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.
3 Tips for Eagle Watching with the Family
January 20th, 2017 by Hilary Parker
â€śI see four, five â€“ no, six!â€ť shouted my excited troupe of five kids as soon as we got out of the car near the Welcome Bridge along the Nooksack River, just off the Mt. Baker Highway, northeast of Bellingham. In our sites were the bald eagles gathered around the Nooksack to feed on the […]
5 Ways to Stay Warm and Active in Bellingham this Winter
January 16th, 2017 by Lorraine Wilde
The Pacific Northwest is not famous for its winter weather. But Bellingham (and Whatcom County) locals know the secret to enjoying all the amazing indoor activitiesÂ our area has to offer throughout the season. You too can make the winter shine by taking advantage of some of the entertaining activities below that make our area great, […]
Seeking Cross-Country Ski Solitude in the Shadow of Mount Shuksan
January 16th, 2017 by Todd Elsworth
Our cross-country ski adventure (near Mt. Baker in northwestern Washington State) started from the Shuksan Picnic Area just off the Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542) a quick 12.5 miles past the US Forest Service’s Glacier Public Service Center at milepost exit 46.6 for Hannegan Pass Road. Headlamps were helpful in the dawn’s early light to […]
Pickett House a Historical Treasure in Bellingham
January 2nd, 2017 by Lauren Kramer
One of Bellinghamâ€™s finest historical treasures is the George E. Pickett House, Washington Stateâ€™s oldest documented wooden structure on its original site. This small, unobtrusive little house stands on Peabody Hill, with lawyersâ€™ offices next door and a view of the ocean peeking between the buildings below. Like any house, the G.E. Pickett home has […]