Looking for something to do? Just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we can’t keep exploring. Check out these videos for virtual tours of beautiful Bellingham and Whatcom County.
A View From Above
Uncrowded country roads stretch through wide vistas connecting Whatcom County with neighborhoods of Bellingham, touching the shore of Bellingham Bay.
Known for its outdoor beauty, Bellingham is also a highly decorated craft beer destination. Sit down with owners of several Bellingham breweries to talk about why they love this place and how they collaborate as a beer community.
Travel Tip: Check out our list of restaurants and breweries open for delivery and take-out.
Make your virtual trip to Bellingham a home run and follow the Bellingham Bells as they explore the Farmer’s Market, Taylor Dock, mountain bike trails, the arts district and the waterfront.
Did you know Bellingham’s Galbraith Mountain is ranked among the top 10 places to ride in the nation by Singletracks Magazine? Virtually explore Galbraith located on North Lookout Mountain and see why for yourself. #BasecampBellingham
Bellingham and Whatcom County are a nature lover’s paradise for hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, climbing, snow sports and more. Virtually explore from the mountains to the sea. #BasecampBellingham
There’s nothing like the Bellingham Farmers’ Market to add inspiration, color and joie de vivre to your day. One of the most successful farmers’ markets in the country, the Bellingham Farmers Market started with 20 vendors in 1992, and a quarter-century later has grown to 140 vendors and up to 10,000 visitors on a peak season Saturday.
Blaine, Washington is beautifully framed by Mt. Baker to the east and Semiahmoo Bay and the Georgia Strait to the west. It is also home to Drayton Harbor and is just a short drive to the U.S. – Canadian border.
Bodies of Water in Whatcom
Take to the skies for a virtual tour of some of our local waterways!
From designs like this mural on the wall outside the Horseshoe Cafe to the largest mural in Washington State located on Puget Sound Energy’s building that spans the length of two football fields, Gretchen is leaving her mark on Bellingham and Washington State. Get to know her in this video:
Larrabee State Park
Take to the sky to see Larrabee State Park at sunset. Just off of Chuckanut Drive, Larrabee is a beautiful spot to hike around and enjoy time spent near the water.
Lummi Island, Washington
Strongly connected to the Dutch heritage of many residents, the picturesque town of Lynden is at the center of a lush farm valley in Whatcom County. Front Street features old-world architecture and the charm of friendly shops, bakeries and antique stores.
Mount Baker Ski Area
The ski area may be closed but a virtual bluebird day of skiing at Mt. Baker is better than nothing.
Bellingham and Whatcom County deeply value togetherness. Although we want everyone to be safe at home (for now), we believe in staying connected during this time of being apart.
To achieve that goal, more than 30 performing and visual arts organizations have collaborated to form the Whatcom Arts Project — a campaign to inform, entertain, educate, inspire, collaborate, support, promote, and uplift each other daily and remain socially close while physically distanced.
Hear from Christina Claassen about Bellingham’s Whatcom Museum! Get a glimpse of these iconic buildings, first-class art exhibitions, extensive collections, and varied educational programs that serve patrons of all ages.
Whatcom Museum also has several virtual exhibits that present works of art and historic photography with descriptions for each piece. You can explore at your own pace and dive deeper into a subject on your own if you feel inspired. I was excited to explore their exhibits on Northwest Women Artists from 1880-2010 and Mt. Baker Marathon: Inspiration for Ski to Sea. Whatcom Museum also has Teacher Resources for many of their exhibits that parents’ can explore and an activity page made specifically for kids!