Mount Vernon (Washington)
The easiest and most common way to get to Mount Vernon is via Interstate 5 (or "I-5"), which passes through the city. I-5 gives access from Bellingham and Vancouver, British Columbia to the north, and from Seattle to the south. SR 536 gives access (via SR 20) from Anacortes and Whidbey Island to the west.
Amtrak serves Mount Vernon via its Amtrak Cascades service that runs between between Portland, Seattle and Vancouver twice daily serving Edmonds, Everett, Stanwood, Mt Vernon & Bellingham. Connections from the Empire Builder from Chicago can be made in Everett and from the Coast Starlight coming from Los Angeles can be made in Seattle. is located at 105 E Kincaid St and includes a ticket desk and waiting room.
By busThe central station for Skagit Transit, Island Transit, Amtrak & Greyhound is the Skagit Station located at 105 E Kincaid St in the eastern edge of downtown Mt Vernon, behind the county jail and next to I-5 at Exit #226:
- Skagit Transit public transportation in and around Mt Vernon, Burlington, Sedro Valley and other areas in Skagit County.
- 40X connects with Island Transit Rt#411W from Whidbey Island, and Skagit Transit #410 from Anacortes and the San Juan Ferry Terminal at March's Point Park & Ride.
- 80X Service to Mount Vernon from Bellingham, Alger and Chuckanut P&R. Route operated by Skagit Transit and Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA)
90X connects Chuckanut P&R, Mount Vernon and S Mt Vernon P&R with Everett, where transfers from Sound Transit buses from Seattle are possible.
Public transportation in Mount Vernon is available via the Skagit Transit bus service. Cost for bus service is extremely reasonable. However the buses do not run at night, so you have to be careful you do not get stranded.
Due to the size of the city, it is easy to travel by bike.
Tulip FestivalEvery year during the month of April, to the delight of local businesses and irritation of local residents, the city celebrates the bloom of the colorful tulips. Thousands of Washingtonians and international visitors flock to see the endless fields of tulips just outside the city limits that paint the Skagit Valley more brilliantly than a Dutch impressionist could. During the peak of the festival, First Street is closed downtown and local artists set up stalls. Partly as a result of this, at the height of the festival traffic downtown gets congested. It is therefore advisable to use Best Road instead to reach the tulip fields.
phone: +1-360-416-4934address: Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Millett RdUsually celebrated during mid-July. A shuttle runs from the "County" parking lot at the Kincaid Street exit off I-5.
phone: +1-360-757-8888address: 550 Cascade Mall DrA fun diversion for children.
phone: +1-360-336-8955address: 712 South First St.A 1920s-era movie theater with art-deco decor. It is now a combination performance theater and movie theater.
phone: +1 360 424-7171address: 2030 Riverside Dr
address: 327 E College Wayice cream, restaurant with American food
phone: +1 360 419-0674address: 100 W Montgomery, STE 110Italian, Old Town Grainery Building
phone: +1 360 428-3081address: 1633 Riverside DrA 24-hour drive-through espresso stand that offers a large variety of flavors of coffee, espresso, Italian sodas, and other specialty drinks, in addition to pastries, bottled beverages, and cigarettes. Close to the freeway with amazing customer service! Try a Mythical White Mocha or a Nutty Yeti Latte!
phone: +1 360 707-8177address: 1304 Memorial HighwayA locally owned drive thru espresso stand located in west side Mount Vernon, with a large variety of coffee, espresso, breakfast foods and Italian sodas.
phone: +1 360-837-8852address: 110 Stewart Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273A local micro brewery open to the public that brews and serves a multitude of beers for all palates.