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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 Pearls Seafood and Oyster Bar 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.
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 & Meydenbauer Bay Waterfront
A 21-acre oasis in the heart of Bellevue. Great for pets and children of all ages! A ½ mile circular path provide exercise for walker and joggers while the Inspiration Playground’s interactive features engage the senses and delight the kids. Just blocks away is the newly renovated Meydenbauer Bay Waterfront park. Pack your suit and towel for a secluded beach day or take a walk out on the pedestrian pier for great views of Lake Washington.
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.
Spend a day to explore the famous 270 foot waterfall and hiking paths. Learn about the history of the Snoqualmie Falls area and pick up some delicious pancake & waffle mix at the gift shop. After a hike, take a detour to visit Salish Lodge, a hotel at the top of the waterfall and enjoy some spectacular views while dining in one of two restaurants.
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Surround yourself with the colors of nature at the Bellevue Botanical Center. Visit from November 24 - December 30th for the 24th annual Garden d'Lights from 4:30 - 9:00pm. Walk through a bright array of sparkling flowers, birds and cascading waterfalls throughout the garden. Kids 10 and under are FREE.
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.
Stone Gardens Rock Climbing
Sign up the kids for the Junior Programs at Stone Gardens Rock Climbing. These programs provide a playful and engaging environment designed for juniors, along with offering fun climbing games and teaching coordination skills.
Woodland Park Zoo
Meet over 300 species of animals in this 92 acre zoo. Visit a baby gorilla, get up close to a giraffe, pet a goat, and learn about animal habitats and care. Plan a birthday party or book a private tour to meet the animals in a behind-the-scenes tour. Shop the zoo store for souvenirs of your favorite Woodland Park Zoo animal.
Exhibit the wonderful sea life of the Puget Sound. View fish and sharks from an underwater dome, touch and explore the tide pool critters, and watch a dive show from a 120,000-gallon mammoth Aquarium full of 800 fish and invertebrates local to the Pacific Northwestern region.
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.
Whidby & 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.