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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

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Bellevue
727 Pine St Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 425 451-1550
Website: http://ruthschris.com
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Steakhouse $$$. Serving US prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. HA

Trellis
220 Kirkland Ave Kirkland WA 98033
Phone: 425 284-5900
Website: http://trellisrestaurant.net
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Northwest $$$ Wine country style restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients - many from Chef's own five-acre garden. True "farm-to-table" cuisine.

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

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar
16499 NE 74th St, Ste E255 Redmond WA 98052
Phone: 425 881-4400
Website: http://schwartzbros.com/spazzo
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Italian $$$. Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour twice a day!

El Gaucho-Bellevue
450 108th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: 425 455-2715
Website: http://elgaucho.com/el-gaucho-bellevue.html
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The Northwest's legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pm-close. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm. HA

Stay in Bellevue and Eastside

Trailer Inns of Bellevue RV Park
15531 SE 37th St Bellevue WA 98006
Phone: 800 659-4684 Reservations
Website: http://trailerinnsrv.com
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100 sites, $. Open all year. Big rigs welcome, pull thrus to 65'. Indoor pool, spa, free cable and wireless. No one is closer than Trailer Inns. Pets ok.

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

Seattle Marriott Bellevue
200 110th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: 425 214-7600
Website: http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/seamb-seattle-marriott-bellevue/
 

The Seattle Marriott Bellevue, opening early October 2014, is located in downtown Bellevue Washington. The hotel features 384 guestrooms and 21,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Hotel Bellevue
11200 SE Sixth St Bellevue WA 98004
Phone: 425 688-3207
Website: http://thehotelbellevue.com
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67 rooms, $$-$$$$. Named one of the "Top Best 500 Hotels in the World" and "Top Best 100 Hotels in the US and Canada," by Travel & Leisure World's Best. HA TDD

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

Play in Bellevue and Eastside

Bon Vivant Wine Tours
Seattle WA
Phone: 206 524-8687
Website: http://bonvivanttours.com
   

Guided small group (under ten) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington State wine regions.

Redhook Ale Brewery
14300 NE 145th St Woodinville WA 98072
Phone: 425 483-3232
Website: http://redhook.com
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Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. HA

Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce
17401 133rd Ave NE Woodinville WA 98072
Phone: 425 481-8300
Website: http://woodinvillechamber.org
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Promotes business, encourages cooperative relationships with government agencies, organizations and provides visitor information and publications. Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. HA

Golf Club at Newcastle
15500 Six Penny Ln Newcastle WA 98059

Website: http://newcastlegolf.com
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Perched high above it all with stunning views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, the facility offers two championship-caliber public courses and unmatched clubhouse amenities and dining options.

Mobile Grooves
9901 182nd Ave SE Issaquah WA 98027
Phone: 206 9203936
Website: http://mobile-grooves.com
   

We use high quality sound and lighting equipment to give each party a different twist and flavor.

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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.