Plan your trip to Bellevue, WA

The Insider's Guide to a Day in Bellevue


Enjoy a Lovely Breakfast at Café Aloe

While visiting the coffee capital, indulging in the local coffee scene is a must-do for unique and innovative caffeine experiences. Café Aloe stands out with its Vietnamese fusions featuring beloved favorites like the coconut Vietnamese iced coffee and salted caramel mocha. Additionally, they are known as a matcha lover's paradise, offering Instagram-worthy twists on this beloved drink. Treat yourself to a pink cherry blossom-infused matcha latte, and pair it with a delightful serving of Piggy Buns—these adorable treats are as charming as they are delicious.


Catch the Sunrise Kayaking on Lake Washington off Meydenbauer Beach Park

Harness the energy from your morning caffeine fix and embark on a kayaking adventure on Lake Washington. Whether you're paddling solo or with a companion in a double kayak, exploring the lake is a beloved pastime for Washington residents. Out on Lake Washington, you'll be treated to refreshing breezes, rolling views of greenery, architectural digest worthy homes, and peeks of Mount Rainier. These breathtaking sights are sure to be a highlight of your visit to Bellevue. Kayak rentals available from REI at Meydenbauer Beach Park


Get to Know the Neighborhood with a Hearty Lunch at 520 Bar & Grill

Conveniently located near the Meydenbauer Bay Park, the 520 Bar and Grill perfectly embodies the essence of its diverse neighborhood. It serves as both a laid-back, inviting pub where shoppers (and Kayakers) can unwind with their favorite drinks. Offering a full American menu with an elevated bar food twist. The 520 burger & 520 legendary nachos are a must try with thick layers of cheese and delicious fresh toppings. Be sure to take a stroll through Old Bellevue to work off that food before heading off to your next stop!


Work off Your lunch exploring the BAM followed by Retail-Therapy!

Explore your creative side at the Bellevue Arts Museum. With rotating exhibits, there is always something exciting to be seen here! After immersing yourself in the world of art, indulge in some retail therapy at The Bellevue Collection & Avenue Bellevue, conveniently located across the street. With a wide variety of stores to choose from, you're sure to find something special. Don’t forget to get a keepsake for yourself or for loved ones. For those seeking luxury, simply call a Bellhop for a complimentary ride to the The Shops at the Bravern, where you can explore a curated selection of designer shops.


Discover John Howie for an Unforgettable Dinner

After a day of shopping, you're bound to work up an appetite. Indulge your cravings at the local favorite, John Howie Steak! Renowned for its delectable steaks, start your meal with a seafood tower or buttery bone marrow. For the main course, the A5 Australian Wagyu steak is a must-try, boasting perfectly seared edges and a cool interior. Complement your meal with seasonal vegetables for a taste of the local produce.


Enjoy a Nightcap at The Living Room

Conclude your perfect day with a nightcap at The Living Room inside the W Bellevue! Indulge in luxurious cocktails as you sink into the plush lounges while being serenaded by local artists. OR get your body moving to uplifting beats by local DJs, depending on the night. Book your stay at the W and this awesome dance pad is just an elevator ride away!