Enjoy an Urban Afternoon
Bellevue is a vibrant, modern city you’ll want to explore after your paddle. Maybe you scouted some hot spots already, or maybe you’ll just want to wander and see where the city takes you. Either way, you’ll see why I think that Bellevue is the Pacific Northwest’s answer to Manhattan.
Bellevue Downtown Park is a 21-acre oasis with gardens, a waterfall, and even a beach. The Bellevue Arts Museum echoes the community’s visionary promise of a brighter and inclusive world. If you’re up for a walk, it’s only a mile or so to the Bellevue Botanical Garden, where you can discover the emerald allure of the Pacific Northwest. If shopping’s your bag, there are over 200 stores adjacent to your hotel in the Bellevue Collection. Bellevue also features an ultra-luxury shopping experience at The Shops at Bravern, including shops from brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Prada.
The perfect pairing for an urban afternoon is Central Bar. They offer small plates of Northwest fare and regional offerings. You can escape the city and immerse yourself in it at the same time.