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“Stepping back in time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairhaven Historic District

Fairhaven Historic District
1100 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stepping back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

If you love brick buildings, restaurants and strolling through book shops, kids toy stores and retail artisans then plan on a visit to Fairhaven. Fairhaven has many lovely restaurants from the Rocket Donuts location (new building but second location for Bellingham) to Harris St. Cafe (breakfast & lunch), Tony's coffee and the Black Cat cafe and bar. There are two awesome book stores both Eclipse with helpful and quirky owner and Village Books with lots of authors who visit, activities and a cafe as well as a fine woodworking shop, rug shop, CD shop and other fun places to visit. With a double-decker bus that serves fish & chips and a boardwalk that you can walk all the way into downtown, you could easily spend a day here.

Visited November 2013
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best shopping district on bellingham”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not only is there an abundance of great shops to visit, but Fairhaven is connected to some of the best trails and walking routes in bellingham. The district is filled with all independently owned and operated shops with everything from a lovely flower shop to a wonderful small hotel, art galleries, restaurants and so much more.

Visited November 2013
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Bellingham, Wash.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Great Bellingham history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fairhaven at one time was a city onto it's own, but it is now part of Bellingham...known as Southside to the locals. There is a lot of history there and there are markers on the sidewalk where historical things happened. There are also a lot of great little art galleries and pottery places. Also a lot of really good restaurants. In short: just a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or a few days.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“walk about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a nice little area with some boutique like shops and restaurants. The people where very nice.

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Troy, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love this area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Favorite area/visit was at the Public Market on Saturday. Bought some gifts for myself and others. Loved the local food, etc. We also had brunch at a couple of restaurants there a couple of days during our stay in Bellingham.

Visited September 2013
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