Visit Bellingham, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where you will experience nature at its best. From water sports to whale watching to snow activities, there is action no matter when you plan your vacation. For culture enthusiasts, there are plenty of museums and musical entertainment. Check out our Bellingham, WA hotels, perfect for relaxation between outings.
After arriving, visit these popular attractions:
Explore the many hiking paths, waterfalls and playgrounds of Whatcom Falls Park. Bring a camera to capture the beautiful scenes this park has to offer. The falls bridge near the main entrance, built during the Great Depression, is the perfect place to view the waterfalls. Swimming is permitted in the shallow pools during summer visits.
Next, walk through six blocks of the 19th-century era at Fairhaven Historic District. Many of the red brick relics still stand and are now homes to a variety of restaurants, pubs, antique shops and art galleries. Read up on Fairhaven's history from tombstone markers and brass plates on the buildings. The district is also Bellingham's transportation hub, with a cruise terminal and bus and train stations.
The Lake Padden Park area is perfect for a leisurely walk, jog or picnic along the 2.5-mile trail. If dogs are part of your vacation, take them to the off-leash pet area for a run. Cool off with swimming and non-motor water sports in the lake.
Continue sightseeing at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, where exhibits will educate you on static electricity, the works of Benjamin Franklin and early radio technology. Travel back in time viewing the world's first batteries, electric motors, lights, telephone and telegraph machines. Encounter inventions by Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Samuel Morse.
Later, enjoy a walk or bike ride under a canopy of shady trees through the 6.6-mile Interurban Trail, taking you from the historic district to Larrabee State Park within the city of Bellingham.
End your day at the Mount Baker Theatre, where talented performers stage plays, concerts and other live entertainment. The building is a restored 1927 movie house listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wind down and enjoy superb hospitality at our hotels in Bellingham, WA, and rest for your next day of adventures.
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