Cities and Towns of Northwest Washington
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The thriving city of Bellingham, Washington is nestled on beautiful Bellingham Bay. Surrounded by lush, Pacific Northwest scenery, this city provides both visitors and residents with fine dining, cozy cafes, local artisans, recreational activities year round, and an abundance of shops. Located an hour from both Mount Baker Resort and Seattle, Bellingham provides a convenient, welcoming place for outdoor enthusiasts to use as their base camp. Bellingham also includes the community of Fairhaven. Once it's one town, this tiny community is alive with events, attractions, shopping, and dining. Be sure to visit the Fairhaven Historical District during your stay in Bellingham.
Bellingham hosts visitors in lodging ranging from shaded camp grounds to cozy bed and breakfasts. Other options for lodging in Bellingham include hotels, motels, RV parks, and vacation rentals. Whether you are interested in a high rise hotel or a vacation rental to stay the week, Bellingham can provide you with the perfect lodging. Links to the left will lead you to the accommodations that will fit your needs.
Bellingham is alive with arts, culture, music, markets, shopping, dining, recreation, and theatre. Galleries throughout Bellingham host artists and their exhibits. During the summer months, local farmers and craftsman gather at the Bellingham Farmers market. See links to the left for further information on other Bellingham attractions.
Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, and Western Washington University call the City of Bellingham, "home." These educational institutions are magnets for attractions and activities. Western Washington University also boasts an impressive, extensive Outdoor Sculpture Collection. Since 1957, the university has been allocating construction budget money for the acquisition of different sculptures to be added to Western's exterior art collection. Be sure to explore the college and university events calendars to see what's happening on campus.
Only a convenient hour drive from Seattle, Washington, Bellingham is easily accessible by ground or air. Bellingham International Airport is serviced by Horizon airlines. Many Bellingham residents use the convenient, reliable mass transit bus system to travel within the City of Bellingham, as well as, to and from Seattle.
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Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington by Washington Chamber of Commerce. This is an exact reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book is culturally important and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. Order now...
Insiders' Guide to Bellingham and Mount Baker by Mike McQuaide. Nestled between the North Cascade Mountains and the Georgia Strait, Bellingham is a little-known gem and a Top Ten Adventure Town. This authoritative guide will show you how to navigate the cultural and artistic riches of this progressive college town, as well as Mount Baker's vast green spaces waiting to be biked, hiked, skied, and explored. Order now...
Walking the Beach to Bellingham (Northwest Reprints) by Harvey Manning. In this unique memoir, noted writer, environmental activist, and Pacific Northwest native Harvey Manning describes a memorable walk along the shoreline from Seattle to Bellingham -a 150-mile trek on which Manning covered nearly 3,000 foot-miles over a two-year period of walking routes in the lowlands and foothills of the Puget Basin. Order now...
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