Welcome to Bellevue, Washington, a one-of-a-kind place that offers the ultimate in shopping, dining and cultural attractions, surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and outdoor spaces—all within easy strolling distance of popular hotels. Bellevue has big-city appeal, without big-city prices and grit. Vibrant, modern and growing, it’s the gateway to the entire Puget Sound region. Within minutes you can explore Seattle’s culture and history, visit Kirkland’s waterfront parks and galleries or tour Woodinville’s Wine Country, home to 90 wineries and some of the world’s best wines. You can even quench your taste for adventure with a day-trip to nearby mountains for hiking, biking or skiing.
With Lake Washington to the west and Lake Sammamish to the east, Bellevue is a thriving metropolis just a floating bridge away from downtown Seattle. In fact, the bridges connecting Seattle and Bellevue — the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge — are the two longest floating ones in the world.
Bellevue is known for shopping and it features two of the nation’s premier destination retail centers — The Bellevue Collection and The Shops at The Bravern. In addition Crossroads Bellevue has transformed in recent years from a suburban mall to a cross-cultural hub with international dining and live performances on weekends.
For a glimpse of the area’s culture, the Bellevue Arts Museum displays contemporary art with regional and national significance. Take the kids to the KidsQuest Children’s Museum where young and old alike can learn about art, science and technology in a fun, hands-on environment. Or take a walking tour of downtown with the ArtMap in hand and see over 120 works of public art, both indoors and out.
The bustle of downtown Bellevue is complemented by the serenity of the city’s nearly 100 parks, which offer an array of amenities — from indoor swimming pools and lakefront beaches to golf courses, skate plazas and tennis courts and the Bellevue Botanical Garden with its Ravine Experience. And of course, the area’s bountiful nature trails make Washington’s natural beauty accessible from just about anywhere.
Whatever you’re looking for, it all begins and ends in Bellevue. We invite you to Visit Bellevue Washington.
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