La Conner, WA

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LA Conner | WA

pacific northwest

 

Arrival Date: 2019-05-18

Departure Date: 2019-06-02

Campground/RV Park: La Conner Campground

Reason for Visit: We had heard good things and it’s convenient to the San Juan islands where we wanted to kayak and hopefully spot some orcas.

Things to do:

  • Anelia’s Kitchen and Stage is a Polish restaurant with great food (get the sampler) and live entertainment. Make sure to check the music schedule and hours in general as they close pretty early during quiet times of the year.

  • Swinomish Casino and Lodge is a newer, clean casino with live acts on the weekends. Bet $5 on a slot machine and went home with $320. Not bad!

  • Swinomish Golf Course is a very reasonably priced, laid back course that’s in pretty decent shape.

  • San Juan Island is a short ferry ride from Anacortes. We went on a see kayaking tour with Sea Quest Expeditions.

  • The Oyster & Thistle Restaurant & Pub is a little bit on the pricey side but has great food and the downstairs pub has a great atmosphere.

  • Bow, WA is a cute little town sort of in the middle of nowhere. We checked out Breadfarm which was a great little bakery.

  • Mt Eerie is a great little 1,000 ft elevation hike with amazing views at the end.

  • Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers great hikes around the lake with amazing views of Mt. Baker.

  • Skagit Speedway is a local racetrack with a family friendly atmosphere. Worth checking out a night of racing.

Good Place to Work: Stompin Grounds Coffee Co. is a really cute coffee/ice cream shop that was converted from a green house. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, good coffee, delicious ice cream, ok wifi, and a lot of local banter. While there isn’t a bathroom there is a porta-potty in the garden.

We are back in Seattle, well Fall City, on our way back up to La Push. Amanda is off at a bachelorette party in Charleston while Dave and Ozzy hold down the fort at Tall Chief RV Resort. It’s been raining non-stop both in Portland and now here in Seattle. Every now and then the sun pops out for an hour or two but man, this rain is really putting a damp-er on things.

 
 

The Thousand Trails campground in La Conner is on a great piece of land right on the water.

 

Deception Pass is a beautiful state park with 30+ trails and amazing views.