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Fairhaven Historic District

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Address: 1100 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7037
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The Historic Fairhaven District is a quaint, charming community full of...

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!

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Awesome area for shopping and dining in a historic downtown

This is a great little area for a good meal and some shopping. They have an incredible bookstore that has a gift shop adjacent and some restaurants/cafes in the building. I love... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 9, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a great little area for a good meal and some shopping. They have an incredible bookstore that has a gift shop adjacent and some restaurants/cafes in the building. I love stopping here when I visit the area. It has a good vibe, and you can also access the pedestrian causeway from town for a beautiful walk near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

For an afternoon of browsing around, this place is great. But bring your wallet, you are going to want to bring home some infused olive oil.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Fairhaven is full of fun and delicious restaurants! We have too many favorites, but currently loving Aloha Poke and Fat Pie Pizza! There are always other people around enjoying themselves, and fun shops to poke into.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

It was interesting for me to see how much more developed Fairhaven has become. I lived here as a student 20 years ago and although it always had some quirky shops and great places to eat the quality of the shops seem to have grown and some of the old favourites have obviously done well for themselves. If you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what to eat? Then you should head here as you can find almost any type of food and many of the places are in unique stores. There is one place in a double decker bus and another restaurant is next to a book store, feels like it is part of the book store. Walking is easy as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I love the village green, as well as the different restaurants. A great place to spend a sunny afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Wonderful area to meander through shops and eateries while enjoying trails and a sea view. There are a number of great used and new bookstores that are excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Fair haven definitely needs at least 1 full day if not 2! Lots of artisan shops, eateries and trails to see and do. Coming back to do Farhaven proper!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Just a delightful area to walk around with great views and places to poke around.I found my first Christmas gifts here today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Fairhaven is a lovely place for a morning or afternoon stroll. It's easy to find a free parking space. There are plenty of cosy coffee shops and good restaurants. The Village Books store is not to be missed. The artists' galleries were of great quality. We wandered into some beautiful home decor stores too. The shop owners were very helpful... More 

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