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There is a uniqueness to Fairhaven. It's historic. It's unique. There are distinct shops to browse... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Abbotsford, Canada
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This is a regular stop on our trips to Bellingham. The stores and coffee shops are always... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul B
Abbotsford, Canada
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The Historic Fairhaven Village is a charming community located on the south end of Bellingham, WA. In this turn-of-the-century village you’ll find yourself amongst locally owned and operated boutique shops, fine dining, curated art galleries...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1100 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7037
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a uniqueness to Fairhaven. It's historic. It's unique. There are distinct shops to browse through, great coffee shops, bookstores, not to mention fantastic views of Chuckanut Bay.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a regular stop on our trips to Bellingham. The stores and coffee shops are always interesting. The fish and chips are good and the oil and vinegar store is excellent.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first trip to Fairhaven, having been to Bellingham a few times. The Fairhaven downtown is charming and full of great places to see, shop, and eat. A great place to pass a lazy morning or afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jolpe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here before, and enjoyed it so much that we went back again. There are a lot of cute shops, even more great places to eat, and the people-watching is always fun. This whole area is just a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank VickieL7812
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So much to see and do, walk the lovely coble stone streets, great restaurants. In the summer they have outdoor movies - so much family fun!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1amalie
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We stayed in a local hotel and ecplored the area on foot. There’s a wonderful independent bookstore, clothing and shoe stores as well as many good restaurants. In addition, there’s a self-guided tour of old houses of the district.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anne D
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

The windy weather was challenging but all the shopkeepers were friendly and pleasant. I highly recommend Village Bookstore. I spent more than I should have but I have no regrets. The visitor center is located inside Bay to Baker Trading Company, and Mason was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great spot to stroll for any age. Park. Benches along the streets with statues of historic characters - Mr. Fairhaven, Mark Twain, etc. Small shops, restaurants, book store. My grandson enjoyed riding the giant rooster statue and the old bus now a lunch spot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I fell in love with Fairhaven at first sight! It’s small, but every inch is packed with beauty and cute little nooks. Lovely shops and a fabulous independent book store provide all the shopping we needed. A small grocery store stocked gourmet goodies, wine and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Fairhaven is the historic district of Bellingham. Every restaurant in Fairhaven is worth the trip. There is plenty of shops to meander around and fun unique and wonderful treasures. The neighborhood is full of cute houses and it is the home of a beautiful old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michele D
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
Many shops are open in Fairhaven on Sundays. Most restaurants are open on Sundays; many offer brunch menus. Also, there are often special events on the weekends, including Sunday.
October 17, 2017|
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Response from lindastandre | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking on all the streets in Fairhaven. There is also angle parking west of 11th street on McKenzie.
July 29, 2017|
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Hello, any input will be helpful. I'm staying in Mukilteo out of necessity (cannot change it), with two kids ages 11 and 13, for a week and I'd like some thoughts about my itinerary. We like shopping for kitschy stuff, touristy junk, lavender flavored foods, food stuff like unusual pastas and olive oils, booze (berry, mint, pepper flavored). We like eating at places like Ivar's and Olive Garden or local places with great pizzas. We're not into expensive places like Nobu's or Canlis....More
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