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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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Great shops and restaurants

This was a neat area to walk around, shop, get a bite to eat. We ate at the bus restaurant that serves halibut fish and chips. Decent meal for the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

This was a neat area to walk around, shop, get a bite to eat. We ate at the bus restaurant that serves halibut fish and chips. Decent meal for the money.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

My wife and I have been here many times and never tire of its great restaurants, beautifully restored buildings and ambience. Its like stepping back into the 1950's. Highly recommend the Fairhaven Village Inn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Always love to see a live old downtown. There are many restaurants and cafes, antique stores and clothing stores. Nice to walk around.

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West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

My friend brought me to Fairhaven to see the lovely shops in the area. I enjoyed wandering around and seeing so many interesting things; walls painted to look like apartment buildings, fun statuary, interesting lighting fixtures on buildings, etc. I have some troubles with my knees and hips, particularly on hills, but the hills in Fairhaven were gentle enough that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Great place to take out of town guests as there is dining, shopping, a wonderful book store, people watching, and something for everyone

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I imagine at one time rhis was nice. Nothing to get excited about. looked high and low. Lobg waits for food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Recommend this part of Bellingham over downtown for strolling shopping dining. Parking is a breeze..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This a a great area to visit because of the history as well as all the neat shops and restaurants. Hilly walk but doable.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I love the shops, especially the bookstore. I spent a couple of hours in the bookstore and the gift shop attached! Parking was difficult on Friday night but I didn't have a problem on Sunday. Parking is free after 5 and on the weekends- much better than Seattle! Come spend some time here next time you are in Bellingham

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nice little area we didn't know about before we went to Bellingham. Go to enjoy the window shopping, pleasant service. they have a cute central park area for families. worth a side trip!

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