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 Monday-Friday & 10am to 4pm Saturday-Sunday during the 2015-2016 winter. (Pacific Standard Time, excluding major holidays).
Note: We are currently remodeling the main Visitor Center, which could affect our availability. Please feel free to call us (360.671.3990) to find out if our Visitor Center is open.
Our downtown Bellingham Info Center at 1306 Commercial Street is open Monday-Saturday. 11am to 3pm.
We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
Holiday Arts Markets in Whatcom County
November 23rd, 2015 by Teresa Schmidt
Remember all those holiday gifts you were going to knit, sew, make or build? Are youÂ running out of time? Fear not–you can still have a homemade holiday! Thanks to the many talented artists, craftspeople and food makers in Whatcom County, you don’t need time or talentÂ to give gifts made by hand and from the heart. […]
Bluebird Opening Day at Mount Baker Ski Area
November 20th, 2015 by Todd Elsworth
We are proud to be the first ski area in Washington State to be open for the 2015-2016 season! The Mount Baker Ski Area opened yesterday, Nov. 18, with bluebird skies. The crowds lined up early to get on the chair and seek fresh tracks! The Area reported 34 inches at Heather Meadows and 63 […]
Guide to Bellingham Cocktail Week
November 16th, 2015 by Teresa Schmidt
For fourÂ years now, Bellingham beer lovers have had a week (plus a few days) all to themselves, to indulge in everything even remotely beer-related, from brewery tours and food pairings to tap takeoversÂ and fun runs. And todayÂ I’m beyond excited to announce the inaugural Bellingham Cocktail Week, when cocktail aficionados will do the same. Minus the […]
Mindport: A magical adventure in downtown Bellingham
November 12th, 2015 by Hilary Parker
Itâ€™s not often you hear the phrase â€śItâ€™s OK to put your hands in the tornado,â€ť but isnâ€™t it great when you do? Thatâ€™s just part of the magic visitors can experience at one of Bellinghamâ€™s best-kept secrets: Mindport. OK, Iâ€™ll admit I hadnâ€™t been to Mindport in a loong time â€“ perhaps before my […]