Washington in Bloom: Visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The tulips at Holland’s Keukenhof may be in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, but Roozengaarde in Mt. Vernon, Washington is just as bucket list-worthy. And considerably more convenient to get to.

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Located about an hour north of Seattle, the fields of tulips and daffodils, set against a gorgeous mountain backdrop, stretch as far as the eye can see. The annual festival of flowers is a favorite of photographers, tourists, families and locals. The rows and rows of colorful blooms are not to be missed!

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Though the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs throughout April, this may be the last weekend to see the blooms in all their glory, thanks to the amazing sunshine we’ve had lately.

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After a stroll around the fields, pop in the gift shop for your own bouquet of tulips and a bag of fresh kettle corn for the ride home.  

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Tip: If you’re planning to head up on Saturday, be sure to get there early to beat the traffic and crowds. Don’t forget your selfie stick. Trust me, you’ll want it.

For more information about the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, visit Roozengaarde’s website.

- Caitlin Huson, TWIF Blogger