Annual tulip festival, Roozengarde
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Since moving to Seattle in 2010, I'd always heard about this spot being a massive tourist draw, but one really needs to visit it to see the extent of its popularity. I'd never really driven up north before, so I enjoyed the drive more than anything else. It took me about 1 hour to reach Mount Vernon but who's to complain, it was beautiful!
There are several spots they show the tulips so I chose Roozengarde as my first taste. The carpark, well, makeshift carpark went on and on , on a gravel road. So many people! And a huge huge queue of people waiting to get in. The tackiest part about this place is they grow tulips right as you enter, talk about tourist trap.
But for a first timer for this kind of thing (I'd NEVER been to tulip field before), it was amazing.
As I mentioned earlier, I had heard about this being *the* tourist attraction mid Spring, but the crowds were insanely mind boggling. I mean so many, literally from all walks of life. And this place is a photog's dream. Not just for the tulips, but the setting with the Cascades in the background. Plus, it was a sunny day so that was extra reason for Seattlers to step out.