Destination guide

The lively area of Bellingham awaits your stay

The area's live music and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Bellingham. Renowned for its university setting, cafés and waterfalls, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Bellingham

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Bellingham has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Marine Life Center (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Lake Padden Golf Course (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • North Bellingham Golf Course (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Shuksan Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Grandview Golf Course (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Homestead Golf & Country Club (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Bellingham

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Bellingham. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sehome Hill Arboretum (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Whatcom Falls Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Bloedel Donovan Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Fairhaven Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Lake Padden Park (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Samish Park (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Bellingham

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.), which is 19.2 mi (30.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Bellingham Station.

Where to stay near Bellingham?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 326 house rentals near Bellingham. From 145 Houses to 38 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bellingham for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Bellingham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Bellingham. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Padden Park: 286 home rentals
  • Larrabee State Park: 371 home rentals
  • Lake Padden Golf Course: 284 home rentals
  • Whatcom Falls Park: 338 home rentals
  • Fairhaven Park: 494 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bellingham listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bellingham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 145 Houses in Bellingham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bellingham include:

  • Cabins: 38 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 81 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 38 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bellingham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 90 vacation homes with pool available in Bellingham.

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