Main Street Spotlight: Mount Vernon

Main Street Spotlight: Mount Vernon

Located in Skagit County, Mount Vernon is known for its France-like climate and dazzling tulip fields in the spring. Historic downtown Mount Vernon features quaint buildings dating back to the late 1800s. This charming city is filled with history, scenery and great places to shop and dine.

Start your visit with a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk overlooking the Skagit River, which leads you into downtown. On Thursday evenings in the summer, the Riverwalk comes alive with free concerts - a mix of family-friendly music by regional artists. During the Mount Vernon Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm, you can peruse tempting offerings like baked goods, coffee, local honey, fresh farm produce as well as handmade items by area artisans.

Mount Vernon is a shopping destination with boutiques, gift shops, and even a formal gown shop.

Did you know that the Tulip Tower in downtown Mount Vernon is a 90-foot iconic structure that used to be a smokestack from the Carnation condensery? In 2007, the tulip artwork got a facelift with fresh red and purple paint.

Step back into time at the Old Grainery Building that is home to the Olde Towne Grainery Tearoom & Galleria and the Il Granaio Italian restaurant. If comfort pub food is more your speed, check out Skagit River Brewery offering mouth-watering burgers, wood-fired pizza and a wide selection of house-made ales.

Whether you visit Mount Vernon for a few hours or stay the weekend and take in all this scenic community has to offer, it will surely become one of your favorite destinations!

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