Close your eyes and imagine this! Tulips spanning across never ending fields in every color of the spectrum that you can think of with the Cascade mountain range creating a picturesque backdrop to the same! Well, you’d want to be transported to that scene immediately, wouldn’t you?
Well, you can! (Though it is only open till 30th April, hence my apologies on the late review) The Skagit Valley Tulip festival held at Mount Vernon in Washington runs every year from April 1st to 30th and the experience is unparalleled.
After hearing a ton about the same, we decided to head out to check this gorgeous festival and boy! we had a whale of a time soaking in these gorgeous sights! The good news is that you can reach this festival in an hour and a half from Downtown Seattle. The not so good news, is that it is mostly rainy and windy, but hey! This is Washington that we are talking about! 😉
The festival is extremely well organized with an extremely big parking area next to the fields from where the festival is only a 2 minute walk. The lines are organized and it will not take you more than 5 minutes to get into the fields (Tip: Carry cash to enter as the cash line is way quicker than the card/ other modes of payment line)
Once you’re in, the world is your oyster! You can either walk the entire length and breadth of the fields admiring the beautiful tulips, clicking photographs, enjoying some hot espresso, buying tulip bulbs and having the most amazing weekend!
Given below are some do’s and don’ts as you plan a trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip festival:
- Carry a camera (An iphone 7 does a great job too FYI)
- Wear waterproof footwear
- Carry an umbrella/ raincoat
- Wear clothing that protects you from the cold, yet is good at soaking in water
- Wear waterproof make-up