Bellingham, Washington

There is a place called Bellingham in the glorious green state of Washington. Bellingham is a town nestled into the top of the state – the top of the country, really – right near the border of Canada in the west. 

If you ever get the chance to visit Bellingham, I absolutely encourage you to do so. The town is absolutely perfect for people who truly embrace the outdoors and really appreciate the beauty of nature.

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Bellingham is packed with great hikes, greenery, very clean air, and bike paths galore. Especially in the spring and summer, Bellingham is a great place for hikers, bikers, runners, and just generally people who enjoy a good view.

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For a really great time, visit during Ski to Sea

If you are a beer or cider person, Bellingham may also be a city worth your bucket list. Though Bellingham is a medium-sized city (and it feels more on the small side), there are more than 15 breweries in town. Check them out and try some local beer or cider paired with something inevitably delicious because Bellingham is also a big food town. 

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From gluten-free to vegan to raw food, Bellingham is definitely a considerate place for people who have any kind of food restriction. You would be much more likely to not find a place with vegetarian and vegan options than the other way around. Some favorites are Leaf and Ladle, Pepper Sisters, and Brandywine

Western Washington University is also located in Bellingham, Washington so if you’re a fan of a good college tour, check out their campus. It’s absolutely lovely with some of the best views you’ll ever see in your life. 

Bellingham is located incredibly close to the San Juan Islands, Vancouver in British Columbia, and tiny hidden gems like Bow and Custer, Washington. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a not-very-well-known place, consider it!  

travelJessica Tholmer