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THE EDGE OF ASPIRATION.

Welcome to Aspire by Visit Bellevue, a digital inspiration designed to introduce and highlight our must-see places to experience, eat, play, drink and stay for an awesome Pacific Northwest adventure.

A visit to Bellevue can be many things: An extended weekend of high fashion and elegant nights out. An awe-inspiring journey into nature, where your worries dissipate with the mist. A delectable exploration of world-class international cuisines served in vibrant, welcoming spaces. The stories of Aspire can guide you to your bliss—and also open doors to new discoveries.

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Winter Hikes in Bellevue, WA

Bellevue’s Winter Walks: Head Outdoors for Stellar Pacific Northwest Views

There is nothing better than stepping out with family or friends on a crisp, beautiful walk in the Pacific Northwest once Mother Nature has shifted her palette from autumn gold to winter white. With Bellevue as your starting point, there are dozens of stunning local trails nearby for beginners and

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Lunar New Year Celebrations in Bellevue

Come Celebrate! Multicultural Festivities Take Place All Year Long in Diverse Bellevue

In addition to being a high-tech town with top-notch schools, gorgeous parks, and a booming economy, Bellevue is also known for its international, multicultural vibe owing to its diverse residents, with more than 39% of its population hailing from more than 90 different countries. Dedicated to

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Fun Bellevue Holiday Activities

Fun things to do this Holiday Season Bellevue is the perfect place for a Holiday getaway. Every holiday season, Bellevue’s Season of Cheer transforms the beautiful city into a winter wonderland brimming with joy. There are so many holiday activities to enjoy during your winter vacation; whether you

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Bellevue’s eGaming Experiences: Discover Play, Fandom & Fun for Gamers Throughout the Region

Bellevue’s high-tech credentials have leveled up of late. Worldwide corporations operate headquarters and regional offices here to develop, manufacture, and market the high-tech gadgets and services that we use every day. Technology is engrained within the city’s culture, making Bellevue an ideal

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Things to do in Bellevue, WA

Must-Do Bellevue Adventures: The Beauties and Beasts of a Bellevue Bucket List

Creating a bucket list might feel like a beast of burden. Deciding where to go, what to see, and what to experience in this lifetime can be daunting. We have so many choices! And that’s the beauty. Mother Nature’s Pacific Northwest bounty of treasures feels like it was created purposefully to fill

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Holiday Nutcracker

Fun Bellevue Holiday Activities

Fun things to do this Holiday Season Bellevue is the perfect place for a Holiday getaway. Every holiday season, Bellevue’s Season of Cheer...

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Meet The Author

Ivy Morris_Aspire Author

Ivy Morris

Ivy Morris is a travel enthusiast whose best days begin with sunrise yoga, eggs Benedict, and strong coffee.

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Jenni Gritters

Jenni Gritters is a freelance writer and editor who grew up in the Seattle area. She typically writes about travel, health and parenting and can be found snowshoeing and skiing during the winter months.

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Brooke Jackson

Brooke Jackson (she/her) is an internationally published writer, photographer, and producer specializing in adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle stories. Outside of her creative endeavors, Brooke shares her passions by volunteering with Olympic Mountain Rescue.

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Kathy McMahon

Kathy-McMahon

Writer Kathy McMahon has savored some of the best meals of her life in the Pacific Northwest.

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Adam Sawyer

Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, guide, public speaker, and author of the guidebook Hiking Waterfalls Oregon and co-author of Hiking Waterfalls Washington.

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Debbie Abbott_Aspire Author

Debbie Abbott

Debbie Abbott is a freelance writer who grew up spending her summers on the shores of Lake Sammamish and climbing the snowy trails of Mt. Rainier.

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Jay Kuehner

Jay Kuehner

Jay Kuehner is a Seattle-based writer, runner, and instructor seeking high ridgelines and long swells in the Pacific Northwest.

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Corinne Whiting

When not out exploring our beautiful country and globe, Corinne lives and writes from Seattle. Here she loves playing on and near the water, hearing live music, interviewing fascinating members of her community, and cozying up at welcoming venues like the ones featured in this story.

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Elena Acoba

Writer Elena Acoba, CTA, loves hanging with the eGaming community, even though she has a tough time navigating a controller.

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Leilani Polk

Leilani has been writing for over two decades and has worked in the Seattle area since moving here in 2016 from St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to raising two daughters with her port captain husband, Leilani enjoys soaking up the Pacific Northwest’s pristine natural beauty, being a coffee and live music enthusiast in a city renowned...

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Visit Bellevue

Rooted in the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, Bellevue, Washington offers a curated collection of elevated experiences that puts you on the edge of creativity, innovation and style.

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Rachel Gallaher

Rachel Gallaher is a Seattle-based writer and the deputy editor of GRAY Magazine.

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