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San Juan Island
I-5, Exits 229 -232
Shop ‘til you drop in this riverside town.
Burlington may be the gateway to the breathtaking North Cascades National Park, but don’t let those gorgeous peaks draw you out of town quite yet.
Located just across the Skagit River from Mount Vernon, this commercial hot spot is the crossroads of northwest Washington and home to numerous retail outlets making shopping the name of the game here.
Browse the Outlet Shoppes at Burlington to find the best deals around at stores such as Helly Hansen, Gap, Lululemon Athletica, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Coach, Nine West and more. Can’t find what you’re looking for at the outlets? Just down the road, the Cascade Mall offers more shopping, great dining options and first-run movies at the Loews Cineplex.
Once you’re all shopped out, head toward downtown Burlington to get a taste of the city’s past as the region’s railway hub. Historic Fairhaven Avenue is lined with locally owned shops, restaurants and service businesses.
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GROWNUPS ONLY (21+): Check out the Train Wreck Bar and Grill for a unique take on bar food. Serving up locally-sourced produce, meats and artisan breads, the food here is all homegrown and delicious. Stop by for a pint and the steak salad, and cheer with the rest of the patrons when a freight train rumbles by.
MODEL PLANE OR CAR ON THE FRITZ? Head over to the Performance R C Hobbies (320 E. Fairhaven Ave.) for the northwest’s largest selection of model car, airplane and helicopter parts around.
LOOKING FOR FRESH PRODUCE? The Sakuma brothers have been growing strawberries in Skagit Valley since 1948. Spend the day at their farm and enjoy the sunshine. There are picnic tables around the grounds, u-pick fields and a children’s play area. Jump on the tractor-pulled trailer to the u-pick fields or hop on the barrel train for the kids. Don’t forget to order an award-winning berry milkshake while you’re there. sakumamarketstand.com