Bellingham, Washington

According to Wikipedia, Bellingham is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. It is the thirteenth-largest city in the state, with 80,885 residents as of the 2010 US Census, and is part of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham. Read more about Bellingham on Wikipedia:,_Washington

Bellingham is the northernmost city with a population of more than 50,000 residents in the contiguous United States. The city is known for its easy access to outdoor recreation in the San Juan Islands and North Cascades as well as proximity to the cities of Vancouver, BC and Seattle.

Its population (2010) is 218,000. This area was originally populated by the Lummi and Nooksack Tribes. A Dutch settlement with windmills and farming is to the north. Other settlers brought lumber and fishing industries. Today our Mt. Baker attracts skiers and our bay brings recreational water activities.

Bellingham’s climate is generally mild and typical of the Puget Sound region. The year-long average daily high and low temperatures are 59 and 44.1 °F (15.0 and 6.7 °C), respectively. Western Whatcom County has a marine oceanic climate that is strongly influenced by the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains. The Cascades to the east retain the temperate marine influence, while the Olympics provide a rain shadow effect that buffers Bellingham from much of the rainfall approaching from the southwest. September average is from a low of mid-40’s to a high of mid-60’s.

For more detailed information re: Bellingham, its history, economy, climate, geography, demographics, etc., go to either the City of Bellingham or Wikipedia sites.
Transportation from the Seattle-Tacoma Airport to Bellingham can be arranged with the Bellair Charters and Airporter ( The stop in Bellingham is at our hotel, the Bellingham Hotel – 4 Points by Sheraton. See their schedule and rates online.