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.
5 Beery Happy Hours in Bellingham
April 24th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
Because Bellingham is undeniably a beer town, our breweries get lots of attention. As they should! We truly have some of the best breweries in the northwest right here in our backyard. And while we all love drinking fresh beer from the source, sometimes itâ€™s nice to have a change of scenery. Enter taphouses: with […]
Woods Coffee: A Coffee Culture Inspired by Pacific Northwest Region
April 24th, 2017 by Lauren Kramer
Woods Coffee has become a Whatcom County favorite since its first stores opened in 2002. Today the homegrown brand owned by Wes Herman and his family is showing no signs of slowing down. There are 19 Woods Coffee stores in the Pacific Northwest – 15 in Whatcom County (9 in Bellingham), two in Skagit County, […]
Top Mother’s Day Activities in Bellingham
April 20th, 2017 by Annette
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017. Looking for gift ideas? Moms love to spend time with their families, so how about giving her a local experience? Here’s a list of great Mother’s Day Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County. 1. Schooner Zodiac Mother’s Day Cruise, May 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. If Mom […]
Urban Adventure: Downtown Bellingham Geocaching with Kids
April 17th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
Geocaching, for the uninitiated, is like a treasure hunt where you find tiny treasures using a modern day map on your GPS device or smartphone. According to Geocaching.com, more than 2 million caches exist around the world, and 1,880 geocaches near Bellingham. The sizes, shapes and difficulty vary. Never having geocached, I turned to my […]