Whether you’re on the water, at the water’s edge, or exploring culture on solid ground, Whatcom County is full of sights to see! Pack three different cultural centers into three days, with whale watching, sea-side views, and outdoor art!
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One of the best ways to soak up Whatcom County is with San Juan Cruises. Spend the day—or enjoy the sunset—exploring Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands on a comfortable and relaxing outing.
Fairhaven Historic District is known for its colorful 19th-century architecture and history, as well as for its artsy shops and cafes. Within the southern city limits of Bellingham, Fairhaven is a lively visitor destination and residential community. Many red brick buildings of Fairhaven’s Victorian-era survive in the federally designated historic district and are now home to a variety of unique local businesses, art galleries, restaurants, pubs, and one of the best independent bookstores in the nation.
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Explore Bellingham’s Downtown Arts District – anchored by Old City Hall, the Lightcatcher Museum, Mount Baker Theatre, the Sylvia Center for the Arts, Allied Arts, Pickford Film Center, and SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention. Catch an exhibit and a show!
A border town surrounded by glorious views of the Drayton Harbor with Mount Baker in the distance, Blaine is a wonderful place to take a walk, sightsee, and eat! Drayton Harbor Oyster Company’s Pacific oysters are one of the many reasons why people are visiting from far and wide. Those who make the visit argue that Drayton Harbor Oyster Co. has some of the best tasting oysters in the world.
Blaine is also home to Washington State’s Peace Arch Historical State Park, located on the border of the United States and Canada. In addition to 20-acres of gardens and flowers, the park’s main attraction is the 67-foot Peace Arch, officially 100 years old in 2021.