Things to Do in Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond
A triple play of delights in Metro Puget Sound's east side.
The communities on the eastern shore of Lake Washington—known to locals as the Eastside—are where you’ll find some of Metro Puget Sound's most buzzed-about destinations.
In Kirkland, start the day around Lake Washington. Wildlife watchers can see blue herons and eagles at 110-acre Juanita Bay Park and Urban Wildlife Habitat. And in Bellevue, the 53-acre Bellevue Botanical Garden is a blooming wonderland. To the east, Redmond’s Marymoor Park hosts the state’s only velodrome.
Plenty of refinements await indoors, too. For a date with the Seattle Opera, head to the 402-seat Kirkland Performance Center. And for some well-earned retail therapy, Kirkland’s Park Lane offers contemporary fashion and consignment boutiques.
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Jenny Lynn Zappala