Destination guide

The lively area of Bellingham awaits your stay

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Bellingham. Renowned for its university setting, cafes and waterfalls, this city welcomes all visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 holiday in Bellingham. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Bellingham

Fly into Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre. 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 travelling by train, you can make your way to Bellingham Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bellingham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 289 holiday lettings around Bellingham. From 75 flats & apartments to 122 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Bellingham?

We all like a room with a view. But if you're in the mood for vistas that'll leave you feeling on top of the world, you'll need to head for the hills. HomeAway has no less than 107 alpine getaway rentals available. Of course, that may not be quite your holiday style. Fortunately, HomeAway has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 99 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 90 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 81 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Bellingham?

If you want to live like a local and love a bit of extra space and privacy, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 138 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £54 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Condo: 55 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £95 per night.
  • Resort: 28 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £102 per night.
  • Cottage: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £84 per night.

Can I stay in Bellingham in a large group?

Holidays spent with your favourite people can be so much fun, particularly when you're sleeping under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you'll be visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help out. House holiday rentals are the most popular choice here for big groups of guests. Our global database presently has 46 available. Around this area, rental properties that can accommodate bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 106 properties suitable for that size. Spend a night for as little as £56.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 46 rental accommodation that are suitable. Prices begin at just £100 a night.
  • Looking for rental properties to suit 5 guests? You'll be thrilled to find out we have 18 that'll be perfect. You can book one from just £57 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your sister and all your friends to Bellingham.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Bellingham?

Show the door to soulless chain-hotel rooms! Bask in the flexibility of staying like a local in a value-for-money holiday rental instead. Have a look at the amazing options available for you now on HomeAway. When it comes to looking for a terrific deal, your first stop should be Aldergrove. Here, HomeAway has 2 holiday rentals at an average price of £44 a night. Another 8 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Lower Sumas Mountain. With an average price of £75 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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