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Bellingham overview

Bellingham is a budget-friendly place distinct for its museums and sports, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll find extensive coffee and bar options. Visitors can explore the campus and neighborhood around Western Washington University and Jansen Art Center. Make it a point to see sights like Mount Baker Theatre and iDiOM Theater. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Bellingham is for you.

Where to stay in Bellingham

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Bellingham can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 78 hotels in the Bellingham area and you can shop as many as 14 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 35%.
  • • 28 2-star hotels with an average price of $59 per night
  • • 35 3-star hotels with an average price of $75 per night
  • • 9 4-star hotels with an average price of $85 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 8359 user reviews of Bellingham hotels:
  • • Fairhaven Village Inn (Bellingham)
  • • Home2 Suites by Hilton Bellingham Airport (Bellingham)
  • • Springhill Suites by Marriott Bellingham (Bellingham)
  • • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Bellingham (Bellingham)
  • • Hotel Bellwether (Bellingham)

How to get to Bellingham

Fly in to Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from downtown Bellingham. Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away. Bellingham Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Bellingham

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Marine Life Center
  • • Glen Echo Garden
  • • Birch Bay Waterslides
  • • Castle Fun Park
  • • Greater Vancouver Zoo
Museums and theaters are top draws with cultural places to visit like:
  • • Mount Baker Theatre
  • • iDiOM Theater
  • • Bellingham Railway Museum
  • • Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
  • • Mindport
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Bellis Fair Mall
  • • Cascade Mall
  • • Highstreet Shopping Centre
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Western Washington University
  • • Jansen Art Center
  • • Summit Learning Center
  • • Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Whatcom Museum
  • • The Upfront Theatre
  • • Sehome Hill Arboretum
  • • Whatcom Falls Park
  • • Bellingham Cruise Terminal

When to visit Bellingham

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 55°F day, 32°F night
  • • April-June: 69°F day, 38°F night
  • • July-September: 73°F day, 44°F night
  • • October-December: 63°F day, 31°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.9 inches
  • • April-June: 7.0 inches
  • • July-September: 4.2 inches
  • • October-December: 13.7 inches