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La Conner is located in the beautiful Skagit Valley on the Salish Sea. It is a wonderful weekend get-away destination. La Conner is an historic waterfront village with great restaurants, quaint boutiques, and fabulous galleries. La Conner has ten blocks of locally-owned galleries and boutiques. Visitors can find everything from snack food to gourmet fare at one of its restaurants. For overnight stays, lodgings range from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious waterfront accommodations.

Every third Saturday, La Conner has an "Art Walk" featuring local and Skagit Valley artists. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and islands, La Conner offers limitless outdoor activities. Every April, La Conner sponsors the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival where 60 varieties of tulips bloom across 162 hectares. La

The Port of Skagit and La Conner have a cool-summer Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild rainy winters. Being so near the sea, the Port of Skagit has an Oceanic climate with frequent clouds and fog. The summer brings sunny dry days with little rain. Temperatures in the Port of Skagit and La Conner range from an average high of about 16°C (62°F) in August to an average low of 4°C (40°F) in December and January. Precipitation reaches a high in November at about 11 centimeters (4.25 inches) and reaches a low of 2.5 centimeters (just over one inch) in July. Humidity levels are stable in the Port of Skagit at about 90%, rising slightly in October and November. Snowfall is limited in the Port of Skagit, coming from mid-October through mid-April and peaking in January at about 15 centimeters (six inches).

La Conner's Museum of Northwest Art (MONA) is a 1148 square meter (12 thousand square foot) facility on First Street that shows works by the Northwest School and emerging Pacific Northwest artists. Works include paintings, glass, sculpture, and works on paper. The permanent collection includes works from more than 2500 contemporary artists from the early 20th Century to modern times. The MONA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm (opens at noon on Sunday and Monday). Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is located in the city's historic Gaches Mansion. One of few United States quilt museums, it features a new show every three months. The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit quilts and textiles from all over the world, to offer educational experiences, and to preserve the Gaches Mansion. Covering three stories, the museum shows textiles and quilts, emphasizing the Northwest, from traditional to contemporary designs. The first floor also has an exhibit of Victorian-era furnishings. Closed on major holidays, this popular La Conner museum is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 11am until 5pm. On Monday and Tuesday, visitors can make an appointment to visit. Admission is $7 for non-members and $5 for students and military. Admission is free for members and children under twelve.

Located atop La Conner Hill, the Skagit County Historical Museum has three galleries presenting Skagit Valley history. The museum's deck also affords wonderful views of the surrounding farmland and the Cascade Mountains.

Each year, the Arts Commission and the town of La Conner join to gather a collection of outdoor sculptures to show throughout the business district for the annual Art Walk. Visitors can get guide maps at the Visitor Center or Town Hall or by visiting the town website.

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