Bellingham is a vibrant city, nestled in Bellingham Bay, Washington. Just south of the Canadian border, it is a convenient stop on a Vancouver to Seattle road trip. It is the gateway to fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities and unspoilt natural environments. Camper rental in Bellingham will give you access to some amazing spots.
Camper Rental in Bellingham and beyond
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A North-Western US Road Trip
Bellingham can easily be included in a North-Western road trip from Seattle to Vancouver, or the other way around for Canadian tourists! A worthwhile side-adventure is into the North Cascades National Park. It is 90 minutes driving time and offers over 400 miles of trails, where you can experience virgin forests, sub-alpine meadows and hundreds of glaciers - home to wolves, lynx and moose. The Cascades Range starts in British Columbia, over the Canadian Border, and runs all the way to Northern California. It is named for its thousands of waterfalls.
Where to Stay: RV Parks near Bellingham
Bellingham RV Park has full hook-ups, a general store and library. It even offers home baking to its guests.
Cedars RV resort is an RV campground just minutes from town. It is family orientated, with a heated pool. Camper sites are lined with cedar trees and can fit vehicles of most sizes.
Culinary Experiences in Bellingham
Bellingham has a proud craft-brewing culture, which can be experienced in many bars. Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen is in Bellingham’s old town, and specialises in Euro-style craft beers. Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro is in a restored 1922 warehouse in the Downtown area. Pub-style meals are cooked with local ingredients. The Green Frog serves North-Western beers accompanied with gourmet grilled cheese and BBQ meals. Their deck is so good it has won awards.
Bellingham also has boutique wineries, distilleries and a mead winery. Woods Coffee is an ever-growing franchise, selling the local brew.
Bellingham things to see and do
Bellingham will be wasted on couch potatoes, so remember to pack your adventurous side. There’s more than 100 miles of shoreline surrounding Bellingham and Whatcom County, as well as four lakes in the region, so water activities are varied and plentiful. Hire a kayak for an hour, a full day, or overnight to camp on nearby Lummi Island. You can even take a ferry to Alaska from Bellingham.
San Juan Cruises operate out of Bellingham for day trips into the San Juan Islands. This is a group of islands that run between the mainland USA and Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Their whale watching cruises run from May until September, and give the opportunity to see orcas, humpback whales, sealions, bald eagles and so much more.
It is a cycle-friendly town, with plenty of mountain bike trails. The South Bay Cycle Trail is suitable for cyclists of all abilities and links downtown Bellingham, through Boulevard Park to the historic district of Fairhaven, two miles in total. At Fairhaven you can visit just one of the region’s several independent book stores, Village Books. This three-storey, dog-friendly store will keep readers happy for hours.
During the winter, all snow-sports are available at nearby Mt Baker.
Driving Tips in Bellingham
Be prepared, North Cascades National Park is heading into remote country. Gas stations and food are scarce, top up the tank and the camper’s cupboards before you set off. Also, have your passport handy if crossing the US/Canada Border. Why not considering a slightly longer trip and venturing down to the Southern States? RV Rentals from Las Vegas are a popular choice for many.