Located less than 10 miles from downtown Seattle, Bellevue boats a unique personality of its own, drawing businessmen and women, families and visitors. This mini-city located on the east side of Lake Washington provides a gateway to Seattle's appropriately-coined "Eastside"–and all the alluring options (like nearby hiking trails and boat rental companies) this region offers.
Safe, walkable and easily accessible, Bellevue boasts high-rise building and surrounding green; find businesses rangging from welcoming hotels to world-class shopping options and restaurants, nightclubs and comedy venues. From botanical gardens and zip line courses to comedy clubs and adult-only bowling venues, Bellevue features activities for all ages and to enjoyed during any time of year.
As the holiday season approaches, Bellevue gets in the spirits with perks like the Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena (from November 27 to January 10), the region’s largest open-air holiday ice skating experience. Then there's the Garden d’Lights: (from November 29 to January 2), which features more than a half million lights that transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland. Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection dazzles visitors from November 27 to December 24; hosted nightly, this show features dazzling lights, holiday music and even falling snow!
Warmer months bring seasonal events from plein-air movies to alfresco concerts in the park.