La Conner is a small town of 900 residents built on the banks of the Swinomish Channel which leads to the Salish Sea. The channel gives La Conner much of its color and atmosphere, a distinct seaside ambiance that comes from watching the fishing boats and pleasure craft navigating the channel out to the world-famous San Juan Islands. Crowning the channel is the Rainbow Bridge…the Golden Gate of La Conner.
With its historic buildings, a colorful downtown assortment of channel-front restaurants, inns, galleries, museums & boutiques, La Conner is a prime destination for the stroller. Soak up the saltwater scents and sounds as seabirds sweep overhead or visitors & locals enjoy good conversation and a drink out by the channel. The best way to savor the town is to spend a little time in La Conner – day trips are nice, but a weekend lets you unwind and start doing things on “La Conner time.” Things just seem to move a little slower in the village where there isn’t a speed limit over 25, there are no stop lights, and no chain stores to be found.
La Conner also is a good base of operations for short drives to many scenic locations in Skagit Valley and the ferries to the San Juan Islands. The scenery in and around La Conner is as spectacular as a painting and naturally home to many artists. La Conner is a fun and picturesque destination any time of year, but perhaps the most colorful time to visit is when the acres and acres of daffodils, tulips, irises, and lilies are on display in the Spring and during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
La Conner Chamber of Commerce