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.
30th Anniversary of the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom
February 8th, 2016 by Todd Elsworth
You’re invited to join in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom February 18-21, 2016. This is a chance for you to see the worldâ€™s top snowboarders descend the curvy course. Get up to Mt Baker Ski Area to watch and be a part of the fun! Here’s a historical perspective […]
Perfect Valentine’s Gifts from Downtown Bellingham’s Chocolate and Specialty Shops
February 8th, 2016 by Teresa Schmidt
Downtown Bellingham is a lively place all year round. And forÂ Valentine’s Day, it’s your one-stop shop for everythingÂ you needÂ to make your sweetheart smile. Handmade chocolates, flowers, cards and romanticÂ gifts can all be picked up within a few blocks. So park your car or bike and hit the sidewalk for some funâ€”and deliciousâ€”Valentine’s shopping. Chocolatiers in […]
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Whatcom County
February 1st, 2016 by Teresa Schmidt
It’s time for Super Bowl 50, and for all of usÂ Seattle Seahawks fans, it’s more than a little disappointing that we won’t be inÂ the big game. But, there’s always next season, right? And by now, we’ve had enough time to accept our fate and work up some excitementÂ for Super Bowl Sunday. Sure,Â the level of enthusiasmÂ won’tÂ be […]
Discovering Artifacts Restaurant and Wine Bar in Downtown Bellingham
February 1st, 2016 by Lauren Kramer
If you love good wine and sophisticated munchies, put Artifacts on your calendar. The new restaurant in Bellingham’s Lightcatcher Museum has a cozy interior with 18 seats (open year-round) and a massive courtyard that will open for outdoor dining in the spring and summer. The space was recently transformed by new owners Jeff Wicklund, who […]