Bellevue, Washington is surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and outdoor spaces, this one-of-a-kind place offers the ultimate in shopping, dining and cultural attractions, all within easy strolling distance of popular hotels. Vibrant, modern and growing, Bellevue is the gateway to the entire Puget Sound region. Within minutes you can explore Seattle's culture and history, visit Kirkland's waterfront parks and galleries, or tour Woodinville's Wine Country, home to over 100 tasting rooms and some of the world's best wines. You can even quench your taste for adventure with a day-trip to nearby mountains for hiking, biking, or skiing. Grab your beach towel, bucket, floaty toy and sunscreen and head for one of Bellevue's seven beach parks on the shores of Lake Washington. The beaches are free and many of them are staffed by lifeguards on Summer afternoons. In addition to swim docks and sandy beaches many of the parks also include play areas and picnic tables. See you at the lake!