Burlington does not have an airport which has commercial service. You need to fly into one of these airports and drive or take a bus to Burlington.
Bellingham International Airport: closest airport with commercial service to Burlington but has limited connections. See Bellingham#Get in for more details. Get to Burlington by going south from the airport on I-5.
Seattle International Airport: South of Seattle, this is the closest main airport. To get to Burlington from the airport, go north on I-5 for about 80 miles to Burlington. See Seattle#Get in for details.
Vancouver International Airport: Although it lies across the international border, the Airport really isn't that far and can be useful in some occasions. See Vancouver#Get in for details.
Burlington lies at the intersection of WA-20 and I-5.
From Seattle, take I-5 north about 65 miles (a little more than an hour without traffic) to Burlington.
From Vancouvertake BC-99 and I-5 south for about 80 miles to Burlington.
From Eastern Washington: in summer you can take SR-20 (the North Cascades Hwy) across from the Methow Valley area, in winter WA-20 is closed and you must take US-2 or I-90 to the Puget sound area and then drive north to Burlington.
Burlington has recently been overrun by sprawl-type restaurant chains. But there are still a few quality places to eat.
El Gitano - Burlington, 624 E. Fairhaven Ave., . The original location of the local family-run Mexican restaurant chain. They feature fresh ingredients and attention to authenticity from family recipes.edit
Tacos Guaymas, 590 S Burlington Blvd.. Tacos Guaymas is a local's favorite featuring a variety of Mexican restaurant plates, and taqueria dishes. The burritos are delicious and huge.edit
Cafe Burlington, 331 East Fairhaven, . Cafe Burlington emphasizes local and homemade foods that emphasize the best of what Skagit County has to offer.edit
Cascade Brewery, 400 W. Rio Vista Ave, . Brand new (March 2008) brewery serving a wide variety of local hand-crafted beers and an extensive food menu. CLOSEDedit
Sakura Japanese Steak House, 1830 S Burlington Blvd., ☎ 360-588-4821, . Japanese steakhouse where the chefs prepare your dish on a hot grill right in front of you. Also features a sushi bar, and many other Japanese food selections.edit