Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fairhaven, Bellingham

We came upon Fairhaven by accident on a weekend camping trip up north.  This old district of Bellingham has the artsy and historical charm of a university town. Coffee, Stationary, Bead and Yarn Shops; Gift and Clothing Boutiques, Gourmet Restaurants and Cafes will keep your afternoon and tummy full! On our first trip, we had a light dinner at Flat's Tapas in a cozy brick building, we got to sit in the loft! I don't remember which tapas we ordered, I just remember the little bowl of roasted Marcona almonds they brought while we looked at the menu, so simple and so classy. On another trip we got warmed up with a vanilla latte at Tony's Coffee, we sat by the little black stove and played Skip-Bo. Good memories.


From I-5
Exit 250
Head West on Old Fairhaven Pkwy (Hwy11)

Scenic Route

From I-5
Exit 231
Head West on Chuckanut Dr (Hwy 11)

You have to take Chuckanut Dr either coming or going with views of the sound, dreamy homes and deciduous trees that are beautiful no matter what season. Be sure to stop at Larrabee State Park for an amazing sunset, cool rock formations and short hikes.

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