La Conner Wants to Serve You Dinner

Score dinner and a room at Taste of La Conner.

By Allison Williams June 8, 2011

This is what rush hour looks like in La Conner.

Photo by Walter Siegmund.

The Skagit Bay-area town of La Conner is known for its longtime tulip tradition and historic charm, but this Friday’s Taste of La Conner food festival is decidedly fresh. Restaurants around town dish up small tastes of their specialties, cutting back on all that time you normally spend agonizing between having pizza or Thai food for dinner.

Two local hotels, the La Conner Country Inn and Channel Lodge, are taking advantage of the one-night fest, offering cozy (as in comfortable, not tiny) rooms for $149-$189. The Channel Lodge rooms offer jetted tubs and a view of the Swinomish Channel, the placid waterway that connects the Skagit Bay to the Padilla Bay near Anacortes. Lean out the window for a glimpse of the town’s Rainbow Bridge—though it’s just plain orange in color. The inland Country Inn, on the other hand, boasts down comforters and in-room fireplaces. At both, your ticket to Taste of La Conner is included.

Call 360-466-1500 or head online to book ASAP; the offer is good for this Friday night only.

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