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Fairhaven Historic District

1100 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Neighborhoods
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Victoria, BC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We feel the shops in Fairhaven are unique and mostly of high quality...so nice to be able to park in front of the store you want to visit and not have to pay for parking. Every store will tell you of their fav. restaurant. We can hardly wait to go back.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a cute little town on the water south of Bellingham. You can walk a well maintained trail that goes from Boulevard park through Fairhaven and down to the Alaska ferry. Lots of cute little restaurants with good nibbles and a couple of gelato and ice cream shops.

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Bellingham, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Lots to do and see here. Great shoe, jewelry and art shopping along with one of the best indy bookstores in the Northwest. Walk toward the Marine Ferry terminal and head to the beach at Marine Park ask about the nearby nature walking and biking trails.

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Bellingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have lived in S Bellingham for 41 years. Fairhaven an interesting mix of water industry, upscale housing (only million dollar condos in B'ham), & boutique shops. The area has evolved from "Hippie-haven" to "Tourist-haven". Many great restaurants and interesting stores to wander thru, In fact, if you eat in Fairhaven (or anywhere in Bham for that matter) skip desert... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is great. It's a beautiful town straight out of the European mold. If you don't fall in love immediately with the asthetics, than the shops will get you. Great for every type of person. My favorite locations are: Archers Ale House, The Colophone Cafe, Village Bookstore, The Black Cat (Le Chat Noir), and Skylark Hidden Cafe. But there... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Fairhaven is about 10 minutes south of downtown Bellingham and should be considered a "must do" when visiting Bellingham. This old town is easy to walk even though it's a little sloped. Lots of great restaurants and interesting stores as well as an amazing book store. Well worth your time if you're in Bellingham.

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Savannah, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great way to spend an afternoon, lots of great "non chain" shops and restaurants. Lots of parking (have to pay) but very easy to walk the area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Enjoyed walking around this district which was an easy drive from downtown Bellingham. There were a number of shops offering very fine crafts (pottery, wood, art glass, olive oils and balsamic vinegars, etc). A good place to spend a couple of hours, especially in warmer weather.

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Seattle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a great spot for walking - enjoying the beautiful waterfront and the historic buildings. Stop for breakfast, lunch, coffee. Read up on the history of Fairhaven and you'll appreciate it even more.

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Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The downtown is small and on a hill. Easy to walk in a few hours, lots if cool shops and interesting restaurants. Good views of the waterfront as well from the walking paths. Book shop is FULL of used books and cheap prices. Got 4 paperbacks for $ 10

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