If you are coming from out of town to participate in the Bellingham Traverse, welcome! We hope you have an awesome experience and plan for some extra time to explore and enjoy all that Bellingham has to offer. We’ve rounded up a few resources to help you plan your stay.


Hotel Leo in downtown Bellingham

The following hotels are offering special rates for Bellingham Traverse Participants:

Hotel Leo – Situated in the heart of downtown Bellingham Hotel Leo is within walking distance of the finish line and all of downtown Bellingham’s attractions – including restaurants, breweries, parks, and the waterfront. An on-site bike locker is available. Hotel Leo is offering 10% off their regular rates to Traversers through race weekend. Use this link to make your reservation.

Heliotrope Hotel – A local’s favorite the Heliotrope Hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood close to downtown. Use this link to receive 10% off your stay Friday – Sunday of Traverse weekend.

Four Points by Sheraton – Easy access to I-5 and downtown. The Four Points by Sheraton is offering a special rate for Traversers between September 8 – 12. Use this link to make your reservation.

Hampton Inn by HiltonSituated close to the Bellingham Airport, Hampton Inn by Hilton is offering participants a special rate. Use this link to receive your discount.

Home to Suites by Hilton – You can reserve a discounted room at the Home to Suites by Hilton using this link.

Looking for other lodging options in the area? Check Bellingham Tourism’s Places To Stay page for options ranging from BNB’s to Camping.


Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden

Bellingham has a range of dining options but by far one of the most popular attractions of this town is its breweries. There are 17 breweries within the greater Bellingham area and most are kid-friendly and boast great food as well. Check out this article for a round-up of all of Bellingham’s Must See-Breweries.

From locally sourced, upscale restaurants to funky bakeries and coffee shops, Bellingham has it all. Check out Bellingham Tourism’s guide to dining for lots of great options!


Bellingham is known for its access to Mount Baker, the Salish Sea, and its amazing network of trails. We are an outdoor-loving community that likes to get out and play any way we can. Here is a great overview of things to do while you’re in Bellingham. We hope you love it as much as we do and by the end of the weekend are already planning your next trip back!

Can’t find the information you’re looking for? Please reach out. We’d love to answer any questions we can that will make your stay more memorable and fun. Email us at info@bellinghamtraverse.com

View of Mount Baker from Chuckanut Ridge / Credit: Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism