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Discover Bellingham & Whatcom County

Visit Bellingham, Washington and the surrounding Whatcom County for abundant nature, outdoor adventure and sweeping scenery from the Salish Sea to Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Park. Enjoy farm to table menus, craft brews, family moments, a vibrant arts scene and charming historical treasures. 

Find adventure, sightsee & attend amazing things, savor local cuisine, but whatever you do, plan now. We can't wait to see you.

Get a taste of Rick Steves exploring the Fairhaven and Downtown Arts Districts of Bellingham, touring exhibits, and even soaking up some historic maritime culture in the uppermost Pacific Northwest. Three episodes at

Experience Arts & Culture like Rick Steves and leave the planning to us when you sign up for the Culture Crawl! Find out how here.

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Always good to know in advance! Check our Travel Advisory page for up to date information and links to other resources you might need. Seeking the latest border crossing requirements to travel north into Canada, or south into the United States? Information for Canadians and Americans both, here.  

BAAY Presents: Under the Bed
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022
2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
Full Moon at Woodstock Farm
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
MLK Volunteer Appreciation & Stewardship Event
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Sunsets, sandcastles, long walks and seashells — all can be found at the beach. On Bellingham Bay, several beaches line the downtown waterfront shores for easy public access. From north to south, here are five beaches near downtown Bellingham.

Submit your vacation photos to the annual Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County photo contest for a chance to win sweet local prizes!

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Visitor Center Located at I-5 Exit 253 - Check Hours
904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-671-3990

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