Bellingham named one of the most beautiful cities in the PNW. Here’s why

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Alyse Smith/The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham has been rated among the 11 most beautiful cities in the Pacific Northwest by WorldAtlas, an online geography and travel resource.

WorldAtlas evaluated cities in Washington and Oregon by their scenic views, wildlife, architecture and climate.

The article ranked seven Washington cities besides Bellingham: Seattle, Spokane, Redmond, Tacoma, Stevenson and Olympia. Four Oregon cities, Astoria, Troutdale, The Dalles and Cascade Locks also ranked.

Bellingham was noted for its “splendid culture and pristine nature” in the article as just a few reasons it ranked.

“Located on Bellingham Bay, scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and a plethora of charming restaurants, waterfront stores, coffee shops and more make this city a delight for everyone.”

Bellingham was also recognized for its events and how welcoming it is for people looking to move somewhere new.

“In addition a number of great festivals (including the Bellingham Festival of Music), historic neighborhoods, and galleries make the city a welcoming place for workers, families, and retirees. Indeed for a comfortable and alluring destination in the entire Pacific Northwest, Bellingham has it all.”