Bellevue

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Bellevue showing a lake or waterhole and a garden

Sip roasted coffee in buzzing shopping districts, amble through flowery gardens and experience the rich undercurrent of artisanship in this modern city.

Discover the delights of Bellevue, a city blessed with natural and man-made beauty. A vibrant and growing destination, this city offers shopping, eating and cultural attractions. Explore shopping plazas, globally renowned galleries and flower-laden gardens.

Wander around downtown Bellevue, where local cafés serve roasted brews with pastries and other baked goods. Follow the shopping crowds into the Bellevue Square, where over 200 retailers sell fashionable clothing, accessories and home décor. On Saturdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, head to the Bellevue Farmers Market for fresh, locally grown produce and meat.

Browse art and design exhibits at the Bellevue Arts Museum, which also runs hands-on workshops for budding crafters. The city’s downtown area contains about 130 works of public art, which add character to the district. In the evenings, book a seat for a dance or drama performance at the Meydenbauer Center.

Bellevue has an abundance of green refuges for escaping the urban bustle. Take a stroll through Downtown Park or enjoy a picnic at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, which features flower gardens and a tranquil Japanese-style garden. Go blueberry picking at the Mercer Slough Nature Park and try the exhilarating Bellevue Zipline Tour in summer.

Bring the family to the KidsQuest Children’s Museum, an interactive museum that aims to educate younger children on subjects such as science, art and technology. The family-oriented indoor shopping complex Crossroads Bellevue has climbing walls, pottery workshops and a jumbo chessboard.

Sample international cuisine at one of many restaurants in the Bellevue Square complex or neighboring Lincoln Square. Complete an enchanting evening with a post-dinner wine-tasting, stand-up comedy show or nightclub dance in the area.

Bellevue’s compact downtown can be easily navigated on foot, while buses serve most other areas. Get here via Seattle–Tacoma International Airport or drive from neighboring Seattle.

After seeing the city, travel around the surrounding Puget Sound region. Taste the fine produce of Woodinville Wine Country, hike through Bridle Trails State Park and go skiing at Crystal Mountain.

Where to stay in Bellevue

Sonesta Select Seattle Bellevue Redmond
Sonesta Select Seattle Bellevue Redmond
3 out of 5
14615 Ne 29th Pl, Bellevue, WA, 98007
The price is £118 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bellevue. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"It’s a quiet and hidden place. Front desk staff excellent. Friendly, kind and efficient. No surprise charges like Downtown Seattle for sure. Free parking. No Amenity Fee. Expedia VIP had some value."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Sonesta Select Seattle Bellevue Redmond
Hotel 116, A Coast Hotel Bellevue
Hotel 116, A Coast Hotel Bellevue
3 out of 5
625 116th Ave Ne, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Fully refundable
The price is £139 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bellevue. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (965 reviews)
"Overall, nice hotel for short visits!"

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2022

Hotel 116, A Coast Hotel Bellevue
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Bellevue Downtown, WA
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Bellevue Downtown, WA
3.5 out of 5
10777 Northeast 10th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98004
The price is £186 per night from 3 Jun to 4 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bellevue. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (958 reviews)
"Nice property. Room was very clean."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Bellevue Downtown, WA
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