What to do in Bellevue

Bellevue is a vibrant, modern city with a lot of things to do and see!  Here are a few suggestions, but if you want to explore more we encourage you to visit Visit Bellevue Washington website.

Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum is a place that ignites the mind and fuels creativity. With its unique focus on art, craft and design, BAM connects people of all ages with extraordinary works by Northwest artists while bringing national and international exhibitions to the community. They are dedicated to conversation and helping people connect with art and artists; past or present, experimental or established.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

The Bellevue Botanical Gardens are owned and maintained by the City of Bellevue, in conjunction with the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Garden Partners.  Highlights include the Northwest Perennial Alliance Border, Waterwise Garden, Yao Garden and summer displays of dahlias and fuchsias. Each Saturday and Sunday there are tours that begin at 2 p.m. Best of all, it’s free.


Bellevue has several fun shopping areas, including their “Old Bellevue” shopping district, complete with quaint, friendly shops, delis and restaurants.  Please click here for information on shopping locations. Note that the Hyatt Regency Bellevue is across the street from what is known as The Bellevue Collection and it is easily accessible from sky bridges!

Dining & Nightlife

There are hundreds of restaurants in downtown Bellevue from casual to gourmet.  Details about Bellevue’s restaurant scene complete with reviews can be found at www.bellevuelocaltable.com. Click here for a map of restaurants directly within the vicinity of the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.


We are lucky that Seafair Weekend is the same weekend as PSE. Tack an extra day or two onto your visit and experience the fun and excitement. For a complete schedule of what’s happening in the city visit the Seafair 2012 website.

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