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“Utterly charming ... geared to the tourist.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairhaven Historic District

Fairhaven Historic District
1100 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Ranked #2 of 65 things to do in Bellingham
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Owner description: The Historic Fairhaven District is a quaint, charming community full of boutiques, shops, spas and restaurants. It's located in Bellingham, WA on the south side of town, north of Seattle and south of Vancouver, BC. It's surrounded by miles of hiking and biking trails with beautiful views of the bay. It has a little of everything for the entire family. It's great for a day trip or a long relaxing weekend!
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
“Utterly charming ... geared to the tourist.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fairhaven is the perfect spot for weekenders or tourists looking for a nice stopover for the afternoon. Restaurants, shops and recreation prevail in this 3-4 city block area. Prices are a bit inflated, the food is average to good (had a great breakfast at Harris Avenue Cafe). Vendors and locals are friendly and accommodating.

Visited September 2013
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Bandon, OR
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169 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Charming area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We walked through a park with a labyrinth, through the woods, past salmon ladders, and came out at the most charming historic district with great restaurants, bars, and cafes. A walking tour, we discovered "the green" surrounded by an area where they have farmer's markets and a big screen on the wall where they show outdoor movies. We only saw it in the evening in the dark, but were enchanted and would love to return to Bellingham's Historic District and so glad our friends moved in walking distance of it.

Visited August 2013
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Pennsylvania, US
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329 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Picturesque area of Bellingham with lots of shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We enjoyed walking the streets of this area with its many boutiques and specialty shops and lots of restaurants and coffee shops. The boardwalk along Bellingham Bay is a great spot to walk in the evening (with lots of benches to sit and enjoy the view of the boats and animals, in addition to the people).

Visited August 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A historic town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

From a West coast US perspective, Fairhaven has a fair amount of history. Plenty of interesting shops and cafes with some must visits like Village Books. Plenty of "we tolerate everything thing" crack-heads and druggies as well. Streets are steep so if you don't get around well you'll be restricted to the immediate center, but that's where most things are anyway. A fun place to spend the day.

Visited December 2012
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Colorado
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74 reviews
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“Lovely historic town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fun town. Walk the South Bay Trail for a beautiful harbor view. Lots of fun shops and restaurants. Activities on the Village Green in the summer.

Visited August 2013
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