Bellingham Washington

Bellingham Washington Activities and Recreation Guide

Bellingham Webcam

Webcam showing one of the beautiful views in Bellingham Washington

Visit Bellingham Washington to enjoy much of what Whatcom County has to offer.  Known for it’s penchant for beer, Bellingham has a reputation for being, shall we say, “selective” when it comes to beer choices!  You will find excellent accommodations for your stay, savory dining and delectable desserts, as well as shopping, entertainment, and activities to fill your days. See Bellingham Webcams for current weather conditions.

Part of Whatcom County, Bellingham is an awesome place for outdoor adventure. You’ll find biking, hiking, parks to play in, lakes for paddling, great golfing at beautiful golf courses, all framed between the Cascade Mountains and waters of Puget Sound.

Enjoy “A Day in Bellingham” from local realtor Briddick Webb.


Shopping in Bellingham Washington

With Canada so close to the north Bellingham has become a major international shopping destination.

The largest shopping mall in Bellingham is Bellis Fair located to the north.  Many large chain stores are popular including Costco, Wallmart, Winco, and many more.  Bellingham is also home to many boutique shops that offer a custom experience.

The Flavor of Bellingham Washington

In Bellingham plan to visit the Radio Museum for a step back through the history of radio. Visit the Bellingham Museum to learn more about Whatcom County and the history of Bellingham.

Bellingham Washington Beer

Best Restaurants Bellingham Washington

Parks and Leisure

Bellingham Washington from Galbraith Mountain

Bellingham Washington seen from Galbraith Mountain Ridge Trail

Galbraith Mountain offers many miles of trails for mountain biking and Trail runners.  Hikers enjoy views overlooking Bellingham all the way to the Canadian Coastal Mountain range.

Larrabee State Park just to the south of Bellingham is located directly on the coast right off Chuckanut Drive.  Laraby offers beach walking, picnicking, and hiking.  It is a base to hiking and exploring the Chuckanut Mountain trails.

South Lake Whatcom around the east side of Lake Whatcom from downtown Bellingham offers both good hiking and mountain biking trails as well as swimming in the lake. Plan to stop at The Fork at Agate Bay on your drive to or from the park for a tasty beverage and farm to table dining at a reasonable price.

Fairhaven Park is  located next to Edgemoor just off Chuckanut Drive. There are tennis courts and basketball as well as a playground for childeren. You’ll also find two shelters and a pavilion.

Post Point Park in Fairhaven is located by the Post Point treatment plant and offers gravel trails playing field, and a salt water lagoon.  It is also an off-leash dog area.

Marine Park overlooks Bellingham Bay and offers a grassy area and shelter as well as beach access.

The Interurban Trail runs through many areas of Bellingham Washington and provides compacted gravel trails for joggers and walkers as well as for cyclists.  It is a great place to walk your dogs.  The main trail runs about 6 and a half miles between Fairhaven to Larrabee State Park.


Lodging and Accommodations – Hotels in Bellingham Washington

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