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 Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 3pm.
We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
Feel the Concert: Bellingham Music Film Festival in April
March 20th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
Bellingham is home to a thriving music and film community.Â Throughout the year, this creative group hosts a number of Bellingham film festivals. April 6 – 8, 2017, the Bellingham Music Film Festival will present a collection of music videos, documentaries, and narrative pieces by regional, national, and student filmmakers from around the world. This annual […]
Leaf and Ladle Restaurant Delivers Home-Style Cuisine in Bellingham
March 13th, 2017 by Lauren Kramer
There are lots of eateries that boast home-style food, but the fare at Leaf & Ladle at 113 N. State Street in Bellingham is the real thing â€“ made with the TLC of a mom who knows exactly what sheâ€™s doing in the kitchen. Linda Melim opened her restaurant three-and-a-half years ago as a go-to […]
Experiencing Theater with the Kids at Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden
March 13th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
Iâ€™ll admit, when my kids were younger I had no desire to take them to a movie or some kind of live theater performance. It was far too likely theyâ€™d cause a ruckus or claim they needed to go potty every 10 minutes. So we never really got into the habit of going to musical […]
Rounding Up Bellingham’s Craft Brewery Scene
March 6th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
So much beer, so little time. With a dozen brewery locations now operating in Bellingham and Whatcom County, it can be tricky to keep track of them all. And there are many variables to consider when choosing your watering hole. Which ones offer food? Can you bring the kids? Fido? Do they offer happy hour? […]