Downtown Bellevue

At the bustling heart of Bellevue lies its iconic downtown district, a thriving hub of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Stroll the streets lined with towering skyscrapers housing major corporations like Microsoft and Amazon, then take a break at one of the many parks, fountains, and public plazas scattered throughout. Don’t miss a photo op at the Inspiration Playground sculpture or the iconic Arc d’Ellipses fountain show. For world-class retail therapy, look no further than the expansive Bellevue Collection. This upscale shopping mecca spans three mega-malls—Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place—and boasts over 250 stores ranging from luxury brands to classic department retailers. When it’s time to refuel, downtown delivers with a diverse array of eateries, from trendy farm-to-table spots to acclaimed global cuisine. Fuel up at FlyingFish or savor innovative Asian flavors at Joey Bellevue before hitting Parlor for live music and craft cocktails.

Old Bellevue

Take a step back in time in the quaint, walkable streets of Old Bellevue. This historic enclave charms with its collection of turn-of-the-century architecture, antique shops, and tree-lined avenues. Stop for a sweet treat or light bite at one of the district’s beloved cafes like Spot Dolce Caffe, or peruse the farmer’s market. You’ll find bustling Main Street offers no shortage of boutiques, galleries, spas, and salons for a relaxing day of pampering and retail therapy. Don’t miss highlights like the landmark Gingerbreadhouse Shoppe, the Bellevue Antique Mall, and Botanical Bakery. On summer evenings, stake out a spot at one of the outdoor eateries like Gilbert’s on Main or Luciano Ristorante and sip a glass of wine as you take in Old Bellevue’s timeless charm. For a deeper dive, book a guided historic walking tour to uncover the neighborhood’s storied past as an agricultural center.

BelRed Arts District

Let your creative side shine in Bellevue’s BelRed Arts District. This thriving cultural hub along the BelRed/Wilburton area welcomes visitors with an ever-growing array of galleries, studios, and performing arts venues. Start by exploring the many local businesses housed within the quirky red vintage trolley cars at The Oars Complex, which showcases artisan works from handcrafted jewelry to clothing and home decor. Make time for workshops at Blowing Sands and Tsuga Fine Art to create your own glass art or painting. Catch an indie or international film at the Lincoln Square Cinemas. Come evenings, the district comes alive with award-winning theater productions at Meydenbauer Center and concerts at Resonance at SOMA Towers. Don’t leave without sampling the innovative Pacific Northwest fare at Seastar Restaurant, then grab a nightcap at Bake’s Place.


A true melting pot, the diverse Crossroads area celebrates global cultures through its eclectic mix of shops, markets, and cuisine. The “crossroads of the world” beckons visitors to explore the family-run grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, and specialty shops hailing from Korea, India, Russia, Mexico, and beyond. For an authentic immersion, don’t miss the Crossroads Mall and Crossroads Market Village—an indoor market hawking fresh produce, spices, sweets, jewelry, and cookware from around the globe. Snack on Indian chaat or sip Korean boba tea as you browse the vibrant shops for unique finds. When it’s time for a heartier meal, you’ll be spoiled for choice among the area’s hidden gem eateries, from beloved dim sum like Tang House to Peruvian plates at Inca’s Junt or Korean BBQ at Shilla. Top off your culinary adventure with mouthwatering Mexican treats like churros and ice cream at La Michocana Paleteria.


For those seeking a scenic lakeside escape, look no further than Lakemont. Nestled along the western shores of Lake Washington, this tranquil neighborhood exudes small-town charm with its abundant green spaces, winding trails, beaches, and marinas. It’s the perfect spot to savor stunning sunset views over the sparkling waters as you stroll the tree-lined streets past charming homes and parks. The main draw is the Lakemont Community Park and Beach, which provides a swimming area, boat launch, playground, and sports courts. Active types will want to hit the trails at nearby Evergreen Ridge Park or Northup Way, boasting scenic routes for hiking and biking. Or opt for a leisurely kayak or paddleboard excursion on the lake’s calm waters. When you’ve worked up an appetite, Kidd Valley dishes up tasty burgers and shakes, while Stan’s Bar-B-Que smokes up mouthwatering BBQ favorites.


Retreat to Woodridge for outdoor adventures and natural escapes just moments from downtown Bellevue. This sprawling community on the city’s southern end is home to an abundance of lush greenspaces, parks, and two massive municipal golf courses. Tee off at the scenic and challenging Bellevue Golf Course or Glendale Country Club, then wind down with a cold one at Mox Boarding House—a board game paradise offering over 6,800 games alongside beer, wine, and a full restaurant menu. The recreational fun continues at Robinswood Park, boasting sports fields, tennis courts, trails, and an off-leash dog area. At nearby Coulon Park and Beach Park, you can sunbathe on the sandy shores, launch boats and paddleboards from the marina, or enjoy a lakeside picnic. Don’t miss Mercer Slough Nature Park, an idyllic wetlands teeming with trails and wildlife viewing for a tranquil day in nature.

Bel-Red Corridor and West Bellevue

As one of the fastest-growing areas in Bellevue, the buzzy West Bellevue and Bel-Red Corridor neighborhoods are transforming into the city’s next hotspot for tech innovation and entertainment. Major developments like the Spring District put a modern spin on mixed-use living, blending residences, offices, retail, parks and hotels in a walkable urban village. You’ll find an array of new breweries like Bellevue Brewing and Whipsaw pouring creative craft beers alongside lively taprooms. Looking for non-stop thrills? This corridor is home to the region’s premier indoor entertainment complexes. At Main Event, you can bowl, play laser tag, hit the gravity ropes course, and more, while at OD&D you’ll score hours of fun across 8 acres of outdoor recreational turf. Refuel at outposts like Island Grill, Whole Foods 365, and Blazing Bagworks scattered throughout the district.

Bridle Trails

Get back to nature in beautiful Bridle Trails. This leafy eastside enclave charms with its rural character, equestrian heritage, and abundance of state parks and trails. Rambling ranch homes on large lots coupled with forested landscapes give the neighborhood its signature countryside feel, though you’re just minutes from downtown Bellevue’s urban amenities. Follow the winding bridle trails through the lush woodlands of Bridle Trails State Park, passing equestrian facilities and fields. Picnic areas and easy hiking trails also make this haven popular with families. Gastronomes will want to seek out Café Dawit, a local gem serving incredible authentic Ethiopian cuisine in a charming converted home. For more outdoor pursuits, nearby Lewis Creek Park beckons with more trails, sports fields, and the Lewis Creek Stream and Ranger Cattle areas perfect for wildlife watching.

Book a Bus With Us

There’s so much to see across Bellevue’s diverse array of neighborhoods, each brimming with their own distinct flavors and attractions. Why deal with the stress of parking and navigating between districts when you can sit back and enjoy the ride instead? Renting a charter bus or minibus from Party Bus Bellevue puts all the city’s hot spots within easy reach. Whether you’re planning transportation for a company retreat, school field trip, wine tour, wedding celebration, or just a group outing with friends, we have the perfect bus rental to suit your needs. Just give us a call at 425-201-4749 and we’ll craft the ideal bus package complete with luxe amenities like WiFi, TVs, aux inputs, and more. Then kick back and leave the driving to us as you explore the best that Bellevue has to offer without the hassle. Your city adventure awaits!