Having grown up here I can say without a doubt that Bellingham (second to Seattle) is hipster adventure paradise. Gloriously alive in the spring. Plenty of wonderful outdoorsy trips to take. I live in San Diego now but want to go back so badly.
My aunt and uncle live on North Shore Drive, near Silver Beach. I spent a couple of great vacations there. Love Bellingham
This city was pretty cool, but I wish I spent more time here. The people were really nice and I read somewhere that Bellingham, WA is one of the best places to retire.
The malls are fun to shop at and I always go to a super good restaurant that's in the area but I forgot what it's called...