Hello, I saw on tulipfestival.org that with daffodils blooming now and tulips usually blooming three weeks later, it looks like there will be color the first week of April and most certainly the second week through the end of the month. I'm trying to book my flight to Seattle for a quick weekend trip (2-3 nights) and rent a car to see the tulips. I know it's dependent on nature, but do you think I'm safe booking the third weekend/Easter weekend 19th-20th? I saw some photos online of many tulips already being cut from the fields near the end of the festival; is that usually the last weekend of the festival?
I've also read about the traffic jam on weekends. Would it help to leave earlier or later and spend the night in La Conner? Thanks!