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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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Arts Fair - BAMboozle

Celebrate the Season at Bellevue’s Summer Events

Bellevue is the place to be when it comes to summer fun! In the coming months, you can experience A-list concerts, championship sporting events, and cultural festivals with crafts and cuisines from around the world, all without leaving Bellevue and its neighboring communities along the east side of

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Fern Thai

Embrace the Summer Sun on Bellevue’s Restaurant Patios

The outdoor lifestyle which Bellevue is renowned for is not only limited to its mountains and waterways; it can be found in the city’s broad collection of cafes, bars, and restaurants, where a cozy patio seat can enhance the view upon an already spectacular culinary landscape. Carmine's Bellevue

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Entai Beach Park

Bellevue’s Picturesque Lake and Beach Parks

Rising summer temperatures require refreshing swimming holes. Bookended by two picturesque lakes, Bellevue — also known as the “City in the Park” — has an abundance of stunningly scenic, recreation-filled parks that beckon beachgoers. Meydenbauer Bay Park Bellevue’s latest recreation area,

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Rattlesnake Lake

Hikes and Bikes for Family Getaways

The Pacific Northwest is a place of natural wonder, and Bellevue is the ideal basecamp city to launch all your epic adventures. Pack your hiking and biking gear and get ready for sensational views of cascading waterfalls, marvelous mountains, and historic gems. It's time to make some everlasting

Category: Aspire- Outdoors & Adventure, Aspire-Things To Do

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Mercer Slough

Bellevue’s Park & Gardens: Savor springtime adventure in nature’s bounty

Savor springtime adventure in nature’s bounty There’s no better time to explore Bellevue’s lush parks and charming gardens than in spring. From the breathtaking Bellevue Botanical Garden to the historic and revitalized Wilburton Hill Park, these five featured spots offer a perfect blend of natural

Category: Aspire-Things To Do, Aspire- Outdoors & Adventure

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Rattlesnake Lake

Hikes and Bikes for Family Getaways

The Pacific Northwest is a place of natural wonder, and Bellevue is the ideal basecamp city to launch all your epic adventures. Pack your hiking and...

Category: Aspire- Outdoors & Adventure, Aspire-Things To Do

We invite you to SUBSCRIBE to receive Aspire by Visit Bellevue direct to your inbox.

Rattlesnake Lake

Hikes and Bikes for Family Getaways

The Pacific Northwest is a place of natural wonder, and Bellevue is the ideal basecamp city to launch all your epic adventures. Pack your hiking and...

Category: Aspire- Outdoors & Adventure, Aspire-Things To Do

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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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Aspire Author

Rachel Gallaher

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

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