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.
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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