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.
Menace Brewing: The Fountain Districtâ€™s Neighborhood Brewery
February 20th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
Bellingham’s Fountain District has been devoid of a neighborhood watering hole for far too long. Enter Menace Brewing: the long-anticipated brewery and taproom transplant from Ferndale. Shuttered in 2015 to uproot and move to Bellingham, Menace is now back in action as the Fountain Districtâ€™s neighborhood taproom. Menace Brewing opened its doors to Meridian Street […]
Find St. Pattyâ€™s Day Fun in Bellingham
February 15th, 2017 by Teresa Schmidt
When it comes to celebrating St. Patrickâ€™s Day, Bellingham and Whatcom County know how to do it right! It’s true, there is no place like Bellingham for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an annual affair that keeps us coming back for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Â From a serious trail run featuring goofy green outfits […]
Good Clean Family Fun at Otion Soap Bar
February 15th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
A trip to Otion Soap Bar wasnâ€™t on my kidsâ€™ radar, but it was on mine. Otion has been a soap making supply store located in downtown Bellingham for years, but more recently introduced its Crafterâ€™s Corner, where you can do projects in the shop with helpful instructors on hand to assist. The Crafterâ€™s Corner […]
X-C Skiing from the Glacier Creek Sno-Park in Mount Baker Wilderness
February 13th, 2017 by Todd Elsworth
From my own personal Basecamp Bellingham, I get on to Sunset Drive and follow it east until it turns into State Road 542 (Mt. Baker Highway). This is the road that leads to the winter playground surrounding Mount Baker. We chose to turn off on Forest Service Road 39 and head for the Glacier Creek […]