Things to do near Seattle

When you first arrive in Seattle, the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, you’re draped with the soft aromas of pine, freshly brewed coffee, and clean, crisp rain. The city is known not only for its coffee—Starbucks originated here in 1971—but also for its music scene, where such Seattle natives as Nirvana and Jimmy Hendrix got their legendary start. Our hotel in Bellevue is just 10 miles from the heart of the lively metropolis, which features sweeping panoramic views of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Olympic mountain range, and the snowy peak of Mount Rainier.

While you’re staying at Larkspur Landing Bellevue, treat yourself to a dinner at the Space Needle. It defines the Seattle skyline and gradually rotates as you eat, offering 360-degree views of the cityscape that you won’t get anywhere else. If you’re a sports fan, catch a Mariners baseball game at Safeco Park or a Seahawks football game at Qwest Field. And if you’re into seafood, art, antiques, or inexpensive, handmade crafts, visit Pike Place Market where local merchants and fishermen sell things like flowers, clothing, accessories, and food. Whether you’re in Bellevue for business or pleasure, rain or shine, Seattle’s a city you won’t want to miss.