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Popular amenities for Bellevue vacation rentals

Stay near Bellevue's top sights

Bellevue Square334 locals recommend
Crossroads Bellevue43 locals recommend
Downtown Park73 locals recommend
Bellevue Botanical Garden68 locals recommend
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park30 locals recommend
Uwajimaya28 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Bellevue

  • Total rentals

    1K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    610 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    140 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    320 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    430 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    26K reviews

Your guide to Bellevue

All About Bellevue

Stretching along the east side of Lake Washington, across the water from Seattle, the bustling city of Bellevue combines cityscapes with the Pacific Northwest’s abundant greenery. Downtown Bellevue brims with shopping and dining options, especially along Main Street and Bellevue Way East, where you’ll find cafes and some of the city’s swankiest restaurants. Farther outside the city center, the city’s culinary diversity is evident at some of the Puget Sound region’s best Chinese, Taiwanese, and Russian restaurants. Furthermore, Bellevue’s proximity to Seattle makes it a great starting point for exploring Washington’s biggest city.

Spend an afternoon wandering along Downtown Park’s tree-lined promenade, passing a waterfall, with Bellevue’s gleaming skyline and Mount Rainier in the backdrop. If you’d like to explore Bellevue’s thriving arts and culture scene, search out an art map that plots the location of more than 120 works of indoor and outdoor public art in the city center.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bellevue

Puget Sound residents tend to spend the months between July and September outdoors, and summer provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy Bellevue’s biking and hiking trails, parks, and flourishing botanical garden. Autumn in Bellevue is when the forest bursts into color. The weather is crisp and cool, making it an ideal time for leaf peeping along the Lake to Lake Greenway Trail, although the rains start in October and increase in intensity as winter approaches — you’ll need to pack waterproof jackets and leather shoes. Although winter in Bellevue is cold, overcast, and rainy, the Bellevue Botanical Garden puts on Garden d’Lights during the holiday season, a display of more than half a million twinkling lights in shapes such as plants, birds, and waterfalls.

Top things to do in Bellevue

Bellevue Botanical Garden

The 53-acre Bellevue Botanical Garden showcases the diversity of Pacific Northwest landscapes, and you can spend hours wandering among its native plants, elegantly orchestrated Japanese gardens, lush natural wetlands, and woodland trails. Entrance is free, and admirers of fuchsias and dahlias will find specific areas devoted to these species.

Bellevue Arts Museum

The Bellevue Arts Museum provides an immersive experience for visitors through a rotating variety of exhibits and programs. On its three floors you’ll find selections of contemporary art, crafts, and design from regional as well as internationally known artists. Stop at the museum’s gift shop to peruse souvenirs made by local artists.

Mercer Slough Nature Park

Hidden amid the bustling city is this tiny corner of wilderness. The park sits on 320 acres of freshwater wetlands, and you can bike or hike along its paths, pick blackberries from its pristine brambles, and canoe along the slough, particularly in summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Bellevue?

    Bellevue enjoys a temperate climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Average summer temperatures reach around 75°F (24°C), while winters hover around 40°F (4°C). Rain is frequent from November to March, so pack accordingly.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Bellevue?

    There's much to explore in Bellevue. Visit the Bellevue Botanical Garden, engage with the interactive exhibits at the KidsQuest Children's Museum, or soak in city views from Bellevue Downtown Park. If you enjoy outdoor activities, paddleboarding on Lake Washington is often suggested.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Bellevue?

    The most frequented time to visit Bellevue is during the summer, from June to September, when the Bellevue Arts Fair and Bellevue Strawberry Festival take place. The weather is warm and dry, perfect for outdoor activities and events.

  • What are the best places to stay in Bellevue?

    For those visiting Bellevue, Downtown Bellevue is often recommended for its close proximity to shopping centers, parks, and restaurants. The Bridle Trails area, known for its equestrian community, is also a unique place to stay. West Bellevue, with easy access to the waterfront, is another popular choice.

  • What are the best places to visit in Bellevue?

    Bellevue has a variety of enticing attractions. Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Botanical Garden, and Kelsey Creek Farm are often recommended for visitors. Other popular spots include Bellevue Square, for shopping enthusiasts, and Bellevue Downtown Park, for those wanting a relaxing day out.

  • What are some hiking trails in Bellevue?

    Bellevue boasts numerous trails for hiking lovers. Explore the serene Twin Falls Natural area, trek the Coal Creek Natural Area's lush pathways, or marvel at the stunning views from Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. These trails range in difficulty, making them suitable for all abilities.

  • What are some family activities to do in Bellevue?

    Family-friendly activities abound in Bellevue. Spend a day exploring the Bellevue Botanical Garden, discover science and art at the KidsQuest Children's Museum, or meet farm animals at Kelsey Creek Farm. For outdoor fun, Bellevue Downtown Park is a great choice.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Bellevue?

    Consider a scenic drive to Mount Rainier National Park, just 2 hours away, for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Another popular day trip is to the nearby city of Seattle, which has iconic landmarks like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Woodinville Wine Country, known for its wineries, is also within a short drive.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Bellevue?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 610 vacation rentals in Bellevue featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in condo rentals in Bellevue?

    Experience the best of Bellevue with our condo rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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