Fairhaven Historic District

Fairhaven Historic District, Bellingham: Tickets, Tours, Address, Fairhaven Historic District Reviews: 4.5/5

Fairhaven Historic District

Fairhaven Historic District
4.5
About
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, hotels, spas and outdoor activities aplenty! Surrounded by bay and wooded trails it’s the perfect launching point for a hike, cycle or kayak on the bay. The Fairhaven Village Green park, much like a town square hosts live music, outdoor movies and annual festivals like Dirty Dan Days, Ski-to-Sea Fairhaven Festival, Winterfest and much more! Just minutes off I-5 it’s easy to arrive by car. There is a transportation hub within the village which houses Amtrak and Greyhound stations, Bellingham city bus, Alaska Marine Highway Ferry and San Juan Cruises. Whether it’s a day trip or a long relaxing weekend there truly is something for everyone in Fairhaven.
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Teacher A
Seattle, WA7 contributions
Cute place to browse and eat
Oct 2020
Good restaurants and a bookstore to die for—don’t miss Village Books! I also visited a carefully curated home store full of cool stuff, and I enjoyed craft cocktails at a cozy place behind the bookstore that I recommend highly.
Written October 12, 2020
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Rob W
Missoula, MT64 contributions
So many changes
Jun 2020
When we live here 25 years ago, Fairhaven was more of a place to check out once for the bizarre shops and not go again. Now, Fairhaven has transformed into a destination to shop through the stores and make a day out of it. Tremendous book store, two ice cream places,and a gelato store, and some of the best restaurants in the Bellingham area! Love going to Fairhaven just to hang out.
Written July 3, 2020
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Brian
Los Angeles, CA768 contributions
Beautiful memories!
Mar 2020
Fairhaven is SUCH a cute little town. I visited so many different places while being here and the people are just SO DOWN TO EARTH KIND!!! I really enjoyed the local creations including glass items, jewelry, and toys! Actual toys being created! The people here were so friendly and the town just had such fresh air. That perfect mix of being in nature while having the community come together and seeing all the different historical and cultural items around town created a perfect blend of memories.
Written July 1, 2020
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Patrick & Janet (BC)
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
Pleasant surprise in Bellingham
Feb 2020
Despite many visits to the Bellingham Costco/Trader Joe's stores in the past months, we decided to visit the Fairhaven District on a cold and rainy day. What an unexpected and pleasant surprise! The district is full of charming boutiques and restaurants spread on several city blocs as opposed to the commercial strip usually found in villages. We had a very decent lunch and great service at the Cafe in the Village Bookstore which is a must to visit. Also of interest, the nearby Marine Park shown in the picture. We will certainly come back in the spring and summer.
Written March 11, 2020
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Barb L
Bellingham, WA23 contributions
One of my favorite stops
Jul 2019
What could be more fun that eating fish and chips on and old English Bus. When the weather is warm, not hot,
this is a perfect spot when in the old part of Bellngham. Fairhaven is a fun area to investigate. There are many quaint
shops all around.
Written March 3, 2020
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Allisonspring
Sitka, AK780 contributions
Fun Walk from Bellingham
Feb 2020 • Business
Enjoyed our walk from Bellingham to Fairhaven. The storefronts are enjoyable and the views to the water are very nice. A pleasant time for some light shopping or to grab a lunch. We came back for dinner later. Great part of Bellingham to see.
Written February 16, 2020
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netnrrd
Vancouver Island, Canada134 contributions
Romantic, So Many Fantastic Healthy Restaurants!
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I just returned from our first stay in Fairhaven and we had a wonderful time even though we weathered a huge rain and windstorm! The restaurants and shops are all in such close proximity that it's easy to walk to your destination, even with inclimate weather. We tried Magdalena's Creperie and the food was truly superb! We loved the Cafe in the Village Bookstore for soup & salad, and Dirty Dan's for excellent steaks and grilled veggies. Just a few blocks north, they Keenan's on the Pier for a delectable lunch and fantastic walk on the pier! We had the loveliest room at the Fairhaven Village Inn with a beautiful view of the ocean, lots of games & books in the Library along with a gorgeously warm fireplace and comfy chairs and delicious scones for breakfast in the morning. We also had their wine & cheese plate from Galloway's presented temptingly on a slate plate. Every where we went, the people of Fairhaven were so warm and welcoming. We can't wait to return to explore the area some more!
Written February 2, 2020
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CrossCountryJennifer
Bellingham, WA43 contributions
Endless spots to eat, shop or visit.
Dec 2019
No car needed neighborhood, Fairhaven is upscale, accessible and very pleasant. Book stores and restaurants that you will not forget.
Written January 28, 2020
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vanisle_al
Vancouver Island, Canada309 contributions
Nothing Special
Mar 2019
Just another restaurant/shopping district in small city in near the Canadian border. Some good restaurants here.
Written January 23, 2020
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Lorraine D
Bellingham, WA138 contributions
FAIRHAVEN
Jan 2020
Charming historical area . Good restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and shops. Free two-hour parking. Very scenic area by the Bellingham Bay.
Written January 16, 2020
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