February is the month for love, and ideas for celebrating are plentiful in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Hotel Specials Romance Package: Romance is in the air at the Inn at Lynden, which is offering Valentineâ€™s Day celebrants a Romance Package that includes rates starting at $149 on private rooms, complimentary upgrades when possible, a box […]
Whatcom County is filled with outdoor and indoor fun for kids and adults of all ages. Have you ever stood in two countries at the same time? Give it a try at the Peace Arch State Park in Blaine,WA (I-5 exit 276). Look for the obelisk that officially marks the U.S. â€“ Canada border running […]
Spectacular natural beauty and a diverse array of courses mark the golf experience in Bellingham and Whatcom County.
Getting on a bike and getting into the fresh air is easy in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Miles of urban bike lanes, back-woods trails and country roads await riders, as do specialized maps, weekly and annual bike events, and numerous support organizations. See our recent series of short videos on mountain biking, road biking and […]
Located along the Nooksack River on the Mt. Baker Highway, Deming Homestead Eagle Park is a 100-acre preserve owned by the Whatcom Land Trust and known locally for its spectacular access to wintering Bald Eagles, as five species of salmon use the river for spawning. The cedar-lined river banks are also home to Evening Grosbeaks, Stellerâ€™s Jays, American Dippers, Harlequin Ducks and Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Sometimes you just need to get away and relax…and Bellingham and its surrounding Whatcom County is just the place for a peaceful respite.
There are several full-service spas in Whatcom County that offer massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, and a variety of other pampering services. Many are near or inside higher-end hotels and offer specials for hotel guests, as well as services for non-guests. Visitors can enjoy delectable treatments at the Chrysalis Inn and Spa, Zazen Salon Spa near the Hotel Bellwether, the Spa at Silver Reef Hotel and Casino and the Spa at Semiahmoo Resort.
Whatcom County has plenty of ways to enjoy the winter months â€“ from snowshoeing in the national forest to racing down the slopes of Mt. Baker on snowboard or skis. 10,781-foot Mount Baker is a popular destination in the winter for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sledding. It’s a huge draw for […]
Bellingham, WA is a popular destination for shoppers. Many people enjoy the main shopping area on Guide Meridian street, while others are eager to find the more unique, off-the-beaten-path places to shop, which are plentiful in the Bellingham and Whatcom County. Here are a few “secret” locations: On the south side of Bellingham (I-5 freeway […]
Ranked second in the nation for arts businesses per capita, Bellingham and Whatcom County shine with arts and heritage activities. A combination of nationally touring and locally produced museum exhibits, gallery tours, theater productions and symphony performances provide an active and diverse calendar of events throughout the year. Bellinghamâ€™s Cultural Arts District is packed with venues for all interests.
WATER. It connects every living thing on earth, and few places are as connected to it as Bellingham, WA. From the icy glaciers of Mt. Baker which spill into the Nooksack River and out into salty Bellingham Bay, the region is submersed in a water-based eco-system.
Craft distilleries (or microdistilleries) are a new trend in Washington State, due to recent changes in liquor laws. Local ingredients and local production are central to 3 craft distilleries in Whatcom County. Bellewood Acres Distillery is countyâ€™s largest. The 12,000-square-foot facility is located on a 62-acre farm, at 231 Ten Mile Road in Lynden, known […]
With 130 miles of marine shoreline and 100,000 acres of highly productive farmland, Bellingham and Whatcom County, Washington are a fresh food haven stretching deliciously between the Salish Sea and snow-capped Mount Baker, near the U.S. â€“ Canadian border.