Most Instagrammable Spots in Bellingham and Whatcom County

Bellingham and Whatcom County are a photographer’s dream. From small boutiques and local restaurants to waterfront parks and breathtaking hikes. Just 90 miles north of Seattle and 55 miles south of Vancouver B.C., Bellingham is the perfect destination for a photogenic vacation to share on Instagram.

See two-for-one when you visit the most photographed landscape in the United States. Capture stunning views of Picture Lake with Mount Shuksan in the background, just off the Mount Baker Highway (WA State Route 542).

Explore Historic Fairhaven and Downtown Bellingham by way of Boulevard Park and Taylor Dock, one of Bellingham’s most popular trails.

Explore and discover the waterfall, an old stone bridge, braided trails and secret swimming spots.

Imagine an outdoor museum featuring breathtaking sculptures and towering trees.

62 acres of apple farms make Bellewood Farms & Distillery more than just photogenic, it also makes it the apple capital of Whatcom County.

Stunning views of the bay and San Juan Islands. What more could you ask for? This spot requires a hike to get to, but is well worth it.

Lummi Island is one of the best-kept secrets in the Salish Sea, and it’s only a 10-minute ferry ride away from the mainland.

This stunning countryside historic farm features a huge red barn and a Victorian home that is now on the list of National Historic Sites. While you're there, take a stroll (and a photo) by the Nooksack River. 

Bellingham shows off it’s beautifully designed coffee at Camber in Downtown Bellingham.

Makeworth is every coffee lover and food stylist's dream come true.

Make all your plant lovers jealous with a photo at Baby Greens, a plant shop and coffee cafe.

Head to Galloway's, a unique art deco-style, bar for a bright and classy cocktail worthy of your Instagram. 

From small designs like the Kombucha Town's mural to the largest mural in Washington State located on Puget Sound Energy’s building that spans the length of two football fields, Gretchen Leggitt is leaving her mark on Bellingham and Washington State.

  • The Kona Bike Shop: 1622 N State St., Bellingham
  • Puget Sound Energy: 915 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham
  • Horseshoe Cafe: 113 E Holly St., Bellingham
  • Ciao Thyme: 207 Unity St., Bellingham
  • Kombucha Town: 210 E Chestnut St., Bellingham
        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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