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…

Rattlesnake Lake

An Explorer’s Guide to Bellevue’s Mercer Slough

Article by Megan Ewing Visitors to Bellevue quickly discover a city like nowhere else — a place where a pristine cosmopolitan city center gives way in a mere heartbeat to breathtaking natural surroundings. No place is this easy city-to-nature transition more evident than at Mercer Slough Nature…

Mercer Slough Kayaking

Ready to Run in Bellevue & Beyond

Stepping into Bellevue, Washington’s extensive and intricate network of trails, runners of all paces can indulge for miles (92 to be exact, when measured end to end!), and discover firsthand why this area has earned the nickname of “city in a park.” Running here can often transform mere workouts…

Cougar Mountain

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 shapes and sizes, from local corner parks to the Downtown Park, Meydenbauer Bay…

Botanical Garden