What do you want to do today?
Summer in Bellevue
Take a lap or two around the loop at Downtown Park to wake up your senses. Enjoy a relaxing morning with breakfast at Eques – treat yourself to scrumptious crab cake benedicts or the Bellevue B.L.A.T. Hop in the car or take a Lyft 20 minutes out to Woodinville Wine Country for an afternoon of wine tasting. The Hollywood District makes it easy to park once, then walk and taste. Delille Cellars, J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio, and Mark Ryan Winery are a few favorites. Take a seat at the patio at Gorman Wintery/Patterson Cellars Hollywood Station, and indulge in pizza from Vivi Pizzeria delivered tableside. When you get back to the hotel, grab some take out one of the many options available at the Bellevue Collection, kick back and watch a movie on your in-room 60” HDTV as you settle in for the night.
Cougar Mountain Regional Park
Put on your hiking shoes, take an elevator down to the lobby, grab a latte and a muffin to-go from Fonte Coffee Roasters and head out to hike with the locals! Cougar Mountain Park features 38 miles of hiking trails. Venture along the Coal Creek Falls loop, as you trek through dense forestry for a refreshing morning hike. Return to the hotel to freshen up then cross the skybridge to enjoy a lunch of dumplings at Din Tai Fung. Browse the current exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Shop at the Bellevue Collection. Finish the night with sunset views of Mt Rainier, Lake Washington and the Seattle skyline from Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi.
Pike Place Market / Downtown Seattle
Cross one of two floating bridges and make a day of it in Seattle. Start at Pike Place Market, one of the oldest operating Farmer’s Market in the country. Nibble fresh Daily Dozen Doughnuts as you watch out for flying fish and peruse the many fresh produce & flowers stands along with crafts from local artisans. Take a selfie at the Original Starbucks and infamous Gum Wall. Walk down to the waterfront, see the ferries embark across the sound and visit Kraken at the Seattle Aquarium. Walk up to Westlake Center, ride the monorail over to the Space Needle. Finish your day with a Mariners Game at Tmobile Park or make your way back to the Bellevue Collection for a relaxing dinner, a skybridge away from your room.
Meydenbauer Bay Park
Stroll through the Downtown Park and let the kids explore the creative climbing structures at Inspiration playground as you make your way to Meydenbauer Bay Park. Rent Kayaks at the REI Boathouse and get out on Lake Washington for a new perspective of downtown Bellevue from the water. Stroll back along Main street, treat yourself to a scoop (or two) of fresh homemade Ice cream at Molly Moon’s and peruse the rainbow colors of handblown glass votives at Glassybaby. Get in that last bit of shopping at the Bellevue Collection. Hit the indoor links for TopGolf at Social Forum House or knock down a few pins at Lucky Strike.
The Bellevue Collection
Check out new shops, new restaurants, new experiences, and 24/7 fun at The Bellevue Collection. Shop the latest trends at over 200 retail stores. Meet, greet, and eat at some of the top Bellevue restaurants, including Din Tai Fung, Ascend and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Shops in Old Bellevue on Main Street
Take a visit to Main Street in Old Bellevue and search for unique finds and enjoy great food. Whether you’re in search of delectable desserts, jewelry, home-décor, fashion, bustling bars and café’s or just a quiet cup of coffee, they all can be found in this small vibrant neighborhood.
The Shops at The Bravern
Enjoy shopping at some of the most luxury brands in the world, featuring endless inspiration and style for local and international fashion enthusiasts. Take a stroll and window shop through the outdoor corridor or meet up with friends at John Howie Steak for a premier dining experience.
Crossroad Bellevue is a one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and entertainment destination that features live music, family fun, a farmer’s market and community events. Popular stores include Bed Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Gamestop, and Pier 1 Imports.
Art and Culture
Seattle Art Museum
Stop by and take a peak at the SAM's growing collection of art from around the globe. From Ancient American Art to Modern & Contemporary pieces and rotating exhibits, the SAM is sure to have something for everyone. On a nice day, visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, and outdoor extension of the SAM, located on the edge of the city.
Bellevue Art Museum
The BAM is a center for exploring art and craft of all mediums. From paintings to furniture and jewelry, the museum is exploding with creative pieces from some of the region’s finest artists. Visit for free on the first Friday of every month.
Seattle Center/Chihuly Garden and Glass
Take a day to visit 3 attractions in one location. View the rotating exhibits at the Pacific Science Center with hands-on activities for children of all ages, a planetarium and a 3D IMAX theater. Next door, visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass and around the corner take an elevator to the top of the iconic Space Needle. Get the City Pass for savings on up to five activities.
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
Visit the museum's permanent exhibit, True Northest: The Seattle Journey and learn about Native American culture. Find out about the Seattle fire and how the city rebuilt itself or check out the rotating exhibits to learn more about history and culture.
Parks and Recreation
Bellevue Downtown Park
Take in the surrounding beauty of Bellevue from the 21-acre Bellevue Downtown Park. Spread out on the lawn for a picnic, walk the 1/2 mile loop, or play a game of Frisbee with the pup. Don't forget the new Inspiration Playground located on the southwest corner of the park.
Walk, run, skate or bike along this popular trail that starts at the Golden Gardens Park in Seattle and follows the curve of Lake Washington. The 27-mile long path with views of famous landmarks and historic waterfronts connects to Sammamish River trail for another 18.9 mile stretch to the Eastside.
Located in the Cascade Mountain range, this 1,125 acre ski resort offers deep powdery snow with steep hills to light terrain to fit every skier. Rent your ski's for the day or book a cabin and take a few lessons. Remember to take a peak at the mountain cams and check the weather report on the Stevens Pass website before heading out for the slopes.
Mount Rainier National Park
No trip to Washington State is complete without a Mount Rainier experience. Stroll through a temperate inland rainforest this spring. Hike with the wildflowers and gaze upon powerful waterfalls this summer. Marvel at the fall colors each autumn. Discover epic skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing each winter. And fall in love with the world-class vistas that re-define spectacular year-round.
Kid’s Quest Children’s Museum
Plan a visit to the Kid’s Quest Children’s Museum and let young minds explore, play and learn in a dynamic atmosphere. The museum offers an interactive environment and hands-on activities designed to engage kids from toddlers to age eight.
Kids Cove at Bellevue Square Mall
Located on the third floor of Bellevue Square Mall, this children's play area was designed with kids in mind. Soft surroundings and a poured foam flooring keep the sound at a minimum and safety as #1. After a climb on the tug boat and a skip around the sand castle, stop by Pinkabella Cupcakes just across from the Cove to top of the day with a delicious treat.
Reality Break Escape
Use your brain and work with friends and family to beat the clock and solve your way out of 3 uniquely themed rooms ranging in difficulty level. Make a day of it and host a birthday party or office party that will strengthen and bond your team.
With 16 lanes, high tech games, billiards, and a gastropub cuisine, this place is more than just an ordinary bowling alley. Purchase the Gaming Package for food, points, and fun or book a private space for your chlid's next birthday celebration. The fun is endless!
Woodinville Wine Country
Located 12 miles north of Bellevue, Woodinville offers 118 wineries & tasting rooms, 14 microbrews and distillers, and 30 restaurants and eateries for you to choose from. Book a tour for a group outing or plan your trip with a map from the concierge desk. Visit Chateau Ste. Michelle, the winery that started it all.
Take a Ferry across the Puget Sound and immerse yourself in boutique shops, scenic vistas, and wine tasting in the small-town charm of Bainbridge. Bring your car and explore the many art and cultural places that the island has to offer or take a break and visit a beach for some whale watching opportunities. Don't forget your binoculars.
Whidbey & Camano Islands
Explore the islands north of Seattle and enjoy views like no other. Swing by the local shops for treats and treasures, walk the beach and waterways or hop in a boat and try crabbing. There is so much heritage and beauty to explore.
The Summit at Snoqualmie
If you are the outdoorsy type, this day trip is for you. Take a trip into the mountains and bring your warm weather gear for Snow Tubing, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing and more in 1,994 acres of snow. Buy a ticket for the day or a season pass to last the winter. Afterwards, warm up with a hot toddy or cider at one of the many Summit restaurants.
Relax and Rejuvenate
We are all about taking some "me" time to decompress. Pamper yourself with a little R&R by booking a signature facial or deep tissue massage. Take our skyways to Bellevue Square and try out InSpa or SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa. Around the corner by Lincoln Square, is Truce Spa with their cultural fusion massages. Just across 10th street is Yuan Spa, known for their hydrotherapy room and down the road is Gene Juarez, a well-known award winning salon.
Don't Sweat It!
Pack your fitness gear and get ready to enjoy your favorite routine. Our Stayfit fitness center provides all the materials you need to get your workout on, including two Peloton bikes. Switch up your workout and sign up for one of the many nearby classes in the area. TruFusion and Soulcycle are connected to the hotel and part of The Bellevue Collection. Other nearby options include; Orange Theory, Barre3, Flywheel, CorePower Yoga, LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, The Pursuit, Bellevue Fit, CrossFit Amped and Sweat Equity Gym.
A New YOU!
Have a date night, wedding or girls night out planned? We've got you covered. Obadiah Salon and Blow Dry Bar are connected to the hotel from the first and second floor of the Wintergarden lobby. Just steps away from our circle drive is Drybar with their trendy and "tasty" style selections. Inside Bellevue Square, try a new color and cut at Seven Salon then stop by the Organic Nail Bar or head across the street to Recoop for a fresh set of polish.
Find Your Fuel
Being away from home can be an adventure or an added stress when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At Eques, we've combined locally sourced ingredients to create a diverse menu that includes vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options like our vegetable hash. Grab an energy boosting smoothie at Jujubeet or a protein-packed sandwich at Homegrown to sate your post-workout appetite. Check out Araya's Place if you are looking for the local vegan hot spot. And don't forget to treat yourself! A little known secret, Pressed Juicery offers guilt-free desserts called Freeze, made from combo's of fruit, veggie, almond, and coconut.