Old Bellevue Visitors Guide
Things to Do in the Historic District
Home to chic stores, unique finds and relaxing places to take a break, Old Bellevue has changed with the years, becoming more than a historic district. With numerous boutiques, salons, restaurants and cafes to offer visitors and locals alike, Old Bellevue has grown over time to become the ideal destination for a quiet yet enticing afternoon.
For your major shopping needs, the Bellevue Collection has all the essentials covered. Featuring a wide-ranging mall venue that includes big-name retail shops, there are also a number of casual and upscale dining options, plus a comedy club home to some of the most popular acts in the country. Artisans and craftspeople abound in Old Bellevue, supplying a choice of places to find unique jewelry, apparel and gifts around the downtown area. Step into Jarbo for some on-trend clothing pieces to carry you through this season, or select some stunning home goods and design touches from Veritables.
Any time of year is a good time to find yourself in Old Bellevue, but the summer lends itself to more entertainment and good times than any other. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts, held each year from July 25-27, is a juried arts and crafts fair located by Cost Plus World Market just north of Bellevue Square. Stop by and discover some true talent, and even bring home something to remember. Later in the summer, swing by the one-day fundraising event The Taste of Main, a way to support the local community while sampling the best of Bellevue food and drink.
Dining is abundant in Old Bellevue, with options ranging from the savory sushi of Ginzu to the traditional Tuscan fare of the award-winning Cantinetta. Check out everything that's available, and set off to your destination.