Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

In April, one hour outside of Seattle, WA, a small town called Skagit hosts one of the most beautiful festivals on the West Coast - The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Fields and fields of tulips line the streets of Mount Vernon and people gather from all over the county to admire the picturesque tulips. When the weather is right and the tulips are in bloom, it is truly enchanting.

If you happen to live in Seattle, you must visit the festival between April 1st and April 30th. I would recommend going later in the month so all the tulips are in bloom and the weather is warmer. And if you happen to need a relaxing vacation, the Tulip Festival is a great destination with Seattle, nicknamed the city of flowers, only a short car ride away. Three tips for your trip: bring cash because it’s $5 to get into each festival (Tulip Town & Roozen Gaarde), wear close-toed shoes because the mud is thick, and bring a camera!

Tulip Town, Skagit, WA




Roozen Gaarde, Skagit, WA



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Max's Mom said...

Were you in Washington and didn't call? I am so bummed that I missed you! Hope you had a nice visit.

Lenkin Design said...

Hi Lara,

Actually it was a couple of our designers that went up, but not Heather. We let her know she's in trouble with you anyway, though! And if you're ever down here, well, you know where to find us!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers. I will add this to my list of must sees in the future.

Anonymous said...

Two of my loves at one blog--flowers and photography! These are some of the most beautiful of both worlds. Must make a trip to see in person!!