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 3pm.
We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
Ski to Sea: Where to Celebrate with Bellingham Beer
May 22nd, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
Ski to Sea ‚ÄĒ Whatcom County‚Äôs epic Memorial Day Weekend race ‚ÄĒ takes place May 28, 2017. Known as ‚Äúthe original adventure race‚ÄĚ, this annual tradition began in 1973 and is still going strong over 40 years later. Teams begin at Mount Baker ski area, traversing 93 miles over a seven-leg relay. Officially, it all […]
10 Ways to Appreciate the Visual Arts of Bellingham and Whatcom County
May 22nd, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
You can get to know a lot about a community by the art being produced within it. Bellingham and Whatcom County host a complex, vibrant arts scene that includes a wide array, from the¬†performing arts and poetry to the vastness of the visual arts. Here are just a sampling of the galleries, museums, guilds, events […]
SKI to SEA Kicks Off Race Season in Bellingham and 12 Weeks of Summer Events
May 19th, 2017 by Todd Elsworth
Each weekend in and around Bellingham there is inevitably a race¬†or some fun outdoors event that brings the community and visitors together to enjoy sports and our recreational bounty. The full scope is outlined at BasecampBellingham.org . The “Grand Daddy” of them all is the iconic SKI to SEA Race on the Sunday of Memorial […]
See the Real Bellingham At Commercial Street Night Market
May 15th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
There’s no better way to get to know a town than by going to their public market. In addition to the Saturday Farmers Market, Downtown Bellingham has taken it one step further. The Commercial Street Night Market, hosted by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, is the perfect way to kick off a weekend and get to […]