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Fairhaven Historic District

1100 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7037
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Talking about Running!

The bench in front of Rocket Donuts! The women sitting next to the statue is a real person. I ran... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ann M
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Houston, Texas
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Nice place for a stroll

This is a rustic area, with lots of shops and eateries. We went in and out of any of the shops just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth S
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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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, 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 a summer Farmer’s Market, live music, outdoor movies and annual festivals like Dirty Dan Days, Bellhaven Jazz Fest, 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“village books” (60 reviews)
“ferry terminal” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1100 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-7037
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"ferry terminal"
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"toy store"
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"marine park"
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"book store"
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"few blocks"
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"art galleries"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The bench in front of Rocket Donuts! The women sitting next to the statue is a real person. I ran cause I got the witts scared out of me. Apparently I'm not the only one. As for the downtown area it was more Restaurants and...More

Thank Ann M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a rustic area, with lots of shops and eateries. We went in and out of any of the shops just as look around and didn't spend a dime. People in the area were friendly and you're fairly close to walking out to the...More

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to spend a good part of the day browsing, and having a bit to eat. There are only a few blocks here, but it has a variety of unusual shops with lovely and unusual items.

Thank janetglencoe
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InnkeeperFVI, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You're right, Fairhaven Village is only about four square blocks, which may sound small, but the Village is jam-packed with locally owned, unique shops, restaurants and well-curated art, all bordered by bayside and wooded trails. Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Books, beers, brunch, tons of cute little shops. Fantastic variety. Do you like gelato? Best gelato place in all of Bellingham. For a great visit to Bellingham you have to check out Fairhaven.

Thank Vickie S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About once per month over the last few years we head down to Fairhaven for a nice day-trip. We have never been disappointed. Love it.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I am a local and usually avoid coming here a it's not really my "scene" but I do love the restaurants and views. They have some fun unique shops and I think they're starting to diversify the types of shops they have. Summer time usually...More

Thank cbow29
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InnkeeperFVI, Public Relations Manager at Fairhaven Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. A note on parking - something many don't know about is that there is a large gravel lot located off of 11th street that offers many free parking spaces without the 2-hour time limit imposed on much of the core....More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Fairhaven Historic District is a great place to visit. The Village Book Store is a must. The Toy Store is great. There are plenty of restaurants - poke, pizza, Mexican, and more. The shops are varied - plants, jewelry, hand-made wood and pottery - all...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It was a quick overnight stay in Bellingham. We chose to visit Fairhaven Historic District and we loved it. We visited shops and had coffee while on our walk. If you are in Bellingham...do check it out!

Thank RedbullBunny
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Fairhaven is a really fun town to go explore unique handmade crafts and a couple of outstanding restaurants. There are lots of bookstores and fun little shops you won't find anywhere else.The edge of the town sits on the water so you can see a...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Fairhaven is a destination with many ending points. We love to wander through the district, but lately we have settled on Fat Pie for dinner. It is just one of many places you can find a good meal! Lots to see as a walker, like...More

Thank lindastandre
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jromo1124
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Response from Tammie663 | Reviewed this property |
Most of Fairhaven is on a hill. My suggestion would be to park on the lower end. Work your way upwards, visiting shops as you go. Then cross the street and work your way down, back towards your vehicle. Unless you are in... More
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