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 Power of Live Music at The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham
August 22nd, 2016 by Lorraine Wilde
Also known as The Buffalo, The Wild Buffalo House of Musicâ€™s primary focus is to provide a stage for the widest variety of live music in the Bellingham region. Delivering reggae, hip hop, funk, soul, Americana, and electronic to name just a few, The Buffalo promotes live music, supports local musicians, and provides a safe, […]
A Day on the Farm at Hovander Homestead Park
August 15th, 2016 by Hilary Parker
My first trip to Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale was as a child. My mother had visited, and thought I would enjoy seeing the historic home, barn and surrounding park lands. It made enough of an impression that, years later, I brought my own children. The Hovander Homestead became a park in 1971. The remaining […]
Whatcom County Bed and Breakfasts deliver personal charm
August 15th, 2016 by Lauren Kramer
Choosing the right room for the night is like selecting new clothing. Just as apparel appeals based on individual style and taste, so too do different offerings in the hospitality industry. Some choose hotels, others motels or Airbnb offerings. But if youâ€™re looking for a more intimate, personalized experience when you book an overnight or […]
Hiking Heliotrope Ridge Trail to Mount Baker’s Glaciers
August 15th, 2016 by Todd Elsworth
Just past the town of Glacier, WA is Glacier Creek Road (Forest Service Road 39) that leads to the Heliotrope Ridge trailhead and yup, you guessed it- GLACIERS! For the curious and inexperienced in alpine travel, here’s a great spot to get up close (with some effort) to take in a couple of Mount Baker’s […]