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Memorial Day Weekend Stay-Cation

May 15, 2019 - by Karinya Chan

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Memorial Day is here and so is the Summer weather. Remembering those who bravely fought for our country, many choose to trade in the comfort of the city for the wildly unknown of nature. Not your style? Then why not try a Downtown Bellevue stay-cation?

Girls Weekend Out

Dining & Drinks:

Purple Café and Wine – Consider yourself a wine enthusiast? Fan of fresh ingredients? Try Purple, where a global wine list meets seasonal ingredients

The Lake House – What does a 10 course menu of tequila from Executive Chef Joel Handshuh taste like? On May 24 you can find out. 


AC Hotel – BFF City Getaway – Reuniting with your besties? Well then this may just be the perfect place to stay. With overnight accommodations for up to four people, you and your girls can enjoy a glass of champagne, a European style breakfast, and so much more. 

Out on the Town:

The Shops at The Bravern – Can you say luxury dining and shopping? Start your shopping trip with some macaroons at Trophy Cupcake and then you’ll be ready to hit the shops.

Lincoln South Live – Top off the day with live music by local artists at the Lincoln South Food Hall on May 24 from 5 – 7 pm.


Spending it with Someone Special

Dining & Drinks:

Daniel’s Broiler – Nothing is better than watching the sunset on the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. So, head down to Daniel’s for anything from Prime Rib, Lobster, to Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee. Then to finish the night, walk over to the Prime 21 lounge for drinks.


Courtyard by Marriot – Washington Wine Down Weekend – Time for a special weekend with your significant other. On Memorial Day Weekend, Courtyard by Marriot is offering guest room accommodations, complementary wine tasting, and a bottle of the award-winning Chateau Ste Michelle. How could you possibly pass this up!?

The Day-Date:

Whisk – Try the Street Foods of Vietnam cooking class at Whisk. In a little over 2 hours, Chef Thanh Tang will teach you how to make 3 different dishes including a Green Mango Salad. Next thing you know you’ll be a Vietnamese chef in no time (this is also great way to impress your sweetie with your new found cooking skills).

Lime – Romantic afternoon bike ride to Meydenbauer Bay Park? With lime, you can make this a reality. For just 15 cents a min and a $1 flat rate you can rent a bike, electric bike, or scooter from various places in Bellevue. 

Bake’s Place – Big Road Blues Band was marked the best new blues band in 2017 and on May 24 at 9pm, you’ll be able to hear them live. So, head on down and enjoy some rock’n soul blues with that special someone. If you like that, then hit up the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival. Coming to town May 29 – June 2.

Quality Family Time:


Lot No. 3 – Comfort food, classic cocktails, craft brews, a vintage-industrial style space, plus family friendly options? Hit up Lot No. 3 and get the best of both worlds.

Play Time with the Kids:

Bellevue Botanical - The perfect place for this kind of occasion. It’s time to get the kids together for a picnic and games in the park; this way you don’t need to scrap for cash and still have an amazing day. As a bonus, this is great place to take pictures of the family!

Reality Break Escapes - Up for a challenge? Try out one of the rooms at Reality Break Escapes to test how well and how fast your family can get out. Rooms range from introductory to advanced.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum – Need something to keep the kids occupied and entertained? Why not try Science Hour or Weekend Playshop.

Bellevue Arts Museum – Time to get those creative juices flowing. For ages 4 – 10, Bellevue Arts Museum has Get Crafty Saturdays. For only $4 a head, your kids can try various exhibit and seasonal themed art activities. First come first served.

Bellevue Downtown Park – Need to burn some energy? Then try out the Inspiration Playground. As a bonus, if you go between 10 am – 8 pm from Friday of Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, you can play in the water as well!

MeydenbauerEnatai Park - The weather is looking good for Memorial Day weekend so why not get out and enjoy the sunshine? May 25 - 26 REI is hosting a grand celebration for the opening of the boathouse at both Meydenbauer and Enatai Park. So rent a paddle board or a kayak, get in the water, eat free food, listen to music, and play games! All will be available from 1 - 4 pm at both locations and then, s'mores and a fire at Enatai from 5 - 8 pm.  A little something for everyone.