Weekend Adventures: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Weekend Adventures: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Yesterday Jules and I hit the road with our friend Sarah and headed up to Mount Vernon for one of my favorite springtime traditions, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Mount Vernon is about an hour and a half north of Seattle, so it was the perfect excuse to pile into the car for a mini road trip (and of course do some outlet shopping on the way home). The Tulip Festival at its peak is absolutely breathtaking – sweeping, gorgeous vistas of tulips in explosive technicolor stretching out in every direction. We went at the tail end of the festival (the tulips bloomed early this year), but obviously there was still plenty of loveliness to be seen. Several farms participate in the festival; we chose Roozengaarde, which features beautifully landscaped gardens in addition to the sprawling fields of flowers.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA

Guys, this photo isn’t even touched up. The flowers are THAT STUNNING.

 

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA

Wandering through the garden

 

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA Yellow tulips DSC_0414

Roozengaarde - Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA

Have you been to the Tulip Festival? If you’re visiting the Pacific Northwest in April, it definitely deserves a spot on your itinerary. (If you’re a local and you’ve never been…get on it, girl!)

β™₯ Mil

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