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Bellingham

4.4
Hiking Trails · Parks · River Rafting & Tubing
City of Subdued Excitement
Perched at the northern end of Washington's Pacific coast, the mid-sized city of Bellingham serves as an important stopover on the road between Seattle and Vancouver. The surrounding nature remains the main attraction in Bellingham, as the city is wedged between a scenic coastline dotted with islands and Lake Whatcom, whose hilly surrounds provide the perfect opportunity for landscape photography. A trip to Bellingham promises access to a fun and affordable nightlife scene of pubs and bars, fueled by students of Western Washington University, who make up nearly a fifth of the city's population. Add Bellingham and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States trip planner.
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Popular things to do in Bellingham

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Hiking Trail
Whatcom Falls Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood
Fairhaven Historic District
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Boulevard Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bellingham

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Anacortes
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Body
Deception Pass State Park Oak Harbor
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Fountain
Dancing Water Fountain Branson
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Washington Park Anacortes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Bellingham

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Park
Lake Padden Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Fairhaven Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Glen Echo Garden
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Bloedel Donovan Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bellingham

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Waterfall
Nooksack Falls
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Interurban Trail
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
South Bay Trail
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Big Rock Garden
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Bellingham

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State Park
Larrabee State Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Zuanich Point Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Forest
Stimpson Family Nature Preserve
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Lake Whatcom
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Bellingham

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Specialty Museum
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Mindport
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Whatcom Museum
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Bellingham Railway Museum
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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