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.
We are Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, a local non-profit association dedicated to serving visitors. Our main Visitor Center at I-5 Exit 253, 904 Potter St. in Bellingham is open 9am to 5pm daily (Pacific Standard Time, excluding major holidays). Our downtown Bellingham Info Center at 1306 Commercial St. is open Mon-Sat. 11am to 3pm. We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
The Gates are Open to Bellingham’s New Waterfront Trail
July 27th, 2015 by Todd Elsworth
You can start from the Hotel Bellwether and take the new Waterfront Trail to wind around the old Georgia-Pacific ASB (Aeration Stabilization Basin) Pond for great views of Bellingham Bay and the islands on the horizon to the south. The route provides an accessible trail from Bellwether Way to the ASB breakwater with hidden beach […]
Back-to-School Clothes Shopping in Fairhaven and Downtown Bellingham
July 27th, 2015 by Teresa Schmidt
The calendar still says “July,” but since Bellingham schools are starting early this year (August 26!)¬†it’s not too early to start shopping for back-to-school duds for the young ones. And besides, my sources tell me it’s the perfect¬†time to catch some sizzlin’¬†sales on summer things‚ÄĒand we all know there’s plenty of summer to go here¬†in […]