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 the Cascades on the east and Seattle to the west, makes exploring the Puget Sound a breeze. Read to find some of our top activities.


Get Crafty with BAM!

The Bellevue Arts Museum may be closed for the time being, but you can still feed your creative side and enjoy their how-to videos for fun crafts you can do at home. Look out for new content every Saturday! #BAMfromHome


Admire Spring Blooms at The Bellevue Botanical Garden

With 53 acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands, Bellevue Botanical Garden makes for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon stroll. For a serene outdoor experience, schedule a docent-led walking tour of the Bellevue Botanical Garden, a nationally-recognized gem, containing gardens, meadows, suspension bridges, waterfalls, forests, and more! Check out the map to get a lay of the land.

Go On a Hike...
or Two

Here in the PNW, there are so many outdoor adventures and hikes to conquer. Some of the most popular hikes in the area include Twin FallsRattlesnake LedgeMailbox PeakMount Si, and Poo Poo Point. For descriptions and reviews of other trails, including the 6-mile Coal Creek Trail and 3.2-mile Phantom Lake Loop, visit the Washington Trails Association website, and our Hiking Trails & Climbing page.

Watch the Sunset at Meydenbauer Bay Park

Is it just us, or have the sunsets been hitting differently recently? Golden hour in the Pacific Northwest is truly a sight to behold, so stop by this local hidden gem as the sun sets over Lake Washington.

Take a walk in the woods at Weowna Park

Did you know there was a 90-acre forest waiting for you to discover off of West Lake Sammamish Parkway? Weowna Park is home to trails and loops and 2.5 miles of Bellevue’s Lake to Lake Trail System. The trails are perfectly suited for intense running and training circuits or a leisurely (but hilly) walk. Come explore the forest and catch beautiful views of Lake Sammamish and the Cascade Mountains.