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A serpentine stretch of road connects the artisanal hubs of Fairhaven and Bow-Edison. Travelers can start their journey on Chuckanut Drive on the edge of the city limits of Bellingham and continue on … more
Among our waterside gems is Fairhaven, a subset of Bellingham, founded as its own town in the 1880s by an entrepreneur and convicted felon named Daniel Jefferson Harris. Fairhaven embraces … more
Tongue in cheekily nicknamed the city of subdued excitement, Bellingham is a booming brewpub town, a hub of outdoor adventurers and a beautiful place to visit. In Bellingham, parks abound, and people … more
The beachside community of Birch Bay can feel like a trip back in time. Driving down Birch Bay Drive in the middle of summer,  you can still pick up the vibes of poodle skirts and the sight of … more
The first American town travelers will pass through after passing south-bound through the Peace Arch border crossing is Blaine, Washington. Its oceanside location offered multiple trade advantages … more
Need a break from urban life? Tsawwassen and Ladner may be just what you’re looking for. Nestled between river and ocean, these towns have lots of options for relaxation. Go for a stroll or … more
The closest of the San Juans Islands to the mainland is Lummi Island. Just a six-minute ferry ride across Hale PassAGE, this retreat off of Gooseberry Point is a picturesque location to spend the day … more
Start off with a round of golf in the morning, spend the afternoon on a sunny beach, enjoy a meal al fresco and then wrap up the day with an ice cream while strolling along a promenade at … more
Richmond calls itself an “island city, by nature,” a tidy way of summing up its rich diversity. Richmond, with the village of Steveston on its southern flank, grew on the seventeen … more
Locals call it “The Sigh.” You drive through the border, turn right onto Tyee Drive with its towering evergreens, and “The Sigh” involuntarily escapes you. Point Roberts is an … more
From fishing to shopping, Burlington should be your destination for family fun. Burlington is often called “Hub city,” as it conveniently sits at the meeting place of Interstate 5 and … more
  Back in the 1800s, Mount Vernon was known as a transportation and trading center for the logging industry. Now, Mount Vernon is known throughout Washington as the land of tulips, tulips and … more
A colorful town on the Swinomish Channel, La Conner woos visitors from far and wide with tangerine sunsets and a hankering for art, architecture and history. The mouth of the Swinomish Channel has … more
Towering over the San Juan archipelago, Orcas Island is the most mountainous of the San Juan Islands and a world-class destination for camping and outdoor recreation. The island’s two … more
Lopez Island’s tranquility, rural farmscapes and quiet bays put visitors at ease. Sometimes called the friendly isle or Slow-pez, it’s the smallest of the big-three San Juan Islands and feels more like a step back in time than the others. more
San Juan Island, the most populated of the San Juan Islands, is paradise for lovers of small towns in idyllic settings. The island has more restaurants and amenities than you’ll find elsewhere … more
With beaches, a bustling downtown shopping district, annual festivals and 50 miles of multi-use trails, Anacortes has something for everyone. The town of about 17,000 is located on Fidalgo Island, … more
Discover history, art, mouthwatering seafood and, of course, the beautiful waters of Puget Sound during your visit to the largest island in Island County. Outdoor thrill seekers will find activity at … more
Take one-part salt air, one-part Victorian architecture and two-parts festival and mix it all up with a wooden paddle and what do you have? You have Port Townsend, the furthest stop on your Waterside … more
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