Heliotrope Hotel

Things to Do in Bellingham WA | Things to Do in Washington State | The Heliotrope Hotel

Bellingham is the ideal spot for your urban & outdoor adventures, from local breweries to top-rated mountain biking & more. Let Heliotrope Hotel guide you!

 

FIND YOUR TRUE PNW

Bellingham, Washington is a unique mix of human vitality and natural geography, situated between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea. Located between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, we've got the dynamic vibe you'd expect from a city, and also offer world-class cycling, snow and water sports, hiking, and much more within an hour's drive. The Heliotrope is at the center of it all, located less than a mile from Bellingham's downtown core and nearby nature. To aid your adventures, we offer bike storage and a bike washing station, boot driers, and comfortable spaces to relax before and after excursions. We provide local knowledge to inform both your urban and outdoor adventures, and a haven at the heart of things to settle in after you've gone out. 

 
MOUNTAINS IN EVERY SEASON

MOUNTAINS IN EVERY SEASON

Hike, ski, snowboard

Mount Baker, with world-class snow sports and stunning hikes for all skill levels, is just a 75 minute drive from the Heliotrope. More adventures big and small can be found nearby in the Chuckanut Mountains and various parts of Whatcom County.

 
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

kayak, canoe, paddle board & More

Bellingham is surrounded by the Salish Sea, lakes Whatcom, Samish, and Padden, the Nooksack River, and many other waterways. Whatcom County has stream-side strolls, river tubing, kayaking, sailing, and lakeside trail runs. Ask our staff for recommendations!

 
 
LOTS OF THINGS TO SEE, AND MANY WAYS TO GET THERE

LOTS OF THINGS TO SEE, AND MANY WAYS TO GET THERE

biking, walking and urban opportunities

While Whatcom County's geography invites adventure, the city inspires curiosity. Many locals thrive on local trails, including mountain biking on world-class trails at Galbraith Mountain. Walking trails thread their way throughout city and county. Bellingham also hosts unique places like The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, the independent Pickford Cinema, Mindport Exhibits, summertime outdoor movies and concerts, and much more of interest to keep the whole family occupied. 

 
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TASTES GOOD

THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TASTES GOOD

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Before or after adventure, Bellingham has more than enough restaurants, food trucks, breweries, farmers markets and cafes to keep your appetite preoccupied too. Enjoy any meal in historic Fairhaven, bustling downtown, or pair a beautiful drive with a delicious meal out in the county.