Where to stay in Bellingham: Best areas for travelers
- Blaine: Stay in this area and combine your city escapades with a little nature. Get comfortable at the Drayton Harbor Near Birch Bay - Ocean Front, the Stunning 2600sf Waterfront Home With Spetacular Views or the Ultimate Pacific Coast Experience!. From any of these bases, it'll be a snap to head out and discover Birch Bay State Park.
- Birch Bay: Birch Bay Waterslides is just one of the several interesting things to see here. If you spend your evenings at a well-situated place such as the Beautiful Luxury Condo With Stunning Views, the Jacobs Landing 207 View 1 Bedroom Condo or the WorldMark Birch Bay, you'll really be able to see all that this neighborhood has to offer.
- Ferndale: It can be a little tricky going away with the kids, especially when it comes to finding enough activities to keep them occupied. You won't need to worry about that in this neighborhood. Stay at the Motel 6 Ferndale WA, the Super 8 by Wyndham Bellingham Airport/Ferndale or the Orca Inn Suites. After everyone is rested, Hovander Homestead Park is just one of the family-friendly attractions here that'll entertain the troops.
- Fairhaven: A good choice for a relaxing stay in this area is the Fairhaven Village Inn. If you'd like some different options, the Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton is also popular with visitors here.
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The small city of Bellingham, Washington, is popular with both vacationers and shoppers alike. Located near the Canadian border, the city welcomes thousands of Canadian visitors looking for bargains every week. When you come for the great and cheap shopping opportunities, make sure to check out the many other great attractions Bellingham has to offer. Car rentals in Bellingham make it easy for you to get around town at your own pace.
Book a hotel in Bellingham and start your adventure. The Whatcom Museum of History and Art features splendid sculpture, painting, and local history exhibits, and sponsors monthly Gallery Walks, where you get a guided tour of local historic buildings. You can take part in art and history lessons, and take a cruise on Bellingham Bay. Or take a day trip to Whatcom Falls Park. This is a 241 acre park that includes the Whatcom Creek gorge, which runs right through the center of the city. The park has four different waterfalls and many glorious miles of walking trails. It is the perfect place for outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, kayaking, and boating.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Book Bellingham vacations during the Memorial Day Weekend and you are in for a real treat, because this is when the city hosts the annual Ski to Sea Race. This seven-legged race starts with a thrilling ski run down the slopes of Mount Baker and ends at Marine Park in Fairhaven. The end of September, meanwhile, is marathon time. Every year on the last Sunday of the month the city is running. You can enter the full marathon, half marathon, 10K, or the 5K. If you book Bellingham all-inclusive vacations to cover the first full weekend of June, plan to attend the Bellingham Highland Games & Scottish Festival. Held at Ferndale's Hovander Park, this outdoor festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture, including spectator sports, games, music, dancing, and lots of food.
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