Bellingham Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Bellingham; our list of the best things to see, including Farmers' Market, The Swan Café & Deli and Mount Bakery.
  • The best place in Bellingham: Farmers' Market

    Farmers' Market

    Located downtown at the corner of Railroad and Chestnut. Saturdays from April through October, 10AM-3PM. Pick up local fruits, vegetables, and meats (many organics) for a barbeque. Try any of the prepared food stalls for a quick and easy lunch. Though still called a farmers' market, there are several craft and souvenir tables as well.
    Downtown Business District food nearby
  • The Swan Café & Deli

    The Swan Café & Deli

    1220 N. Forest and 315 Westerly Rd
    Located in the Community Food Co-op [1] The Swan Cafe offers a variety of healthy organic food with numerous vegetarian dishes and an in-house bakery with options for those with allergies or other dietary restrictions.
    Guide Meridian
  • Mount Bakery

    Mount Bakery

    308C West Champion
    A crêperie crossed with a café. Eggs Benedict breakfast $10.55 (served all day), Crepes with soup, salad, or potatoes $8.95, quiche, salads. Family owned and operated by Olivier Vrambout. Their "slow food" approach allows gastronomic pleasure and fun with the waiters, but means a lunch can take two hours. 15% off any one item when you arrive by bike. Cash or checks only, no credit cards.
    Downtown Business District
  • The Daisy Café

    The Daisy Café

    114 W. Magnolia St., #102
    Mon–Fri 7:30AM–2:30PM, Sat–Sun 7:30AM–2PM. $7-$11. Breakfasts (pancakes, omelettes, and the like) and lunches (burgers, pizzas, and the like) in a bright, friendly environment.
    Downtown Business District
  • San Juan Cruises

    San Juan Cruises

    355 Harris Avenue #104
    Chuckanut Cracked Crab dinner cruises, wine and beer tasting cruises, and a full-day San Juan Adventure tour that includes whale watching, lunch and a 2-hour stop in Friday Harbor.
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    405 Fieldstone Road
    Lairmont Manor, with our Renaissance-style manor and award-winning gardens, is Bellingham Washington's premier venue for weddings, receptions, and other formal occasions.
    Edgemoor restaurants nearby
  • Up Front Theatre

    1200 Bay St.
    $10 ($8 with student ID). Founded by local improv comic Ryan Stiles, this theatre offers a mixture of improvisational comedy shows by local and touring performers. See the web site for details on the current shows. Generally, the earlier show is more kid-friendly. The Up Front also offers classes in improv comedy.
    Downtown Business District food nearby
  • Whatcom Museum of History and Art

    121 Prospect Street
    Admission Free. Housed in the 1892 Old City Hall Building, a major red-brick presence in downtown, this museum has fixed collections of artwork and local history artifacts, plus some visiting exhibitions. The museum is also in three other buildings, which are also on Prospect Street between Central Avenue and Champion Street. The other buildings are: Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect Street, Photo archive open Wed.-Fri. 1PM-4:45PM, other parts open by appointment, admission free; ARCO Exhibits Building, 206 Prospect Street, Tue.-Sun. 12PM-5PM, admission free. Building Tradition: Contemporary Northwest Art from Tacoma Art Museum, an exhibition of contemporary art from Northwest artists, collected by the Tacoma Art Museum in the last 70 years [36]. From Nov 19 2006 – April 29 2007, in the ARCO Exhibits Gallery.
    Downtown Business District eat nearby
  • Whatcom Children's Museum

    227 Prospect Street
    10AM-5PM, admission $3.50/person. By the Bay: Working on the Waterfront Allows children to discover what it’s like to work on the waterfront in a hands-on exhibit that encourages exploration and discovery.
    Downtown Business District restaurants nearby
  • Rhododendron Cafe

    5521 Chuckanut Dr
    [57] located South of Chuckanut Mountain in the country town of Bow, features exquisitely prepared combinations of Northwest and ethnic food in a casual setting. Drive down Chuckanut Drive (Highway 11), 25 minutes from Fairhaven, for a visual treat. Open for Lunch & Dinner, W-Su, 11:30AM- 9PM; Sa-Su brunch 9AM. Closed M-Tu. Reservations for parties of 5 or more only. Entrees $9-20; complete meals with wine and tax $30-$40 per person.
  • Skylarks Hidden Cafe

    1308 11th Street
    in the historic Fairhaven district serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a late night menu. Courtyard dining next to the fire is a nice option on cool Spring evenings.
  • The Bagelry

    1319 Railroad
    M-F 6:30AM–5PM; Sat 7:30AM–4PM; Su 8AM–3PM. Bagels $0.85, sandwiches $4.35-$6.05, omelettes $4.85-$6.45. 13 kinds of bagels, baked fresh on the premises. 12 cream cheese spreads. Bagel-based sandwiches and omelettes for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Plenty of tables for eating with friends, rapid service for take-out. A twenty-year history in the community. The Bagelry is a great place for a bagel.
    Downtown Business District
  • Dos Padres

    1111 Harris Ave
    Su-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM, Bar until midnight daily. Standard Mexican food such as fajitas, burritos, and so on. The restaurant side is comfortable and relaxed. Note the separate bar entrance to the right if you are mainly interested in the margaritas. The building was extensivly damaged by fire but re-opened Nov '07.
  • Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro

    1107 Railroad Ave
    Opens 11AM daily. Fax +1-360 671-5897. [54] This brewery, bar, and restaurant is a good place for a drink or food. Minors are welcome in the restaurant. Seafood, steaks, and Mexican food on the menu from $8-$25. Try the beer sampler with a friend to get an idea of all the brews they produce.
    Downtown Business District
  • Pad Thai

    4285 Meridian St #101
    Sun–Thu 11AM-9:30PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM, closed some holidays. $10-15/person. Don't be unnerved by the curious presence of sushi in a Thai restaurant. The tasty menu has some interesting touches, such as the option of dishes made with Splenda instead of oil, and a range of vegan and vegetarian items. The large dining room includes a cocktail bar and sushi bar. Rises above the uninspiring standards of Bellis Fair-Guide Meridian area restaurants.
    Guide Meridian
  • The Colophon Cafe

    1208 11th Street
    Serves soups, salads, sandwiched, and others. Located in wonderful, historic Fairhaven. Also has great desserts!
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