Not just because I am from Washington and was raised there or because all my family live up there no not only for those reasons, because non of those reasons mean anything to you.
The reason I pick Bellingham wa as my number 1 pick, is because of the scenery that you will see no where else in the world.
You can pay $175 to have a professional guided kayaking tour WHALE WATCHING. Yes Whale Watching in a kayak Bordering the famous and beautiful San Juan Islands. Does that not just sound amazing, now imagine seeing it, being there and feeling it. Kayaking next to some of the most beautiful islands watching for one of the most beautiful creatures in the water it is days like these you are thankful to be alive.
If you are ever looking for a kayaking adventure vacation I highly recommend the Bellingham Washington area 3 hours north of Seattle you will not only never regret this but it will stick in your mind for a lifetime, that is priceless.
On a side note, bring your passport while you are there, Bellingham is only 45 mins from Canada where you can escape into a whole new world of really cool things to see and places to go.