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.
The Big Cheese: Whatcom Cheese makers are the Cream of the Crop
June 20th, 2016 by Lauren Kramer
If you love cheese, youâ€™ll want to know this: back in 2005 there were just six cheese makers in Washington State. Fast forward 11 years and we now boast a whopping 71 artisans who are passionate about their product, fastidious about the source of their ingredients and creators of some of the richest, creamiest, most […]
Top 5 Parks for Kids in Bellingham and Whatcom County
June 13th, 2016 by Hilary Parker
When I first published my list of the Top 5 parks for kids in Whatcom County two years ago Â I had a solid slate of parks to choose from. Since then, we have both new and improved parks that have wowed my panel of â€śjudgesâ€ť (my kids and their friends), ranging in age from 5-12. […]
Marine Drive Trail and Park Offer Spectacular Views of Bellingham Bay
June 6th, 2016 by Todd Elsworth
Within walking distance from the Bellingham International Airport is the Marine Drive Trail and Park. Or you can drive or ride your bike to the parking lot at 1025 Marine Dr. A picnic table and benches along the way look out over Bellingham Bay as you wind through the short trail on the bluff. Looking […]
Car Shows in Whatcom County, Washington
June 1st, 2016 by Annette
Artistic curves, kaleidoscopic colors, and the shine â€“ oh the shine. This is the view of a car show on a beautiful, cloudless summer day in Whatcom County. Itâ€™s the history that draws me in. I imagine a local family out for a slow Sunday drive as I admire a 1911 Model T. Or I […]