Are you looking for things to do in Bellingham Washington?

A short 15-mile drive south of The Oostema Farmstead.  Discover Bellingham Washington:

Not far from the Canadian border, Bellingham is a Northwest gem of a city and represents everything the region has to offer. With seaside access to the San Juan Islands and only a stone’s throw from North Cascades National Park, Bellingham makes outdoor recreation easy to find. Within city limits, places like Whatcom Falls Park offer an abundance of multi-use trails and ways to get outside.

Pacific Northwest culture is also easy to find in Bellingham. With many museums and numerous local storefronts, Bellingham is also home to Western Washington University. Whether it’s the friendly faces in the streets or the abundance of trailheads to explore, Bellingham is one city in Washington worth more than just a weekend getaway.

Discover the best places to visit with our list of the top attractions and things to do in Bellingham.


From craft brews and outdoor adventures such as paddling and disc golf; to locally sourced foods, art galleries, theaters, and spa treatments.

Bellingham and Whatcom County are full of outdoor recreation, festivals, farmers’ markets, and events during the summer.

I don’t know about you, but I love the water. Its peaceful presence is a salve to my soul. Bellingham has easy coastal access to the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound, and it’s a launching pad to Canada’s Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. Plan a trip to enjoy the ocean, then retire back to the calm of the farm.

Waterfront activities could include:

Fishing, charter cruises, leisure boating, paddling. Whatcom County is rated “Best Paddling Destination in the US.” And if you don’t have a kayak of your own, The Community Boating Center offers paddling and sailing lessons for the family, guided trips, youth camps, and rentals on Bellingham Bay. Or choose a cruise through the SanJuan Islands to see whales or enjoy a fresh seafood dinner on the water.

Head downtown if you’re looking to enjoy restaurants with locally sourced foods, art galleries, theaters, and specialty shops. You’ll love the relaxed hip vibe Bellingham has to offer.

When you’re ready for more activity, Whatcom County has choice spots for Bicycling, Golfing, Frisbee Disk Golf at Whatcom Falls Park, Bird Watching, and of course, plenty of hiking trails.

If you plan it right, you can cheer, “Top O’ The Morning To Ya!” at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Bellingham is a fun event for the whole family. You can also pull out your favorite green shirt for the annual 2-5 mile Runnin’ O’ the Green.

Inevitably, all excursions end up downtown at Boundary Bay brewpub (or one of the many microbreweries in town) for some incredible eats and drinks. Join beer lovers from across the nation to celebrate Bellingham Beer Week and April Brew’s Day.

Whatever the season and whatever your desire, Bellingham is a treasure trove of activities for every age. We know you’ll love your sojourn here in beautiful Whatcom County.  And be sure to enjoy the magnificent sunset before you head back north to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead, we will keep the light on for ya.

Discover Bellingham Washington


For more information on Lynden, check out our Local Guide, and be sure to enjoy your day before you head back to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead.  We will keep the lights on for you.

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