Bite of Seattle

Ever wonder what gator tastes like? Want to hear some local bands? Bring cash and enjoy a day with Seattle!

When: July 17th-19th
Where: Seattle Center
What: Bite of Seattle

Bellevue Downtown Park: A Beautiful Oasis

Bellevue Downtown Park lets you get away from it all in downtown Bellevue. The park has plenty of amenities, like a playground, running trails, and a pond with a waterfall. Blow off some steam solo by going for a stroll, run, or bike ride, or head over with a group of friends to play Frisbee in the open field. Plenty of benches are available if you'd prefer to sit and people watch. Bring a picnic to enjoy the beautiful views while enjoying lunch. Check out the many events held in the summer, like movies in the park and Fourth of July activities. In the winter an ice skating rink is available.

It's open dawn to 11 p.m. every day.

Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 NE 4th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 452-6885

Clyde Beach Park: Summer Fun and More

Great for all types of family fun, Clyde Beach Park offers numerous amenities to visitors. With over two acres of fun, including a picnic area, a playground for the kids, swimming area, as well as ample parking and rest room facilities, there is always something to do. There is even a boathouse, evoking memories of an enchanted past where the preferred method of long distance travel was boating. On those sweltering summer days Clyde Beach Park is the spot to cool off while relaxing on the shore of this fantastic beach. Bring a lunch or stop at one of the many tasty nearby eateries.

Whether you are into taking a dip or merely want to admire the scenery, this is a popular place for summer fun and relaxation.

Clyde Beach Park
2-92nd Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 452-6914

Mercer Slough Nature Park: A Gorgeous Park near The Estates at Cougar Mountain

One of Bellevue's largest parks, Mercer Slough Nature Park is just a few minutes from downtown, making it a great place for an impromptu trek back to nature. Over 320 acres of beautiful scenery await you, including 7 miles of trails perfect for hiking or walking. Visit the Eastside Heritage Center to learn about the history of the region, including the beautifully restored Winter House. Be sure to stop by the blueberry farm, where fresh seasonal produce is on sale.

No matter what you are looking for Mercer Slough has something for every nature lover, all in a spot not too far from The Estates at Cougar Mountain!

Mercer Slough Nature Park
1625 118th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2565

Take a Second Look at Doubletake Vintage and Consignment

Heading to a costume or theme party and need the perfect outfit without emptying your bank account? You'll find what you're looking for at Doubletake Vintage and Consignment in Issaquah. The racks here are filled with vintage clothing and accessories for dress-up and casual wear from the 1890s to modern times. Numerous hats and wigs can complement your disguise, while housewares and knick-knacks can spruce up your space.

If you don’t need a vintage dress or retro sweater, there are plenty of everyday contemporary finds here too. For those who like to make their own clothing with recycled notions, Doubletake has classy buttons. If your closet needs more space, bring in some items to sell on consignment.

Doubletake Vintage and Consignment
1175 NW Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-4908

Issaquah Wine Walk This Friday!

In need of weekend plans? Check out the Issaquah Wine Walk this Friday night!

Featuring live music performances, pop-up art displays from special quest artists, and most importantly…Wine! Help reduce waste by bringing along your own glass (BYOG).

This is a rain, snow, or shine event. $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event, price includes 10 one ounce drink tokens. Check in starts at 6pm at the Hailstone Feed Store (232 Front St), and you must be 21 & over to purchase wine tokens.

The Bellevue Collection: Unparalleled Shopping Experience

For an unparalleled shopping experience look no further than The Bellevue Collection. The Bellevue Collection is clean, well maintained, and offers something for the whole family. The third floor features a large play area just for kids, while mom and dad can relax at one of the nearby restaurants.

Shopping at The Bellevue Collection is a joy all on its own thanks to the array of shops. No matter what you’re after, whether it’s high end clothing and accessories, sporting equipment, electronics, home wares, The Bellevue Collection has it. With its prime location, The Bellevue Collection is surrounded by a number of fabulous night spots where you can have dinner and drinks. From casual dining to elegant upscale eateries, you are sure to find the perfect place to cap off your fun-filled day of shopping. The Bellevue Collection also offers ample parking.

The Bellevue Collection
575 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-8096

Seattle Golf & Travel Show – Feb 28 – Mar 1

CenturyLink Field will be hosting the Seattle Golf and Travel show this year with a great line up of speakers, endorsers and will even give you a free round of golf!

Issaquah Film Festival – Feb 28 – Mar 1

Cinebarre Issaquah 8 will be hosting a weekend special program of the best films. Admission is free. Visit the website for viewings and times.

Click here for more information.

Chilly Hilly Bike Run – Feb 22

Chilly Hilly has been kicking off the cycling season in the Northwest on the last Sunday in February for the past 43 years. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island.

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