We are a middle aged English couple visiting Vancouver in June. We love the idea of a day trip to Bellingham as it looks so nice and we love the idea of a non-touristy small, pretty place to visit.
I am a right in thinking that the Amtrak Cascades train is a one a day ( in each direction) set up to Bellingham, with about 11-12 hours between arrival & departure? ( Or have I ready the schedule wrong?)
How far is it from Train station to the downtown area, is it walkable or would we have to get a cab?
We are not really into museums ( in the art sense). We just fancy a wander around a cute place, with nice scenery......Is it far to the waters edge from downtown. ie walkable?
If the train is a no-go, how practical is the bus? is it do-able or is the ride not so nice?
I realise we will need our passports and Esta ( which we have from previous visits to New York).
What are the things I need to know to enable us to do this?
Thank you very much in advance.