Bellingham is located in the northern part of Washington State. It is known for its easy access to outdoor activities as well as its proximity to both Seattle and Vancouver. It is also very close to many popular skiing ranges as well as the San Juan Islands. Those who enjoy nature and outdoor activities often pick Bellingham as a spot for their vacations. Here are the top 5 destinations you will want to make sure you see when you visit Bellingham.

Whatcom Falls Park
Over 200 acres, Whatcom Falls Park features many well maintained walking trails giving easy access to all the levels of the waterfalls. The waterfall eventually empties out into the bay. It is easy to spend a day traveling to all four levels of the waterfalls.

Lake Padden
Lake Padden is a popular spot to relax during the warmer months of the year. It features several playgrounds as well as picnic areas which are perfect for enjoying a home packed meal. Many enjoy coming here to observe the local wildlife.

Whatcom Museum of History and Art
The Whatcom Museum of History and Art is a great place to learn more about the region’s interesting history. All of the art on display here was produced or inspired locally making it a unique and memorable experience.

Lummi Island
Lummi Island is reachable by a car ferry. The island has lots of unspoiled nature and makes for an excellent day trip from Bellingham. There is also an Indian reservation located on the peninsula end of the island.

Lairmont Manor
Lairmont Manor is an Italian Renaissance style home built in the early 20th century. It is situated on a beautiful estate that is open to the public. It is a great place to walk around and admire the landscaping as well as the beautiful architecture.