Bellingham, WA
By James Hardigg

Seventeen miles from the border of Canada lies Bellingham, Washington, a small city on the coast of Bellingham Bay. It has a very mild climate, and is only thirty miles east of the Mount Baker Ski Area, a popular location for skiing and snowboarding. Bellingham is also home to Whatcom Falls Park, a 241 acre park which leads to Bellingham Bay.

With a diverse range of activities Bellingham will definitely have something fun for you to do! Click on the link to book your flight to Bellingham with ( The city can be frequented through Bellingham Airport (BLI). For hotel accommodations, recommends one of Bellingham’s many affordable hotel options. Click on this link (, and book a hotel with so you can have a great, memorable vacation. recommends taking a scenic drive during your stay in Bellingham. Chuckanut is a great choice; the road travels south from Bellingham hugs the part of the way, which offers a great view of all the passing Bays. The road passes by Larrabee State Park a 2000 acre park with access to the beach. Mount Baker Highway is another great option. This road starts from Bellingham and travels east all the way to Mount Baker. As you leave the city, the urban feel, turns to alpine and farmland.

There are several different water-based activities to do in Bellingham. recommends going Whitewater Rafting on any of the surrounding rivers, such as the Nooksack River. also recommends going whale watching and taking an excursion to some of the outer islands. also recommends going fishing. There are several fish to catch such as salmon and halibut. recommends going hiking. The city and metro area offers many great hiking places; these include the South Bay Trail, Lake Padden Park, Whatcom Falls Park, Fairhaven Park, Cornwall Park, Zuanich Point Park, Interurban Trail, Sehome Hill Arboretum, Railroad Park, Hertz Trail, Semiahmoo Spit Trail, Fragrance Lake, Pine and Cedar Lakes, Chuckanut Ridge Trail, and Clayton Beach. recommends going bicycling. The South Bay Trail, Lake Padden Park, Whatcom Falls Park, Fairhaven Park, and Cornwall Park are all good trails for bicycling. Galbraith Mountain, officially named North Lookout Mountain is also a great place for biking. There is also the Bellingham Dirt Jump Park at Civic Field, which has a variety of jumps (2-foot, 3-foot, 5-foot and 7-foot) for riders at all skill levels. It is located near the skate board park on Puget Street one block south of Lakeway Drive.

If you’re traveling during the winter months, recommends going skiing. The Mt. Baker Ski Area is a great place for downhill and cross country skiing alike. The Salmon Ridge Cross Country Trail, is another great trail for cross country skiing.

With so many exciting outdoor activities, invites you to visit Bellingham Washington. Whether it’s biking, skiing, hiking, or whitewater rafting, Bellingham is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy.

MUST SEE IN Bellingham, WA LIST:

  • 1. Bellingham Railway Museum
  • 2. Marine Life Center
  • 4. American Museum of Radio & Electricity
  • 5. Mount Baker Theatre
  • 6. Larrabee State Park
  • 7. San Juan Cruises
  • 8. Bellis Fair Mall
  • 9. Heritage Flight Museum
  • 10. Whatcom Museum


  • 1. Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Mid-March
  • 2. Northwest Washington Birding Festival - March
  • 3. Dirty Dan Days Seafood Festival - April
  • 4. Procession of the Species Parade - May
  • 5. Warbird Weekend - June
  • 6. Deming Logging Show - June
  • 7. Bellingham Festival of Music - July
  • 8. Northwest Raspberry Festival - July
  • 9. Northwest Washington Fair - Aug
  • 10. Lynden PRCA Rodeo - August


Holiday Inn Express Bellingham
4160 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA

On the north end of Bellingham, Washington, along Meridian Street is one of the city's best hotels: Holiday Inn Express®. There is free parking overnight for all guests of the hotel which makes it convenient for vacationers with rental cars. The check-in time at the hotel starts at 3 p.m. or after on the day your reservation begins.

The rooms of the hotel have either one king bed or two double beds. There are also suites available. Each room has a color television with cable as well as the option to purchase movies. There is complimentary high speed wireless internet available for guests to keep up to date with email and search the web. Travelers with children can use the in room video games. Other features of the room include a coffee machine, mini refrigerator, microwave, and hair dryer.

Guests of the hotel can enjoy the indoor pool for swimming or just relaxing. Petlovers will just adore this hotel as they allow small and medium sized pets for only a 15 dollar per night fee. Business travelers can use the business center for all of their needs like copying, printing, faxing and more.

The Holiday Inn Express® Bellingham is a great option in the city. The check-out time is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure, and guests can use the hotel’s wakeup call service to ensure they arise in a timely manner. There is a complimentary breakfast available each morning to start your day. knows you will love your stay at the Holiday Inn Express® Bellingham and encourages you to click this link ( to search for low prices.