Take caution and check for road closures due to flooding.

Savor the Bounty of Bellingham

From award–winning restaurants to budget-friendly fare, Bellingham and Whatcom County is a foodie's paradise. Restaurants all over Whatcom County take pride in using locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms and local waters. Craft beverage culture means many craft breweries to choose from, but also cideries, distilleries, wineries, local kombucha, and more. Washington State also has legalized cannabis use within state guidelines.

You are invited to visit numerous locally owned businesses around Whatcom County with the Think Local First passport! 

At each stop, simply check in using this digital passport and collect points that can be used for prizes.

This pass will not only help you experience the finest retailers in Whatcom County, but also offers many opportunities to win with seasonal promotions throughout the year. 

Start Exploring Today!

Get a taste of Rick Steves craft beverage adventures in Whatcom County before visiting bellingham.org/ricksteves to see the full episode.

Always good to know in advance! Check our Travel Advisory page for up to date information and links to other resources you might need.

Corner Live Music - Dry Martini
Friday, Dec 8, 2023
7 p.m.
Holiday Tea
Friday, Dec 8, 2023
Various times
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        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Visitor Center Located at I-5 Exit 253 - Check Hours
904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-671-3990

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