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.
Celebrate Oktoberfest Near Bellingham, WA in 2017
September 18th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
A harvest festival celebrated since the early 1800â€™s, Oktoberfest is traditionally held during the month of September in Germany. Here in the Northwest we mix it up, with some Oktoberfest events starting in September, and others held in October. It doesnâ€™t make sense, and thatâ€™s ok. Because in Bellingham, Oktoberfest events are as good a […]
6 Stops for Hunting Fall Pumpkins in Whatcom County
September 18th, 2017 by Lauren Kramer
Fall and pumpkins go hand in hand. Thereâ€™s something so festive about those massive pumpkins and how they emerge in perfect roundness from the earth. If you’re searching for where to find pumpkin patches near Bellingham in Whatcom County, treat yourself to a visit to one of these farms that stretch from Ferndale and Lynden […]
Cornwall Park is Fun Place to Play on Bay to Baker Trail
September 11th, 2017 by Todd Elsworth
The latest segment of the Bay to Baker Trail was recently opened in north Bellingham, crossing through Cornwall Park.Â â€œThe new trail connection through Cornwall Park is already getting a lot of use. With playgrounds, spray park, picnic shelters, and disc golf, Cornwall is one of our most popular parks. The new trail is a great […]
Atwood Ales: What’s Brewing on the Family Farm
September 11th, 2017 by Brandon Fralic
On a five-acre farm in northern Whatcom County, a family-owned and operated brewery is busy crafting unique small-batch farmhouse ales. Thereâ€™s no public tasting room; no roadside sign announcing its presence. Just a 100-year old barn-turned brewery, a farmhouse, and some land for growing ingredients. This is Atwood Ales in Blaine, Washington (near Bellingham).Â I […]