Tap to Read ➤

12 Great Things to Do in Bellevue, WA

Often overshadowed by Seattle and flanked by 2 sparkling lakes, Bellevue may not have a “big city vibe”, but it certainly has oodles of small town charm to spare!
Ishaan Govardhan Jul 18, 2019

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Emerging from tall douglas firs and maple trees of the Pacific Northwest, Bellevue lives up to its French name which means "beautiful view".

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Bellevue's serene setting is perfect for taking your bicycle out on a spin. Go for a relaxing bike ride along one of Bellevue's quiet biking trails.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Explore lakeside fishing spots around Bellevue. And there are 2 lakes for you to choose from: Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish.
Fly over the wilderness of Bellevue's Eastgate Park along 7 zip lines. Get your blood pumping as you explore the greenery that is as much a part of Bellevue as the cityscape.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

If you don't feel like zipping through nature, you can slow down and take your time exploring the hiking trails of Bellevue's Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

And while you're in Mercer Slough, you can rent a canoe and set off rowing on the calm waters of the lake.
If the season is right, you'll be able to buy naturally-grown blueberries at the plentiful blueberry farm in Mercer Slough Park.
Swing by one of Bellevue's farmers markets for a helping of healthy farm-to-table produce. And don't miss the opportunity to try the delicious strawberries Bellevue is known for.
In the heart of the city, you can go shopping at the upscale shops in the trendy Bellevue Square mall.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

If you need some green therapy, you needn't venture out of the city. Just stop by the lush 53-acre Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Check out Bellevue's up-and-coming arts scene, at Bellevue Arts Museum. It's known for interactive exhibits and art fairs.
If you feel like catching a good show, head for the Meydenbauer Center. Here, you can listen to the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra or watch plays, concerts, and dance recitals.

Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video.

Come winter, visit the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink for some good, old-fashioned ice skating fun with the whole family!