Save Gas. Vacation in Your Own Backyard.
With record-high gas prices forcing people to stay closer to home instead of driving or flying long distances, La Conner is offering “Staycationers” the opportunity to save money and get treated like a local. “I’ve seen a trend of guests coming from near-by communities that are first time La Conner visitors” quotes Shelly Davis, Queen of Valley Inn owner. Local hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts are offering gas cards, discounts or upgrades with a 3 night stay. Along with deals, discounts and coupons on lodging, guests can show their “Staycation I.D” and get rewarded at La Conner restaurants with offers such as free appetizers or desserts, or 10-20% off their total meal ticket. La Conner boutiques & galleries are also joining in with staycation specials, discounts and coupons.
LaConnerChamber.com offers a central reservation center utilizing Webervations Software. “I’ve noticed people are vacationing in La Conner as an alternative to flying or driving farther away because of the increasing price of gas” said Marci Plank, Executive Director of La Conner Chamber of Commerce.
Historic waterfront La Conner, founded as a fishing port in the 1880’s, retains much of its architectural history, with 160 buildings listed on the National Historic Register. In 1937, Morris Graves, who was to become a painter of international renown, came to town and brought his artist friends. These bohemians mixed with rough and tumble fishermen, tow boatmen, and farm hands. This mix of art and fishing and farming is what’s interesting and unusual of what is now a Pacific Northwest tourist destination. Bordered by the Swinomish Channel and the San Juan Islands, the lush farmland of the Skagit Valley, and the glacial peaks of the North Cascades....La Conner offers the stunning natural beauty of its surroundings, along with boutiques, art galleries, fine restaurants and three museums. Spring brings the world famous Tulip Festival. Summer in La Conner offers biking, boating, fishing and kayaking. Fall offers up the bounty of the growing season’s end with the Festival of Family Farms. Winter flies in the famous snow geese.
La Conner is located about one hour north of Seattle, one hour south of Vancouver, BC and can be accessed via I-5, by sea via the Swinomish Channel or Deception Pass.
- Contact Information
- Marci Plank
- Executive Director
- La Conner Chamber of Commerce
- Contact via E-mail
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