Believe it or not, this tulip festival actually isn’t in Holland! This is at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, Washington, USA, which is about an hour drive from Seattle. Although the actual drive is supposed to be an hour, it will probably be 1.5-2 hours to get there because you’ll most likely get stuck in traffic waiting at the freeway exit to get to this little town because everyone is driving up from the city to see the tulips. Be sure to get there early to avoid traffic.
The tulip festival isn’t held in just one location. There are tulip fields and gardens scattered about in the area. You can go to RoozenGaarde or Tulip Town. RoozenGaarde had a loooooooooong line and we were more interested in seeing the tulip fields instead of a garden, so we opted for Tulip Town, which didn’t have a line at all. Woohoo! Parking can get crazy (we were lucky and arrived right when another car was leaving) but the good news is: parking is free! Be sure to bring cash with you though. It costs $7 a person to go see the tulips.
It can get muddy out in the fields, so be sure to bring rain boots! I’m wearing Hunter Boots in red and practically wear them everyday from fall to early spring. They’re easy to slip on and off and I don’t have to worry about my feet and legs getting wet. Super helpful when you live in a rainy city like Seattle! Since it was finally spring and sunny, I finally got to use my cute blush pink purse I found at Ross for $10.99!
You’re not allowed to walk into the fields, so you’ll have to stand near the edge. With the right angle, you can make it look like you’re surrounded by flowers 🙂
There’s rows and rows and millions of tulips in so many different colors but these pink ones were my favorite.
The tulips were in full bloom this weekend (mid-April) and lucky for us, it was sunny! We spent almost 2 hours walking around taking pictures. The tulips being at full bloom can’t be predicted of course, but the festival takes place every April if you want to plan a visit to Washington state. Just cross your fingers that the tulips will be bloomed during your visit!
And let’s end this post with this cute picture of my 9 month old niece. See you next post! Bye bye~