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Burlington (Washington)

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Burlington is a city in the North Cascades region of Washington State.

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By plane[edit]

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.

By car[edit]

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.

By train[edit]

Amtrak Cascades offers service to the Mount Vernon station, which is next to Burlington, to Vancouver and Seattle.

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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., [1]. 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, [2]. 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, [3]. Brand new (March 2008) brewery serving a wide variety of local hand-crafted beers and an extensive food menu. CLOSED  edit
  • Sakura Japanese Steak House, 1830 S Burlington Blvd., 360-588-4821, [4]. 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

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  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1003 Goldenrod Rd, +1 360 755-7338, [5].  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Burlington
Vancouver (via Bc99.png)Bellingham  N noframe S  Mount VernonSeattle
Port TownsendAnacortes  W noframe E  Sedro-WoolleyNorth Cascades N.P.


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