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Bellingham, WA Travel Tips
Bellingham, Washington is a historic town amid a lush, green area halfway between Seattle and Vancouver. It boasts a thriving lumber industry and seaport. It's close to the Canadian border (25 miles) and is the northernmost city in the contiguous U.S. with more than 50,000 people. A Bellingham vacation rental allows you to enjoy this part of Puget Sound which is narrow and level, a beautiful contrast to the visible Mount Baker.
Things to DoBellingham is home to several interesting museums. There's the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, the Bellingham Railway Museum, and the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention. Mindport is a privately funded arts and science museum. Bellingham also has thriving music and literary scenes, largely due to the university population. Art supporters will enjoy the historic Mount Baker Theatre and the Northwest Ballet. If you need a good laugh, stop by Ryan Stiles' (from Whose Line Is It Anyway and Drew Cary fame) Upfront Theatre for a little improv.
Bellingham is also an area of striking natural beauty. You can experience that with a trip to the Upper Falls and the Whatcom Creek gorge in Whatcom Falls Park, which runs through the center of the city. Popular activities include fishing, walking the trails, and winter sports at the nearby Mount Baker Ski Area. After a day of enjoying the outdoors, you can snuggle up by the fire in your Bellingham vacation rental.
TransitBellingham is serviced by the Bellingham International Airport and the Amtrak Cascades line. Although the downtown is extremely pedestrian friendly with delightful walking tours, if you want to get out and enjoy the area, you'll need a car. You can even take a ferry from Bellingham's Fairhaven section to Ketchikan, Alaska.
ClimateThis part of the Pacific Northwest is known for its gray skies and rain but there's not as much precipitation as one would think, at least not during the summer months. Bellingham gets 36 inches of rain per year, compared to the U.S. average of 37 inches. On average there are 157 sunny days in Bellingham. July temperatures are in the mid 70s. January lows average around 30 and the area only receives about 11 inches of snowfall a year.
EventsThe Ski to Sea Race is one of the most thrilling events in the area. The team relay race has seven legs – cross country skiing, downhill skiing or snowboarding, running, road biking, 2-person canoeing, mountain biking, and kayaking. Bellingham also hosts the Highland Games & Scottish Festival, the first full weekend of June. More than 1,000 techies from across the northwestern U.S. and Canada assemble for LinuxFest Northwest at Bellingham Technical College during the last weekend of April every year. The event has grown into one of the largest of its kind.
A Bellingham vacation rental allows you to explore this beautiful area and be a part of its exciting community. Whether you enjoy the outdoors or prefer more cerebral or artistic pursuits, Bellingham offers a mixture of activities.