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.
Bring Your â€˜Minisâ€™ to Miniature World in Birch Bay
July 24th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
The seaside village of Birch Bay, WA comes alive during the summer. Vacationers and day-trippers come to play in the surf, visit the water slides or enjoy a treat at the iconic C Shop. Miniature World Family Fun Center is only about a half-mile from the beach, and makes a great addition to a […]
Lakewood is Lake Whatcom’s Best Kept Secret
July 24th, 2017 by Lauren Kramer
Thereâ€™s an idyllic piece of land that borders Lake Whatcom on the eastern edge of Bellingham. Called Lakewood, itâ€™s a 15-acre site that Western Washington University purchased back in the 1920s for student recreation. Only in the 1960s were the first buildings erected on the site, as students began racing watercraft. Many generations of students […]
DIY Crafts: Pottery, Painting and Soap Making in Whatcom County
July 17th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
Feeling creative? Finding arts and crafts outlets for my creativity is exciting, relaxing, productive and fun–all at once! Bellingham and Whatcom County have a number of satisfying ways to quench your creative thirst. Local businesses able you to make your own ceramics and pottery, paintings and soap so you can hone your craft, decorate your […]
Bellingham Bay Brewers Cruise: The World is Your Oyster
July 17th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
A rousing mix of classic rock and country music plays as I sip Icicle Brewingâ€™s Dark Persuasion, squinting into the sunlight. Itâ€™s the quintessential Bellingham summertime activity: beer and music by the bay. Only this time, the experience proves even more sublime. Iâ€™m on a boat, Bellingham Bay underfoot. The world is my oyster. San […]