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.

Comfort Inn Bellingham
Comfort Inn Bellingham
2.5 out of 5
4282 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, 98226
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,057 per night from 9 Sep to 10 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Bellingham. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,004 reviews)
"The room was clean and the hallway seemed updated, friendly staff. Pool and hot tub was unavailable, wish that was disclosed before reserving the room. Breakfast was alittle better than average."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

Comfort Inn 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
The price is Rs12,115 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Very nice, clean hotel. They have half and half for your coffee."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham, an IHG Hotel
Oxford Suites Bellingham
Oxford Suites Bellingham
3 out of 5
4051 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, 98226
The price is Rs11,868 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bellingham. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,003 reviews)
"Booked this on short notice and was very pleased with our overall experience. The amenities and room upgrades were exceptional. Cleanliness was first class, and the staff was friendly and accomodating."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022

Oxford Suites Bellingham
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Homestead Resort
Homestead Resort
3.5 out of 5
109 E Homestead Blvd, Lynden, WA, 98264
The price is Rs13,286 per night from 11 Sep to 12 Sep
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (165 reviews)
"This was a good choice for me and my sister. Safe , quiet, restaurant had good food. We had appetizers for dinner. Halibut taco and they were good. Pool and hot tub good. It’s our first time to stay in a condo type place and we liked it. We had a studio."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 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! (254 reviews)
"Great location!"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2022

Raintree's Sandcastle
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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