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Bellingham overview

Bellingham is a friendly place, distinct for its live music and known for its universities and shops. You're sure to appreciate the ample beer and coffee options. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore, such as Sehome Hill Arboretum and Lake Whatcom. Make a point to see sights like Mount Baker Theatre and iDiOM Theater. A family- and business-friendly area, Bellingham also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Bellingham

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Bellingham has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Bellingham with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Bellingham hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Bellingham hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Bellingham

Fly in to Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from central 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 that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Marine Life Center
  • • Glen Echo Garden
  • • Birch Bay Waterslides
  • • Castle Fun Park
  • • Greater Vancouver Zoo
The area's live music scene and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Mount Baker Theatre
  • • iDiOM Theater
  • • Bellingham Railway Museum
  • • Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
  • • Mindport
Its waterfalls and hiking trails offer a glimpse of the area's natural beauty. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Sehome Hill Arboretum
  • • Whatcom Falls Park
  • • Bloedel Donovan Park
  • • Fairhaven Park
  • • Lake Padden Park
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite 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
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Whatcom Museum
  • • The Upfront Theatre
  • • South Bay Trail
  • • Bellingham Cruise Terminal
  • • Lake Padden Golf Course

When to visit Bellingham

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 13°C day, 0°C night
  • April-June: 20°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 23°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 17°C day, 0°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 280 cm
  • April-June: 178 cm
  • July-September: 106 cm
  • October-December: 347 cm
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