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With its sapphire blue bay and enviable backdrop courtesy of the North Cascades Mountain Range, bustling Bellingham is as beautiful on the outside as it is in. Loved for its historic neighborhoods and green and leafy spaces, the vibrant city simmers with pleasures, from fine arts and museums to gourmet dining and unique shopping. Within easy reach of Vancouver BC and Seattle, the surrounding Whatcom County and Pacific waters lend themselves to endless adventures. Here you can hike, camp, or set sail and go whale watching.

Things to see

Graced with mountain vistas and views to the Canadian Gulf Islands, Birch Bay State Park is a real retreat for campers, birdwatchers, and anglers alike. Spanning 194 acres beside the picturesque shoreline, the area boasts a thriving wildlife. For some glossy retail therapy, give the plastic a workout at Bellis Fair Mall. Along with 5 department stores and 150 big brand retailers, the complex also features a movie theater and food court. The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention takes visitors on a journey of human innovation from the 1580s onwards. Along with a trove of artefacts, featured exhibits include ‘The Golden Age of Radio’ and a reproduction of the Titanic’s radio room. An enchanting urban oasis for picnicking, strolling, or gentle recreation, Whatcom Falls Park offers 241 acres of leafy tranquility. Set to the tune of singing birds, the park is home to 4 shimmering waterfalls, a natural punchbowl pool, and peaceful walking trails.

Hotels in Bellingham

Whether you want familiar full-service comfort in a chain hotel room or a family suite complete with living areas, the hotels in Bellingham cater to every type of stay. The more expensive and mid-range digs feature plenty of amenities, from swimming pools and spa tubs for a little invigoration, to fitness facilities, business centers, and onsite restaurants for convenience. Rooms come in simple or contemporary style depending on where you stay, but often feature WiFi, cable television, and refrigerators and microwaves as standard. There’s plenty of cheap motels and hotels in Bellingham too, most of them chain establishments, offering similar features but substantially less frills.

Where to stay

With its small town traditional appeal, Downtown Bellingham is the city’s heart. North of Western Washington University, the attractive district is awash with specialty shops, galleries, cafés, and restaurants, with a Farmers’ Market every Saturday. With its turn of the century red brick buildings and views of the water, the historic Fairhaven District brims with the charm of yesteryear. Home to a cornucopia of eateries and one-of-a-kind boutiques, its quaint and quirky offerings are endless. A few minutes outside the city, Blaine and Ferndale also provide fantastic bases. Ferndale boasts Hovander Homestead Park and Tennant Lake Park, whilst historical Blaine is home to the Peace Arch Monument.

How to get to Bellingham

The city’s closest major International airports are Bellingham International and Abbotsford International. Bellingham International sits just 3 miles northwest of the city, and serves major US hubs including Chicago, Seattle, and Las Vegas, with seasonal flights to Denver and Hawaii. Abbotsford International, located 23 miles away in British Columbia, mainly provides Canadian connections. The city is also reachable via the Amtrak railway service and the Greyhound bus, which both make stops at Bellingham Station. The station itself serves as a terminal for the WTA public bus transport in Bellingham, making connections about the city easy once you arrive. For those driving in, the city can be accessed off Interstate 5.