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Fairhaven Historic District

1100 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7037
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On a cold December evening went for a stroll in the neighborhood. great stores to wonder around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
Old Town Charm

I love the Fairhaven district in south Bellingham! A good variety of stores and restaurants. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bellingham, Washington
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The Historic Fairhaven Village is a charming community located on the south end of Bellingham, WA. In this turn-of-the-century village you’ll find yourself amongst locally owned and operated boutique shops, fine dining, curated art galleries, hotels, spas and outdoor activities aplenty! Surrounded by bay and wooded trails it’s the perfect launching point for a hike, cycle or kayak on the bay. The Fairhaven Village Green park, much like a town square, hosts a summer Farmer’s Market, live music, outdoor movies and annual festivals like Dirty Dan Days, Bellhaven Jazz Fest, Ski-to-Sea Fairhaven Festival, Winterfest and much more! Just minutes off I-5 it’s easy to arrive by car. There is a transportation hub within the village which houses Amtrak and Greyhound stations, Bellingham city bus, Alaska Marine Highway Ferry and San Juan Cruises. Whether it’s a day trip or a long relaxing weekend there truly is something for everyone in Fairhaven.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1100 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold December evening went for a stroll in the neighborhood. great stores to wonder around... especially the 3 story book store that accommodate some other stores and can be good to warm up inside while looking around.

Thank Marcus1900I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Fairhaven district in south Bellingham! A good variety of stores and restaurants. There are consignments stores and stores with novelties and some upper scale stores and a gallery. The district is close to The AMTRAK train station, Greyhound bus station, and Alaska...More

Thank 737teresam
InnkeeperFVI, Guest Relations Manager at Fairhaven Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

737teresam, The opportunities for fun really are endless in Fairhaven! Each and every boutique shop and restaurant you visit is locally owned and operated which is what makes Fairhaven so special. The Village is so happy you love what we do. Come back and see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my husband in college at Western and have always enjoyed the Fairhaven district. There's a lot more to do and see here now! And there is no shortage of burger joints. The bookstore can take up a whole day.

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

My husband and I went down to the Fairhaven Historic District yesterday. We took photo's with Father Christmas at the Fairhaven Village Inn's lobby, outside the hotel they offered free sleigh rides pulled by four decked out horses. Window displays were lovely, visited the bookstore,...More

Thank sydette
InnkeeperFVI, Guest Relations Manager at Fairhaven Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sydette, We're so glad you got to experience Fairhaven's Winterfest activities! The horse-drawn carriage rides and visits with Father Christmas are an annual event and take place each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, Winterfest was expanded to include a Grand Tree Lighting, Window...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

ok so I love Fairhaven! It is just next to Bellingham...yet it is quaint and small town feel. Ladies it is a wonderful place to shop, eat and enjoy a lovely walk on the water. Men, you have so many options with food and lovely...More

Thank deborahpS7790PX
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Fairhaven is considered part of Bellingham, but it has its own identity and flavor. Used to be a little rough around the edges, a place to go when you wanted to indulge in guilty pleasures. There are still guilty pleasures here, but more of the...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent last weekend in the Fairhaven historic district of Bellingham. We were there for the Christmas tree lighting event and were impressed by the community spirit. In typical Pacific Northwest fashion, there was a large crowd in the rain to hear...More

Thank Woodsdweller1
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The Fairhaven District has been reborn, with many shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs now occupying historic buildings that have been refurbished and well maintained. A large public square is perfect for outdoor gatherings, right behind one of the best bookstores in the region.

Thank Pepi25_11
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Came for Christmas shopping and had a great day finding deal, good food, and tasty beer. It’s a small but fun town to visit. You can also get some great walks around here.

Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A very nice part of town to just stroll and window shop. Have a great lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants or pubs. Very nice neighborhood and people.

Thank sakl453
Nearby HotelsSee all 26 hotels in Bellingham
Fairhaven Village Inn
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.04 miles away
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
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.39 miles away
Bellingham Lodge
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Motel 6 Bellingham
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Nearby Restaurants
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.05 miles away
Colophon Cafe
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.01 miles away
Avenue Bread & Cafe
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.06 miles away
Fat Pie Pizza
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.02 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Boulevard Park
218 reviews
.75 miles away
Fairhaven Stones Throw Brewery
33 reviews
.12 miles away
South Bay Trail
48 reviews
.37 miles away
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17 October 2017|
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Response from Tammie663 | Reviewed this property |
Most of Fairhaven is on a hill. My suggestion would be to park on the lower end. Work your way upwards, visiting shops as you go. Then cross the street and work your way down, back towards your vehicle. Unless you are in... More
29 July 2017|
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