From fishing to shopping, Burlington should be your destination for family fun. Burlington is often called “Hub city,” as it conveniently sits at the meeting place of Interstate 5 and Highway 20. Rivers and lakes with public access are conveniently located throughout Burlington and these bodies of water are popular fishing destinations for locals and tourists alike. The Skagit River sports everything from cutthroat trout to pink and chinook salmon to sturgeon.
Avalon Golf Links provides premium golfing for anyone looking to play on 27 championship holes. Stay for a bite to eat at the Sweet Bite Cafe, or head out for some shopping.
From Cascade Mall to the Outlets, there is never a shortage of places to shop when you are in Burlington. Over 250 retailers in the city make Burlington your ideal shopping destination. The Outlet Shoppes are conveniently located directly off Interstate 5.
The Children’s Museum of Skagit County reopened in spring 2019 in a new location at the Outlet Shoppes after much anticipation. The new museum includes new exhibits, STEM activities and climbing structures
Visit the Heritage flight museum at Skagit Regional Airport to explore military aircraft and vehicles from WWII and the Vietnam war. Visit during one of their fly days to see some vintage planes tear up that baby blue Washington sky.
The playfields at Skagit River Park are the perfect place to have some family fun. This area sports river access and walking trails as well as horseshoe pits, picnic tables and a play structure. Visit Skagit Skate to speed around the roller rink, or walk the Cascade Trail for views of the North Cascades.
There are plenty of places to stay in Burlington, but even more places to park your RV for a family camping trip. Camp along the river for days of outdoors adventure with your family or friends. Float on the river in the summer heat, or take a kayak on a downstream adventure.
Berry Dairy Days is one of Skagit County’s oldest festivals. It celebrates Burlington’s agricultural history and farming community. The 82nd Annual Berry Dairy Days festival begins June 21 and will be full of family fun activities and truly amazing food. Don’t miss this weekend of everything from delicious strawberry shortcake and craft vendors, to an awe-inspiring fireworks show, to the grand parade and Kiwanis salmon BBQ. There will be live music, big rigs and more.
Make it a day trip or stay awhile – either way Burlington welcomes its visitors with vibrant and fun summer activities.
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