- THINGS TO DO
Anacortes ~ Anacortes is a shopper’s delight! From unique shops and art galleries to well-known retailers, any shopping excursion to Anacortes is bound to yield satisfying results. Most of the community’s shops and galleries are located on or near Commercial Avenue, the city’s colorful arterial. Stop for a meal, an espresso or dessert to “re-fuel” as you continue to explore The Avenue. Antique shops and businesses operating in historic buildings complement this community’s pioneer roots.
Bow-Edison ~ Just off of Chuckanut drive is Edison, a little known gem of the Skagit Valley. Edison is a tiny town packed with attitude and things to do. This quirky “bend” on the road offers art galleries, a scratch bakery bread store, quality wine & cheese store, great restaurants & cafes and more.
Burlington ~ The crossroads of the Skagit Valley, Burlington is a beautifully preserved city that offers a wide variety of shopping. Travel down Burlington Boulevard for well-known retailers as well as The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington and Cascade Mall; while Fairhaven Avenue houses a variety of quaint retails stores & cafes. Similarly, dining options range from well-known chains to local diners & cafes offering valley fresh menus.
La Conner ~ La Conner, founded in the 1880’s invites you to remember a slower pace and a gentler time. Take a leisurely stroll along the Swinomish Channel and appreciate the architectural uniqueness and authenticity of the shops, restaurants and galleries, because you will see no two that are alike. La Conner’s 10 block’s of shopping is world famous! Savory foods await, whether grab-n-go fish and chips or relaxing in a quaint café, tea shop or fine dining restaurant featuring fresh local choices. Wherever you go, you’ll be greeted with a hearty hello, and an invitation to browse.
Mount Vernon ~ Nestled on the banks of the Skagit River, Mount Vernon is a pioneer city offering something for everyone and every season in a walk-anywhere atmosphere. As you stroll the delightful downtown core, you’ll find a wide assortment of places to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a wide variety of unique shops and galleries. Mount Vernon has become one of the more popular destinations on the West Coast with year-round excitement and beauty
Sedro-Woolley ~Located on the western edge of the majestic Cascade Mountain range, Sedro-Woolley is known as the “Gateway to the Cascades.” Visiting Sedro-Woolley’s historic downtown is a trip back in time featuring brick buildings fronted with comfortable wood benches beneath old-fashioned light poles. Enjoy a wide range of dining options including Mexican, teriyaki, pizza and more as well as quaint retail stores.