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Rainy Day in Downtown Bellevue: 9 Indoor Activites to Explore

November 28, 2023 - by Mackenzie Ault

Rainy Days in Downtown Bellevue: 9 Indoor Activites to Explore

Image Credit: Chance Merchant

 As winter settles into Downtown Bellevue, bringing along chilly temperatures and rainy days, there's no need to brave the cold. Instead, cozy up and make the most of the season with a variety of exciting indoor activities. From brain-teasing escapes at Reality Break Escapes to exploring art at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Heart of Bellevue provides a mix of warmth and entertainment to brighten up those winter days!

Bellevue Arts Museum

Check out the Bellevue Arts Museum, where contemporary art takes center stage. You can even take part in educational workshops and attend lectures to deepen your understanding of the diverse artistic expressions on display. The dynamic experience extends to interactive exhibits, providing a window into the ever-evolving world of creativity. Explore the latest exhibit, "Positive Fragmentation," featuring over 200 prints by contemporary women artists. 

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink

Join in on the family-friendly fun at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink by Symetra this winter! You can improve your skating skills with free group lessons on select evenings from a professional coach, participate in themed nights like Ugly Sweater Skate, Pride Night, and grab some snacks from the concession stand. The covered, all-weather rink is open daily until January 15. Secure your spot with advance tickets or season passes at

Cinemark/Cinemark Reserve

Treat yourself to the ultimate cinematic experience at Cinemark, where your favorite blockbusters come to life on an expansive IMAX screen that is six times larger than your standard theater screens. Elevate your movie night at Cinemark Reserve in Lincoln Square South, an exclusive 21+ theater where you can not only enjoy your favorite cocktails and gourmet food but also have them delivered right to your seats.

KidsQuest Museum

Step into a world of hands-on fun and learning at KidsQuest Children's Museum! Challenge your little ones with the Atrium Climber, where they can play and develop motor skills in a safe environment. Dive into the Recycle Rebuild exhibit for a hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Uncover the wonders of the water exhibit, where kids learn about the power of water and the impact of specific actions. With over 25 engaging exhibits tailored for children aged 0-10, it's an inviting space for families to explore and discover together.

Lucky Strike

Redefine bowling at Lucky Strike, with black lights, plush lounge seats, and massive HD video walls streaming everything from live sports to music videos. They even have an arcade, featuring cutting-edge video games alongside a ton of beloved classics like Jurassic Park, Mario Kart, and World's Largest Pac-Man.

Reality Breaks Escapes

A place where excitement meets intellect at Reality Break Escapes, your local destination for engaging escape room experiences. Travel through time, defuse a mob-planted bomb, navigate the future to retrieve a data probe, or immerse yourself in the vibrant Seattle music scene to save your soul. Race against the clock, collaborate with your team, and use your collective intellect to escape from reality in an exhilarating blend of puzzles, teamwork, and local flair.

The Bellevue Collection

Enjoy a delightful day at The Bellevue Collection, where you'll find the perfect mix of fantastic shopping and mouthwatering dining experiences. Dive into the world of upscale boutiques and iconic brands at Bellevue Square, where fashion meets fun. Treat your taste buds to a variety of delicious eats at Lincoln Square South.


TRUCE Spa is a great place to indulge in self care where you can pause the busy world around you and focus on yourself. Rejuvenate your skin with a facial from their licensed estheticians, and treat yourself to luxury manicures and pedicures with massages, aromatherapy, and paraffin wax for nourished skin. Take the time you deserve to relax and renew at TRUCE Spa.


Discover the joy of cooking at Whisk, a delightful spot on Old Bellevue’s Main Street! They're your go-to place for cooking classes, kitchenware, bakeware, and tabletop goodies for sale. The team of friendly chef instructors come from diverse backgrounds and have trained under some of the country's best chefs. Give them a try for a delicious journey!

This blog is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.