Mount Vernon, Washington, is on the Skagit River and close to Skagit and Padilla Bays. The city provides easy access to everything Seattle has to offer, while still giving visitors a taste of the outdoor activities available in the area. For a day trip, we suggest:
- Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information on all that the city has to offer, including activities, hotels, restaurants and attractions.
- The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is an annual festival with hundreds of acres of tulips. Visitors can drive to farms in the area with hundreds of tulip variations and attend numerous events throughout the month-long festival.
- Bay View State Park is primarily a camping area with cabins available to rent. Visitors can enjoy the shoreline, boating, fishing, hiking and swimming. This park is also part of the Pacific Northwest Trail, a 1,200 trail mile ranging from the Continental Divide to the Olympic National Forest.
- The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1926, was originally a vaudeville and silent movie theater complete with a full organ. Now showing movies, plays and concerts, the Lincoln Theatre is one of a few theaters in the country with the original organ.