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Take A Walking Tour of Lovely La Conner

La Conner has a very rich history for a small Washington waterfront village on the Swinomish Channel. We pride ourselves on being a “tiny town with big charm!” Known for our friendly locals, cultural attractions, and unique communities, La Conner is in the center of the magical Skagit Valley. Our community’s vibrancy calls visitors back time and time again, as we have so many things to do for the whole family. Whether you are coming up from Seattle or heading in from out-of-state, we welcome you with open arms. We care for our coastal town immensely and know you will, too. Go ahead and take advantage of this walking guide of all the quintessential La Conner sites:

  1. Start in Comfort: La Conner Country Inn

Ideally located in the heart of downtown, La Conner Country Inn is the perfect start to your self-guided walking tour of our lovely town. Our staff is ready to help you pick the right guest room to suit your needs. After a night of blissful relaxation, enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning! 

  1. Museum of Northwest Art

Located across the street, the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) strives to preserve and exhibit art created in the Pacific Northwest. In order to uplift, support, and introduce art to all members of our diverse community, admission is free (donations are highly encouraged).

  1. Pac Nor Westy 

No trip to the PNW is complete without a memorable trinket or two. We suggest you head down the road from MoNA to Pac Nor Westy, a small PNW shop and studio selling ethically sourced goods that celebrate their love of nature and adventure. From shirts to stationary, they have it all. 

  1. Skagit Cellars

After a quick shopping stop, walk over to Skagit Cellars, one of La Conner’s wineries. They are open for a nice lunch sip of wine or if you want to grab a bottle to enjoy back at La Conner Country Inn. Their tasting room is a great place to mingle with guests from all over! It’s right on the Swinomish Channel, so prepare to see some lovely sights. 

  1. handmade. la conner

Furry friends are welcome here! Did we mention we have pet-friendly rooms at La Conner Inn? Well, we do! Back to handmade. la conner—a woman-owned shop specializing in handcrafted skincare, cleaning, and body products. The shop dogs Henrietta & Winston will love meeting your own canine pals. They even have an all-natural pet line

  1. Calico Cupboard Old Town Cafe

Grab a bite of takeout at this homey cafe located right on the gorgeous waterfront. Calico Cupboard Old Town Cafe offers tasty made from scratch meals that make for the best picnic. Order one of their famous cinnamon french toast, alongside their gluten-free turkey chutney. You can even grab some fresh-squeezed lemonade for the whole family! Travel back up the street for a waterside picnic on the boardwalk access

  1. The Old Fir Log

On your way back through downtown, make sure you visit the Old Fir Log. The felled log is from the 13th century and has an interesting timeline, noting different major historical events that correspond to the tree’s growth rings. This log has been in our town since the mid-1950s. It truly is an unusual piece of history! 

  1. End in Comfort: Oyster & Thistle

Congratulations! You have made it back to La Conner Country Inn. Feeling hungry after your daylong walking adventure? We’ve got you covered at the Oyster & Thistle, a wonderful restaurant & pub serving up made from scratch pasta Northwest seafood. It’s conveniently located on the second floor of our inn. 

Book your stay online with La Conner Country Inn now and get ready to fall in love with La Conner!