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 5pm.
We are happy to be of assistance on your journey.
Lynden’s Northwest Washington Fair is a family favorite
August 15th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
In my household, it just wouldnâ€™t be summer without a trip to the Northwest Washington Fair. In fact, I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s me or my kids who look forward to it more! This year the fair is Aug. 14-19, 2017. The basics Getting there â€“ Located north of Bellingham, in the idyllic farming town […]
The Grand Opening of Bellinghamâ€™s Pump Track
August 14th, 2017 by Todd Elsworth
Letâ€™s begin by answering the question, â€śWhat is a Pump Track?â€ť Greg Heil, editor of the mountain bike daily SingleTracks.com, lays it down, â€śA pump track is a continuous circuit of dirt rollers, berms, and jumps that loops back on itself, allowing you to ride it continuouslyâ€ť Source: SingleTracks.comÂ With the track as the foundation, […]
In Search of Summer Snow â€“ A Trip to Mt. Baker
August 14th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
Itâ€™s the middle of summer. Itâ€™s hot. Whatâ€™s the best way to beat the heat? Ice cream is good. So is jumping in the lake. And sledding. Sledding?? Yes, sledding. It’s one of the benefits of living so close to Mt. Baker. At 5,100 feet above sea level, Artist Point on Mt. Baker is the […]
Music and Art at Make.Shift Art Space in Bellingham
August 14th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
If immersing yourself in the local art and music of the places you visit is your thing, Make.Shift Art Space is the place to discover the talents of Bellingham and Whatcom County music and visual artists. Make.Shift is an all-ages DIY nonprofit art and music venue located in the core of Bellingham’s Downtown Arts District. […]