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 Botanical Garden

Bellevue is French for “beautiful view” – unsurprisingly, when you leave your hotel, you are never more than a few blocks away from a park, nature trail, or that beautiful view. Outdoor splendor in Bellevue comes in all...

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Experience the Arts in Bellevue

The spring arts season may look a little different this year in Bellevue, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy sculpture, painting, murals, and more—all while staying safe and physically distanced. Like countless arts...

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Bellevue Area Waterfall Wanderings

Just like Cascade peaks, evergreen conifers, and moss-covered everything, waterfalls are an integral component of the Pacific Northwest landscape. But beyond their trance-inducing natural beauty, waterfalls beckon us to them on a primal...

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Five Things to Do in Bellevue

Our fourth season has arrived in Bellevue, the weather is cooler, and the magic of the Holidays is alive and well. Unfortunately, together we continue to feel the impacts of the Covid Pandemic and although our businesses are open and ready to...

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Bellevue At Home

Even though it's always best to Visit Bellevue in-person and no doubt we will be back to all of our in-person activities and events very soon. For those looking for some fun while staying home, we have gathered up some interesting and...

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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