Bellingham is situated in Whatcom County in the Pacific Northwest area of Washington State. Much of the county is mountainous. Fifty miles east of Bellingham lies the `highest peak in the North Cascade mountain range, Mount Baker (10,778 feet), an ice-clad volcano. Accommodations, vacation rentals and condo rentals in part have spectacular views of this mountain range.

Although Bellingham is smaller than neighboring metropolitan areas such as Seattle, Vancouver, or Victoria, the city and its surrounding region offer many attractions and lodging which are popular for both residents and visitors.

There’s so much to do in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County, The profusion of fresh water lakes, salt water inlets, and the rivers and streams have created an abundance of water-based activities that range from tranquil to thrilling. Family oriented and beginner biking trails co-exist with trails that will challenge and ultimately satisfy even the most extreme two wheel enthusiasts.

National Forest and National Park lands offer hikers, walkers and mountain climbers, with plenty of scenic space to explore – from flat to moderate to strenuous. Towering over it all, is majestic Mt. Baker. At nearly 11,000 feet, Mt. Baker is the highest peak in the North Cascades Mountains

Throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, you’ll find a diverse selection of traditional and unique accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental choices that reflect your preferences in size, style, location and budget.

Ranked second in the nation for arts businesses per capita, Bellingham and Whatcom County, shine with arts and heritage activities.

Bellingham’s downtown Cultural Arts District includes the Whatcom Museum’s state-of-the-art Lightcatcher building and Family Interactive Gallery; Allied Arts of Whatcom County, First Friday Art Walks; the historic Mount Baker Theatre showcasing live performing arts and home to the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra; the American Museum of Radio & Electricity; Mindport Exhibits; the Bellingham Railway Museum; the Pickford Film Center dedicated to independent films; and the Upfront Theater highlighting live improve comedy shows. Centrally located accommodations and vacation rentals put visitors right in the heart of Bellingham’s culture scene.

Enjoy some of Bellingham’s annual festivals. Fairhaven’s annual celebration of seafood and community founder Dirty Dan Harris! Food & games, live music, fish fillet contest, salmon toss, cupcake eating contest, toy boat building, interactive fish art, 1800’s dress up, cooking demos, chowder cook-off and the world’s only piano race!

Bellingham’s annual Ski to Sea Race is a 100-mile relay of seven venues encompassing seven different sports from the snowfields of Mount Baker, down Highway 542 and the Nooksack River and across Bellingham Bay via downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, running, canoeing, bike riding and kayaking.

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