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 5pm.
We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
DIY Crafts: Pottery, Painting and Soap Making in Whatcom County
July 17th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
Feeling creative? Finding arts and crafts outlets for my creativity is exciting, relaxing, productive and fun–all at once! Bellingham and Whatcom County have a number of satisfying ways to quench your creative thirst. Local businesses able you to make your own ceramics and pottery, paintings and soap so you can hone your craft, decorate your […]
Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise: The World is Your Oyster
July 17th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
A rousing mix of classic rock and country music plays as I sip Icicle Brewingâ€™s Dark Persuasion, squinting into the sunlight. Itâ€™s the quintessential Bellingham summertime activity: beer and music by the bay. Only this time, the experience proves even more sublime. Iâ€™m on a boat, Bellingham Bay underfoot. The world is my oyster. San […]
10 Hoppin’ Music Venues in Bellingham and Whatcom County
July 10th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
Whether you love rock, hip-hop, jazz, blues, soul, folk, or classical, Whatcom County has it covered any night of the week with a variety of live music venues. You can dance, bang your head, or sit and enjoy a savory snack and a drink, this list of my favorite venues will sate any music-loverâ€™s quest […]
Lummi Island Guided Culinary Foraging Trip with Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures
July 3rd, 2017 by Todd Elsworth
Curious about foraging in the Salish Sea, I recently set out on a tasting adventure by sea kayak off Lummi Island. We met our guide, Kristi with Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures, at the world famous Willows Inn on Lummi Island.Â There were two couples and myself who had signed up for theÂ Wild Foraging Educational TourÂ sea kayaking […]