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Bellevue and Eastside

There’s no shortage of main streets, culture, dining hot spots, and leafy waterside trails worth exploring just outside Seattle’s borders in its surrounding communities. One of these places just east of the city is Bellevue, which definitely merits a day trip.
 
Bellevue is just a short drive across Lake Washington, along the longest floating bridge in the world. The city is a green wonderland with nearly 100 parks dotting its landscape between lakes Washington and Sammamish, offering a downtown neighborhood with plenty to do.
 
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Start with a trip to the Bellevue Arts Museum. The curiously shaped, red-toned aluminum and glass building features numerous rotating exhibitions, the majority of which celebrate Northwest crafts and design artists. Don’t miss a trip to the roof, where the elliptical Court of Light explores architect Steven Holl’s interest in the seasonal change of light.
 
A short walk from the museum is The Bellevue Collection, where 250 restaurants, major stores and chic boutiques draw those who like to window shop and people watch. The downtown core is extremely walkable, something that becomes obvious when exploring Bellevue Square, which is peppered with boutiques and shoe shops, high-design home furnishings stores, art galleries and more.

In November and December, Snowflake Lane, a favorite local holiday celebration, fills the streets with live toy soldiers, carolers and sparkling light displays. Come summertime, Bellevue’s beauty takes over.

Toward the dinner hour, downtown Bellevue starts to bustle as locals and visitors head out for the evening. The area offers more than 140 restaurants and cafes, happy hour hot spots, billiards and bowling lanes, upscale cinemas and performing arts.
 
Just outside of town is one of the most breathtaking golf courses in the country at the Golf Club at Newcastle. It’s common to lose sight of a golf ball here, taking in panoramic views of Mount Rainier, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and Lake Washington.
 
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Or, take a short drive to Snoqualmie Falls, a breathtaking waterfall that at 268-feet is a hundred feet higher than Niagara Falls. The Historic District has many restaurants and shops to enjoy, while a ride on an antique train at the Snoqualmie Depot will delight visitors of all ages. The area also holds many opportunities for outdoor activities including parks and over 30 miles of family-friendly trails.

Eat in Bellevue and Eastside

Sear
7401 164 Ave NE Redmond WA 98052
Phone: 425 498-4000
Website: http://marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/seamc-redmond-marriott-town-center/
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Our award winning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences.

Anthony's HomePort - Kirkland
135 Lake St S Kirkland WA 98033
Phone: 425 822-0225
Website: http://anthonys.com
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Seafood $$. Waterfront dining on the eastside of Lake Washington featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. HA

Wild Ginger at the Bravern
11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90 Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: 206 838-4314
Website: http://wildginger.net
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Bellevue's best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, an award-winning wine list, happy hour and dim-sum. HA

Barking Frog
14580 NE 145th St Woodinville WA 98072
Phone: 425 424-2999
Website: http://willowslodge.com
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Northwest $$$-$$$$. Award-winning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. HA

Daniel's Broiler
10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100 Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: 425 462-4662
Website: http://schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler
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Steakhouse $$$$. USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. HA

Stay in Bellevue and Eastside

Salish Lodge and Spa
6501 Railroad Ave SE Snoqualmie WA 98065
Phone: 425 831-6500
Website: http://salishlodge.com
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84 rooms, $$$$. Elegant hotel, restaurant and spa located 30 minutes from Seattle atop spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. Wood-burning fireplaces, oversized two-person whirlpool tubs. HA

Motel 6 - Issaquah
1885 15th Pl NW Issaquah WA 98027
Phone: 206 335-0616 cell
Website: http://motel6.com/reservations/motel_map.aspx?num=0295
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Economy motel 15 miles from airport, 12 miles from downtown Seattle. Wi-Fi, laundry. Pets, kids under 17 free. Outdoor pool. HA

Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
100 112th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: 425 455-3330
Website: http://sheraton.com/bellevue
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178 rooms $$$. Newly remodeled hotel with two restaurants, lounge. Sheraton Link, fitness room. Club floor. Courtesy shuttle within five miles. Free parking. Dogs allowed. HA

Redmond Marriott Town Center
7401 164th Ave NE Redmond WA 98052
Phone: 425 503-1532
Website: http://marriott.com/SEAMC
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262 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full-service hotel 14 miles from Seattle within the Redmond Town Center. Rooms have individual climate control, 37" TV, dual phone lines, HSIA. No pets.

Heathman Hotel
220 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033
Phone: 425 284-5800
Website: http://heathmankirkland.com
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91 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Premier location in heart of downtown Kirkland. Classic rooms and suites, Trellis restaurant.

Play in Bellevue and Eastside

Sparkman Cellars
19501 144th Ave NE, Ste E-400 Woodinville WA 98072
Phone: 425 398-1045
Website: http://sparkmancellars.com
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Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of life. Damn fine wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by Thu-Mon, 1pm-6pm. HA

Woodinville Whiskey Co.
14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE Woodinville WA 98072

Website: http://woodinvillewhiskeyco.com
   

Woodinville Whiskey Co. crafts handmade bourbon and rye whiskey under the mentorship of David Pickerell, former master distiller of Maker’s Mark. Tasting room and tours available daily.

AtWork!
1935 152nd Pl NE Bellevue WA 98007
Phone: 425 766-2774
Website: http://atworkwa.org
 

AtWork! is a highly supportive and innovative conduit between people with disabilities and mainstream employers in the community, through social and recreational activities, volunteer work, self-advocacy and more.

Redmond Whole Foods Market
17991 Redmond Way Redmond WA 98052
Phone: 425 881-2600
Website: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/redmond
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Whole Foods Market is the world's leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations.

Boehm's Candies, Inc.
255 NE Gilman Blvd Issaquah WA 98027
Phone: 425 392-6652
Website: http://boehmscandies.com
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Specialty. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. HA

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Quick Info


There are two main driving routes (over two different bridges) from Seattle: 1) I-90 east to I-405 north. 2) I-5 north to WA-520 east, then south on I-405.
 
Sound Transit Express bus 550 takes passengers from downtown Seattle to Bellevue.