Bellingham and the Local Area

Location, Location, Location

Water, mountains, music and food – from downtown to out-of-town, Bellingham has it all! Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands lie directly to the west; Mt. Baker and the North Cascades Mountain Range are an hour to the east. Bellingham offers a vibrant urban community with a natural setting, providing outstanding entertainment, recreation and research opportunities.

Explore the Local Area

Ski Mt Baker
Snowboarding or Sailing, Hiking or Biking, Islands or Mountains - your pick.
Farmers Market food
Bellingham offers amazing food choices from restaurants, farmer's markets, fresh caught fish and crab, local ice cream to gourmet pizza...
Nightlife with Music
Music, Coffeeshops, Dance... you name it.
Theatre at Western
From the Mount Baker Theatre’s musicals and concerts to the comedy and improv of the Upfront Theatre as well as museums and galleries galore, Bellingham has plenty to offer Western’s students.