Mount Vernon Day Trip

Mount Vernon Day Trip

Mount Vernon is known for its dazzling tulip fields in the spring. Visitors marvel at how they compare to the prolific colorful blooms found in Holland. Historic downtown Mount Vernon features quaint buildings dating back to the late 1800s. It makes for the perfect day trip or weekend getaway!

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 Il Granaio italian restaurant and Olde Towne Grainery Tearoom. You'll feel like a Brit when you enjoy their elegant tea service and delicious savory sandwiches, quiches, and sweets.

Mount Vernon boasts beautiful parks, farms, wildlife areas, the Skagit River, and more. You can go birdwatching or on a scenic hike, take a Skagit river tour and have a picnic with your Farmer's Market finds! Whatever activities you choose, you'll be wowed by the picturesque surroundings.

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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