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.
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Whatcom County
February 1st, 2016 by Teresa Schmidt
It’s time for Super Bowl 50, and for all of usÂ Seattle Seahawks fans, it’s more than a little disappointing that we won’t be inÂ the big game. But, there’s always next season, right? And by now, we’ve had enough time to accept our fate and work up some excitementÂ for Super Bowl Sunday. Sure,Â the level of enthusiasmÂ won’tÂ be […]
Discovering Artifacts Restaurant and Wine Bar in Downtown Bellingham
February 1st, 2016 by Lauren Kramer
If you love good wine and sophisticated munchies, put Artifacts on your calendar. The new restaurant in Bellingham’s Lightcatcher Museum has a cozy interior with 18 seats (open year-round) and a massive courtyard that will open for outdoor dining in the spring and summer. The space was recently transformed by new owners Jeff Wicklund, who […]
Winter on the Mount Baker Highway – Alpine Sunsets atop Huntoon Point
January 25th, 2016 by Todd Elsworth
The recent clear skies and plentiful snow in the North Cascades are refreshing for the soul. Once you get a taste, you have to go back. Soon! The end of the Mount Baker Highway is our launch point. We were up for a quick drive and a guaranteed spectacular alpine sunset. It was a quickie […]
Find Fresh, Classic and On-Trend Home Decor at Grandiflora in Lynden
January 25th, 2016 by Teresa Schmidt
This time of year, we seem to spend more time at home, waiting for the rainÂ to let up so we can get out and play. But if you’re like me, you also welcome the chance to slow down, hibernate a bit and recharge the batteries. Being home feels good during winter’s dark days and long […]