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Bellingham is a city located within Whatcom County in the United States of America. The city boundaries include Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and the Canadian border. This city is known for its small-city flavor. It offers great access to the North Cascade Mountains and is within easy reach of both Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle.
Service-oriented jobs in Bellingham have taken precedence over the traditional goods production economy of mining, construction and manufacturing. The largest employers in the city are Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Western Washington University, Bellingham School District, City of Bellingham, County of Whatcom, Haggen, Heath Tecna, and Sodexo. Bellingham offers many locations in the area for office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Around Bellingham, in the waters of the Georgia Strait and Puget Sound, you can go whale watching. This area is known for its pods of orcas (killer whales) and the whales are often seen hunting around the local bays and islands. Whatcom Falls Park is located in the area. This 241-acre public park includes the Whatcom Creek Gorge, and runs right through the center of town. There are four sets of waterfalls, several miles of hiking trails, on a network that connects several of Bellingham’s smaller neighborhoods. One recommended dining option in the area is A.W. Asian Bistro. This is a sushi bar and Asian grill. Menu items include stir-fry, sushi, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and other Pan-Asian influenced dishes.
The nearest major airport is Bellingham International Airport. This airport offers domestic flights and is just 4 miles from the center of Bellingham. Another major airport that can be found nearby is Abbotsford International Airport, offering international and domestic flights out of Canada. This airport is 27 miles from Bellingham. Vancouver International Airport also has international and domestic flights and is 49 miles from Bellingham. Amtrak Cascades provides Bellingham with regularly scheduled passenger rail service to Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. There are regularly scheduled bus services throughout the Bellingham area, including a route to Mt. Vernon. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry service offers vehicle and passenger service to Ketchikan in Alaska as well as locations further north, including the communities of Juneau and Haines. San Juan Cruises, located at the Alaska Ferry Terminal, provides seasonal passenger ferry service to the San Juan Islands and Friday Harbor.