I'm staying in Bellingham, Washington with a friend for a week while I do a tour of the States. I have a few days where he wont be able to take the day off work to show me around, so I'll be going solo. I hear it rains a lot in Bellingham but I'll be there late October/ early November - is that a bad time as far as weather is concerned and will it affect my sightseeing prospects?
So far all I have planned is a trip down to Seattle, but I'm wondering what other great attractions or points of interest are located nearby? I know of Whatcom Falls and Mount Baker, but I think I might be a little early for the ski season. How easy is it to visit Vancouver for the day? I plan on hiring a car, so getting around shouldn't be too much of a problem for me.
Does anyone have any valuable advice or tips for me? I'd really appreciate all the help and suggestions I can get.