Bellingham

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Bellingham featuring snow, a lake or waterhole and mountains
Sandwiched between the Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the rolling hills of northern Washington, this thriving city is experiencing a cultural revival.

Just south of the Canadian border, this coastal city began its life as an industrial center. For decades, Bellingham centered upon the timber and coal industries but today most visit the Washington city for its natural beauty and thriving cultural landscape. At just over a century old, Bellingham is a relatively young city but one that’s history is well signposted as you explore its streets. Whether you’re using Bellingham as a launch pad to visit the San Juan Islands or you’re curious about its burgeoning arts and music scenes, there’s plenty to see and do during your stay.

Explore the downtown precinct on foot, bicycle or by bus. Thanks to relatively light traffic, parking is easily found even in the city center, so driving is equally viable. The cultural center of the city is centered upon the downtown precinct and the streets surrounding Western Washington University. A young population keeps things innovative and there are plenty of cultural sites to see. Admire the sculpture collection at the university, which features work by prominent American artists including Richard Serra and Beverly Pepper. Visit the nearby Whatcom Museum of History and Art, the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention and the Pickford Film Center for more cultural activities.

Take a trip through the dramatic landscape surrounding the city to really understand what the state of Washington is about. Perched on the edge of Bellingham Bay you can reach the San Juan Islands in less than an hour, or head east to reach the famous Mount Baker, a glacier-covered volcano that is a haven for skiers and snowboarders.

Bellingham is serviced by an international airport but is also just a short drive from the major cities of Seattle and Vancouver. Accommodations can be found on the waterfront or in the Meridian shopping precinct but those wanting a more rural escape will find holiday apartments and bungalows near Mount Baker and in the rural farmland to the northeast of the city.

Where to stay in Bellingham

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bellingham
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bellingham
2.5 out of 5
1063 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA, 98226
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹8,709 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
₹8,709
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bellingham. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
Great stay!
"Everything was clean, breakfast was tasty and good variety, staff was very friendly and helpful. Pillows were a little deflating but bed was comfy! Overall a great stay!"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bellingham
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA, 98226
Fully refundable
The price is ₹8,985 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
₹8,985
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bellingham. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Walking distance to Airport. Clean, comfy and great restaurant!"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4160 Guide Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, 98226
The price is ₹8,738 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
₹8,738
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bellingham. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
Nice
"A little noisy. Can hear out in the hallway through the door. And kids running around, on the floor above, which I guess can't be helped."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homestead Resort
Homestead Resort
3.5 out of 5
109 E Homestead Blvd, Lynden, WA, 98264
Stay at this 3.5-star golf condo in Lynden. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the convenient parking in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (168 reviews)
"Nice suites, goods job guys! Very satisfied with everything !"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2022

Homestead Resort
Raintree's Sandcastle
Raintree's Sandcastle
3.5 out of 5
7854 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine, WA, 98230
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Blaine. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (273 reviews)
"Great place and beautiful view from our room. Perfect accommodations for our family!"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

Raintree's Sandcastle
Epic Lake House W Kayaks And Lake Access 3 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Epic Lake House W Kayaks And Lake Access 3 Bedroom Home by Redawning
3.5 out of 5
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Stay at this 3.5-star golf holiday home in Sedro-Woolley. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an on-site corner shop. Popular attractions Cain Lake and Samish ...
Epic Lake House W Kayaks And Lake Access 3 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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