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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Brewery
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“Yummy food. In summer/spring they have live music and often have weekly events. They have some amazing food. The Gumbo, Harvest salad and the Salmon Chowder is amazing. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Gym
“Fairhaven's Historic District is a bustling area located at the North end of Chuckanut Drive. The area is known for it's architecture and colorful history. There are many quaint unique local shops, art galleries, restaurants, pubs and most notoriously one of the best independent bookstores in the United States.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Aslan Brewing Company is an organic craft brewery located in beautiful downtown Bellingham. Hip, family-friendly taproom with house brews and modern takes on classic pub fare, plus wine and cider.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Route
“One of our best local parks, right along Bellingham Bay. Woods Coffee is central to numerous walks connecting downtown to Fairhaven. Wide expanses of lawn for frisbee and volleyball; a band shell; this park has it all.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“3 local venues. Our local gem of an independent, community-supported theater! We adore this theater, especially their largest 2-screen location on Bay Street.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Historic theatre that features top quality performers and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite place to walk down and grab a beer! Usually a good food truck too.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“Get immersed in history and culture at Bellingham’s old own hall now converted in to the Whatcom Museum. Keep on what new exhibits are coming and or are here on the Whatcom Museum’s website.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Co-op Downtown is awesome!! Tons of local produce and products. Plus, their bakery is wonderful as well as their hot food bar! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Bellingham Farmer's Market is a fun way to spend a Saturday. Pick up fresh flowers, local cheeses and check out local artisans and craftspeople.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Hand made ice cream with unusual flavors. There are a couple of dairy free options.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of Lindsy's favorite breakfasts in town. Its so good in every way. I always get the #9 and a Half. YES PLEASE! Not Eli's favorite place, because he's a whiner and doesn't like a wait for breakfast... Also has TONS of vegetarian and vegan options for all our Veg Buddies who prove they are more planet conscientious than we are. But we try. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Funky home made breakfasts served in an iron skillet. Not for the butter- adverse.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Housed in a huge, iconic Fairhaven building, this place is any community's dream of a book store. Don't miss meandering through its offerings. And it's yet another local business passionate in supporting this great community. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Great boardwalk along the water. Located between the Airbnb and the Fairhaven neighborhood. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the best places in town for live music! Shows often sell out fast so check before you go.”
  • 16 locals recommend