There are many opportunities for fun and adventure in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Here are a few sample itineraries to help you plan your trip. You can also view our Bellingham Itineraries brochure which contains Two Days-by land or sea, Two days-Indoor/Outdoor Performing Arts and Two days-Whatcom Wine, Beer & Spirits Trail Itineraries.
Is this your first time to Bellingham? We recommend you take in the sights and start with a stroll around Downtown Bellingham for some culture and inventive fun, then head south to the historic Fairhaven district to enjoy turn-of-the-century architecture, quaint shops and delightful restaurants.
One of the best ways to experience Bellingham and Whatcom County is by bike. Why not take to the bike paths/lanes to explore Bellingham’s independent book stores and breweries?
Sometimes you need to connect with Mother Nature and get an adrenaline rush at the same time. You’ll find it’s easy to embrace Bellingham’s natural beauty and get to and from its trailheads, boat launches and paths. We’ve also got suggestions for a caffeine fix or post-adventure beer.
Bellingham has plenty of art to satisfy an aficionado, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. Take to the outdoors, head inside to beat the elements or sit back and enjoy a show. This daytrip includes ideas on satisfying your sweet tooth, too!
Spring is the season of delicious anticipation. Whatcom County’s local farms enjoy new birth and Farmer’s Markets reopen. Find the freshest new ingredients and ideas on this spring farm itinerary.
The fall season in Whatcom County offers mugs of fresh apple cider, wine and cheese tasting, along with wagon rides through the pumpkin patch as locals celebrate their immense harvest bounty. Follow this itinerary for a full day of fun on the farms.
In Whatcom County, history is not a thing of the past. It is a living treasure to be celebrated. Multiple venues and organizations take joy in preserving numerous aspects of our shared cultural history on both a regional and national level.
Yes, there is more to Whatcom County than just Bellingham! There are over a dozen small communities that surround it; experience one or two of them in a (full) day, and be amazed at their quaint vibe and low-key nature.