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A great area to explore

We stayed in a local hotel and ecplored the area on foot. There’s a wonderful independent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne D
Fairbanks, United States
Definite return trip

The windy weather was challenging but all the shopkeepers were friendly and pleasant. I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yvonne C
Seattle, Washington
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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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

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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We visit Fairhaven often ... still haven’t seen everything. Interesting, unique shops. Many fine establishments for meals

Thank haleyheart
Reviewed October 17, 2018

limited but pleasant with some decent restaurants. we did not have time to do it justice but enjoyed what we saw.

Thank joan f
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great fun just to walk and explore all the darling shops and delectable restaurants. Close to Bellingham Bay. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon or even a weekend. There are many charming hotels and B&B's in the district.

Thank Lynne G
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Fairhaven is by far my favorite spot in Bellingham! You must stop if you are passing through. Stop for breakfast at Harris Avenue Cafe, stroll to the sweet shops of Village Bookstore and Paper Dreams. Grab a doughnut at Rockets and walk the path down...More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Fairhaven is a district just south of Bellingham. Lots of interesting shops and restaurants. Historical area also. Worth a visit.

Thank DonL120
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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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