What if there was a way to experience the natural beauty of Washington’s stunning rivers and breathtaking mountainscapes on your own without the surrounding crowd of photo-snapping tourists?
If you dream of a destination off-the-tourist-trodden-path, Bellingham City, Washington could be your new favorite family destination. Situated in Bellingham Bay, Bellingham City matches its beautiful natural surroundings with a quiet and contemplative historic downtown core.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Bellingham, Washington, you’ll arrive at the Floathaven Airstrip on the shores of Lake Whatcom. From here, you have easy access to Bellingham City proper and the coast that lies beyond.
But, before you head west, start your trip at Whatcom Falls Park. Located near the seaplane base on the eastern rim of Bellingham City, Whatcom Falls Park is teaming with lush flora and beautiful streams that create a serene getaway from the city streets.
A Bellingham City exclusive, the Sehome Hill Arboretum is a unique space in the city. Formerly a coal-mining center turned education hub and logging station, the area currency stands as a park and arboretum perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll. While you walk the trails in the wooded preserve, stop at the Old Quarry to see the ancient rock layers that make up the land in Washington’s northwestern corner. Make sure to climb the tower to see the beauty of this unique attraction from above.
And, before you leave town, stop by the Depot Market Square on Sundays to sample fresh produce and handmade treats at the Bellingham Farmers’ Market.