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Winter 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 from 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.
The Bellevue Collection
The Bellevue Collection is the perfect setting to enjoy your day – and you can leave your coat in your room! Stroll across the sky bridge for some power shopping at over 200 retailers from Nordstrom to Tesla and everything in between. Hungry? Check out the Dining District with over 50 local-to-global restaurants and 30+ cafés & quick bites. For some added fun, knock down some bowling pins at Lucky Strike, score a hole in one at Forum Social House, or recline in a luxury lounger chair while watching the latest hit movie at Cinemark Reserve. Refresh back in your room, then make an evening of it at one of the nightclubs that come alive after dark. There is something for everyone at The Bellevue Collection!
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 Farmers Markets in the country. Nibble fresh Daily Dozen Doughnuts as you watch out for flying fish and peruse the many fresh produce & flower 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 the otters at the Seattle Aquarium. Walk up to Westlake Center, catch a ride on the monorail over to the Space Needle. After your Seattle explorations make your way back to the Bellevue Collection for a relaxing dinner, a skybridge away from your room.
Old Bellevue - Main Street
Stroll through the Downtown Park and let the kids explore the creative climbing structures at Inspiration playground as you make your way to Old Bellevue. Walk along Main Street and discover quaint locally-owned boutiques and restaurants. Sample artisan chocolates at Fran’s, peruse the rainbow colors of hand-blown glass votives at Glassybaby, and enhance your culinary skills with a cooking class at Whisk. Not in the mood to cook? Enjoy a special meal at the iconic Bis on Main or grab a cup of coffee at one of the neighborhood cafes.
The Bellevue Collection
6 million square feet of dynamic place making! The Bellevue Collection is the largest hospitality, dining, entertainment and shopping district in the Pacific Northwest. Explore over 200 shops and a smart selection of local, national and International brands from fashion, décor, tech and more – All in One Place.
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, World Market, Gamestop, and Old Navy.
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, an 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.
Evergeen Point Floating Bridge - SR 520 Trail
Of the 10 Floating bridges in the world, this one is the longest at 7,710-feet-long (2,350m). Enjoy this trail that crosses over Lake Washington via the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, also known as the SR520 bridge. The trail stretches from the Medina neighborhood near our hotel in Bellevue to the Montlake neighborhood near the University of Washington in Seattle. There are 11 view points provided, where trail users can pause to take in scenic views of the water, the Seattle skyline and even Mount Rainier on a clear day.
Bellevue Botanical Garden
An urban refuge encompassing 53 acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands and natural wetlands comprised of many smaller gardens each with it’s own focus and character. As you walk through the Garden discover the 150-foot suspension bridge that ventures over a ravine, stop by the Copper Kettle Coffee Bar to take a break while exploring or grab a cup of organic coffee to sip as you stroll. During the holiday season, the Garden d’Lights features over half a million sparkling lights formed in whimsical shapes amid the natural beauty.
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
Enjoy year round hiking near the hotel. Cougar Mountain Park has over 35 miles of trails wending through diverse habitats such as mature second growth forests, streams and wetlands, and cliffs, and nearby caves. While there are sweeping views of Lake Sammamish, the Cascades, and Bellevue, Seattle and beyond, there are areas of the park that are more remote from the sights and sounds of nearby urban development.
KidsQuest 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.
Mercer Slough Education Center
Mercer Slough Nature Park is a biologically diverse 320-acre wetland in the heart of urban Bellevue, and is Lake Washington’s largest remaining wetland. The park provides a diverse habitat and is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. Visit the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, a collaboration between the City of Bellevue & Pacific Science Center, which offers various ranger programs such as nature walks and art in nature classes. The visitor center features interpretive displays about the park’s history as well as a library with books, field guides and park information. The boardwalk area provides a lookout across the slough and a bird’s-eye view of the city skyline.
Whether you are interested in swimming laps or dunking the kids, join us in the fitness center to take advantage of our indoor heated pool. We have a dedicated swim lane and a rotation of fun toys for the kids to enjoy. Hours: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily /Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note there is no lifeguard on duty
Bowling, High Tech Arcade, Cinemas and Indoor Golf
Plenty of fun for all ages is located across the skybridge from our hotel. Lucky Strike is more than an ordinary bowling alley with 16 lanes, high tech arcade games, billiards, and gastropub cuisine. Forum Social House offers an eclectic mini-golf course & virtual golf suites, comfort food and more. Watch the latest “flick” in high-back rocking chairs and nibble on yummy culinary treats at Cinemark Lincoln Square with 16 screens including IMAX.
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.
Enjoy a scenic drive over the Cascade Mountain range where you will discover Leavenworth, a charming Barvarian-themed village. Wonder at the historic Nutcracker Museum, enjoy soft pretzels and beer with oompah music in the background, and browse among the many specialty shops for a unique trinket to bring home. Seasonal festivals like Village of Lights - Christmastown (Thanksgiving through February) brings in locals and out-of-towners alike.
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 three 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, CorePower Yoga, Life Time, Club Pilates Bellevue, 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 Salon 8 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. 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.