Aerial of Bellevue


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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Bellevue offers many exciting upcoming activities and events. Here are five not to be missed. BELLWETHER 2021 September 9–19, 2021 Join us for Bellevue’s annual arts festival throughout September.

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Flavors of the Northwest

No matter when you visit, rest assured our culinary seasons here in Bellevue and the Pacific Northwest are unmatched. Springtime means fresh greens, Rainier cherries, and just-picked veggies; summer is best for fresh salmon and for picking...

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Providing Al Fresco Dining Experiences in Bellevue

If you love dining outside be sure to Visit Bellevue and our numerous patios and outdoor dining options now through October. The days are longer, the warm breezes have arrived, and Bellevue is once again open and offering the simple pleasure...

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Articles from September Issue 


Within Reach

Bellevue serves up the best of all worlds—metropolitan amenities, minus the big-city hassles. Close to such noteworthy attractions as Pikes Place Market and Chihuly Garden & Glass, Bellevue exists as a place apart. From the Sky View Observatory—the tallest public observatory in the... Read More

Kids Welcome

From toddlers to teenagers, Bellevue’s youngest visitors are treated to pleasant surprises at every turn. Young 'Uns Geared to children ages 0–10, KidsQuest Children’s Museum provides a buzz of activities. Kiddos will clamor to scale the two-story Atrium Climber or drive a... Read More

Splash & Paddle

Bellevue has reimagined ways to creatively explore the Pacific Northwest waters for aquatic adventure, relaxation, and inspiration. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, the beach parks of Bellevue offer fresh ways to see Lake Washington. Meydenbauer Bay Park From the tiered landscape and Read More

High Style

Elevate your Bellevue getaway with chic shopping, dining & amenities Cocooned between the foothills of the Cascades and the fresh waters of Lake Washington, Bellevue has made a name for itself as an elegant outpost of the Pacific Northwest, offering comfort and luxury that’s otherwise... Read More

Five Things To Do in Bellevue

The weather is getting warmer and days are getting longer, which means we’re entering some of the best days here in the Pacific Northwest. Now is the perfect time to get out and explore Bellevue. Bellevue’s central location between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and easy access to... Read More


Articles from June Issue 


Wine Time

On your visit to the Pacific Northwest, take some time to experience something special and journey to a city on the edge for an elevated wine-tasting encounter. Bellevue’s curated collection of culinary destinations and inviting wine bars gives visitors and locals the perfect opportunity to... Read More

Let's Go

My girlfriend, Natalie, was finishing graduate studies at a university in the desert southwest while I remained in Seattle, anchored at work. We were reuniting for a weekend, pining for nature and outdoor activities. Our selected destination was an almost unbelievably short jaunt for me: Bellevue, a Read More

Taste of Bellevue

With its tall, lush evergreen forests, deep blue lakes, and towering, majestic mountains, I’ve always been eager to explore the Pacific Northwest’s beauty. But it’s not just the picturesque landscapes that have intrigued me about this part of the world. The region’s... Read More