Things to do in a day, downtown
Here is a walking tour of several blocks of downtown Bellingham. First go to Old Town Cafe on Holly for breakfast. When you're done, step outside and peruse the aisles of assorted vintage items at nearby Antique shops. Then head to Mindport, also on Holly, for a fun gallery experience. Other shops on Holly that you can wander to are Blue Moon - vintage clothing, Paris Texas - a small unique boutique, Hemp Emporium - yup, hemp products. Further up there's Green House, an upscale home decor shop with furniture, kitchen items, and more. For lunch, go to Mallard's and get some tasty affordable soup,, and then a scoop of delicious ice cream. Now head down Railroad to visit some of the interesting shops. Buy some tasty handmade chocolates at the cosy little Sweetart candy shop. Turn down Magnolia Street. There are a few shops here as well, including Zephyr for hippyish gifts, Downtown Emporium for imported clothes and gifts, and a little shop across the street that also sells imported items. Keep going until you hit Bay Street, and there you'll find the American Museum of Radio and Electricity. After learning about Tesla and other geniuses, head down Prospect Street and visit the Whatcom Museum, lots to look at there, as well as at their ARCO Exhibits Building, Syre Education Center, and Children's Museum. Once you've had your fill of learning, take a walk through Maritime Heritage Park, and you'll most likely wind up back at your car. For dinner, walk or drive over to La Fiamma on Railroad for some wood fired pizza and rosemary sweetened lemonade. If you still want more activity, try Mount Baker Theater, Pickford Cinema, Idiom Theater, or Upfront Theater for local entertainment. And for a classy end to it, go to Nimbus in Bellingham Tower for dessert and a panoramic view of the city. Remember this is just one small area of town you've just explored, there are many more things to do on other days if you've got the time.