Father’s Day has arrived, and Bellevue/King County has entered phase two openings for businesses. There are many activities and things to do in and around Bellevue, so grab your dad, stepdad, or grandpa and have some Father's Day fun this weekend!

Golf at The Spectacular Golf Club at Newcastle

Golf Club at Newcastle

360-degree panoramic views of the region from The Golf Club at Newcastle. Photo courtesy of The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Enjoy over 350 acres of breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic and the Cascade mountains, and the city of Bellevue. The Golf Club at Newcastle features two championship,18-hole public courses (Coal Creek and China Creek), extensive practice facilities, including an all-weather driving range, an 18-hole bent-grass putting course, and a private grass practice tee including three holes for pitching, putting and chipping. Be sure to grab a cocktail or Father’s Day lunch at the Calcutta Grill.


Hit the Water

Instagram influence @JasonCharlesHill takes a red kayak out of water during their trip to Bellevue. The water is clear, the sky is blue and there are large yachts and evergreens in the background

Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are available to rent from the REI Boathouse at Meydenbauer Bay Park. Photo by Jason Hill.

Check out the Best Places to Fish on Lake Washington, or perhaps some Bass fishing on Lake Sammamish. A visit to the State Salmon Hatchery is always fun and educational. For a self-powered lake adventure, head to the REI Boathouses at Meydenbauer Bay and Enatai Beach to rent Stand Up Paddleboards, Canoes or Kayaks.




Enjoy a tasty collection of craft beers and ales at The Bellevue Brewing Company's Taproom. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Brewing Co.

Toast the weekend with a craft beer or some pub fare at Bellevue Brewing Company. They have created a casual, family-friendly relaxed taproom vibe that can seat 300 people; minors are welcome until 8 pm. Enjoy some great food and watch the brewers create some of the most delicious award-winning beers.



520 Bar & Grill Patio Server 2

Enjoy a classic Bar & Grill Brunch in the outdoor patio space at 520 Bar & Grill. Photo courtesy of 520 Bar & Grill.

Nothing say’s Fathers Day like some good Bellevue BBQ. Try the longtime Bellevue favorite mesquite-smoked meats at Three Pigs BBQ, award-winning brisket at the all-new Jack's BBQ in Bellevue, or some incredible Korean BBQ at Bulgogi Korean BBQ or the Palace Korean BBQ! Or for a more classic Bar & Grill Brunch, head to 520 Bar & Grill



Rattlesnake Lake Ledge View

Soak in awe-inspiring views from Rattlesnake Ledge. Photo by Kaitlyn Brajcich.

Take Dad to the Cascade Mountains where you will find countless trails leading to lakes, peaks, creeks, and waterfalls all within a short drive of Bellevue. Some of the most popular hikes in the area include Twin FallsRattlesnake LedgeMailbox PeakMount Si, and Poo Poo Point.




Steaks and sunset views from Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi. Photo courtesy of Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi.

Bellevue is famous for our incredible unmatched Steakhouses and it’s a perfect fit for celebrating Dad. Try Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi or Daniel’s Broiler, John Howie Steak, the incredible Fogo de Chao, El Gaucho Bellevue, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, or tableside experience at Tokyo Steak House.