the waterfront offering many options for shopping, antiques, wine tasting, bakeries, ice cream shops, specialty stores, boutiques, and local museums. If you like world-class cuisine, La Conner has a wide array of dining options with many of the restaurants offering al fresco dining, right on the Channel.
La Conner is a bustling small town with a community center, several churches, a regional library, a fire department, schools, and a robust volunteer culture. For a small town, it provides a charming, relaxed environment with an incredible amount of convenience nearby. Within a fifteen-mile radius, you can attend Skagit Valley College, see a movie, or visit your favorite major stores. Many of the historic homes in La Conner have remained unchanged over the years which adds to the charm of the city that has a beautiful Downtown National Historic District. La Conner is the kind of community that many of us yearn for; charming, picturesque, small, and serene, with a vibrancy all its own. The magic of La Conner comes from the fact that the people who live and work in La Conner love their community and all it has to offer.
Are you a boat owner? La Conner welcomes boaters to dock and enjoy our many wonderful restaurants and unique shops. The La Conner Marina is a premier destination for recreational boaters, commercial fishermen, and marine-related businesses and manufacturers. Located within easy walking distance of the main street in town, the marina is a clean, service-oriented facility that tourists and residents alike enjoy visiting. If you love the water, La Conner offers easy access to the beautiful San Juan Islands.
Retail Shops and Museums in La Conner
La Conner is a real treat for shoppers and museum enthusiasts. There are too many to list, but we have included some of our favorites:
Amaryllis- Offers a unique mix of women's clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories.
Jennings Yarn and Needlecrafts- A unique yarn shop specializing in quality natural fibers and designer yarns in addition to cross-stitch, needlepoint, and other gift items for that crafter in your life.
Museum of Northwest Arts- MoNa collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits contemporary art created in the Pacific Northwest. They also have a great gift shop at the entrance for anyone visiting La Conner.
The Pioneer Market- The local general store that carries all your grocery needs in addition to, local flowers, brews, and produce. There is even a small cafe connected to the market.
Things to do in La Conner, WA
Here is just a small sample of the events you can enjoy with a home in La Conner:
January – Learn about the Birds of Winter by attending the La Conner Birding Showcase
February – Plan a Romantic Weekend. La Conner has been voted one of the top 5 best places to kiss!
March – La Conner Daffodil Festival
April – Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
May – Opening Day Boat Parade
June – Free Live Summer Outdoor Concert Series starts in Gilkey Square – downtown La Conner
July – Fireworks, and music on the waterfront
August – La Conner Classic Car and Boat Show and Swinomish Days
September – Visit museums and Galleries: Museum of Northwest Art, Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, Skagit County Historical Museum, and several fine art galleries
October – The Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese start arriving and stay through April.
November – Visit the many shops and boutiques on the main strip. It's a great time to welcome the holidays!
December – Lighted Boat Parade
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