Bellingham, Whatcom County Welcomes You!
Visit Bellingham, Washington for a fun getaway filled with magnificent scenery, a culture of outdoor recreation, Western Washington University, the Alaska Ferry, the Canadian border, Mt. Baker, the Salish Sea, local food, spirits, art and music.
These are all part of the genuine Bellingham Experience. We encourage you to simply Be in Bellingham and our surrounding Whatcom County.
This site is loaded with travel info including lodging, restaurants, things to do, local businesses, resources and insider advice for a personal visit, group convention, or general community information.
Our main Visitor Center at I-5 Exit 253, 904 Potter St. in Bellingham is open 9am to 5pm.(Pacific Standard Time, excluding major holidays).
Our downtown Bellingham Info Center at 1306 Commercial Street is open Monday-Saturday. 11am to 3pm during the winter months.
We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
Outdoor Gear Rentals and Services in Whatcom County
December 7th, 2016 by Annette
Ready to get onto the snow, but need to rent some gear before heading up to Mt. Baker? Bellingham has several options available. Here is a list to get you started. AMERICAN ALPINE INSTITUTE EQUIPMENT SHOP 1513 12th Street Bellingham, Washington 360-671-1570 (Hours: Monday to Friday 10-6) RENTALS Snowsports Â Skis Splitboards Boots Skins Poles Snowshoes […]
Restaurants open in Bellingham and Whatcom County on Christmas Day
December 6th, 2016 by Annette
Looking for a great meal for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Here are some delicious options available throughout Whatcom County. Most require reservations, so be sure to call ahead. Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pwky., Blaine, WA, 360-318-2000 Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pierside Kitchen, prix fixe menu. The dinner is $49 per […]
Sweet Treats to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth: Bellingham Dessert Shops
December 5th, 2016 by Lauren Kramer
It happens to the best of us: that sugary craving takes a hold and wonâ€™t let us go until weâ€™ve found something rich, decadent and utterly delicious in which to sink our teeth. There are degrees of delicious, of course, so next time youâ€™re in the vise-like grip of a sweet obsession, check out these […]
Be a Kid at Any Age with Bellingham Circus Guild
December 5th, 2016 by Lorraine Wilde
I only got to go to the circus a coupleÂ ofÂ times as a child, but each visit was magical. I remember every minute spent in the warm, glowing lights, the constant wonder and giggling, and each unexpected new experience. Whatcom County is fortunate to have the Bellingham Circus Guild, a small group of tight-knit circus arts […]