Fairhaven, especially on a mild evening during the monthly Art Walk, is magical. With views of Bellingham Bay, historic tree-shaded streets to explore and farm to table dining, Fairhaven, Washington makes for a wonderful weekend getaway or vacation destination.
The historic town has a small working harbor. It’s a year-round stop for the Alaska State Ferry and there are several ferries and charters for trips to the San Juan Islands.
Fairhaven was founded in the late 1880s, but about two decades later it became part of the City of Bellingham, Washington. And, for us, we appreciated that Fairhaven is the location of Bellingham’s train station. We arrived at the station on the Amtrak Cascades and found that the beautiful Fairhaven Village Inn was just up the hill, within walking distance.
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