Bellevue Botanical Garden Dahlias - Credit Flickr user Sea Turtle

 Dahlias at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Photo via Flickr / Sea Turtle

Spring has sprung and it’s predicted to get up to 70 degrees this weekend! Why not spend some time getting out and enjoying some of the beautiful nature that surrounds us here in Bellevue? If you’re not sure what to do, here are some suggestions on great outdoor activities and events this weekend.

1.) Play putt putt at the Golf Club at Newcastle


If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly course, then you need to come out to The Golf Club at Newcastle. The Rusty Putter course is an 18-hole putting course great for family, friends or even work events. With natural grass, water features, bunkers and amazing views of Lake Washington, Seattle’s skyline and the Olympic Mountains, Rusty Putter is the perfect way to spend a sunny day in Bellevue.




 2.) See spring blooms at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

With 53 acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands, Bellevue Botanical Garden makes for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon stroll. If you’re not sure where to begin, join the group tour that starts at 2pm at the Visitor Center every Saturday and Sunday, or check out the map to get a lay of the land.




3.) Celebrate Earth Day at Cougar Mountain Zoo on Saturday, April 18th

Cougar Mountain Zoo Photo Gallery

In honor of Earth Day and the 8th birthday of the tigers, Taj and Almos, Cougar Mountain Zoo is throwing a party for the planet! With activities scheduled throughout the day, kids can learn about their favorite animals while seeing them up close and personal, and get their faces painted, do crafts and catch Tobias the Magician.




4.) Take a walk in the woods at Weowna Park


Did you know there was a 90-acre forest waiting for you to discover off of West Lake Sammamish Parkway? Weowna Park is home to trails and loops and 2.5 miles of Bellevue’s Lake to Lake Trail System. The trails are perfectly suited for intense running and training circuits or a leisurely (but hilly) walk. Come explore the forest and catch beautiful views of Lake Sammamish and the Cascade Mountains.




5.) Watch the sunset at Meydenbauer Beach Park

Meydenbauer-Beach-Park-Panorama---Credit-Flickr-User-KurtClarkSunsets in the Pacific Northwest are truly a sight to behold, so stop by this local hidden gem as the sun sets over Lake Washington. Bring the family for a fun picnic dinner in the large grassy areas and let the kids play in the playground area. There’s even a fishing dock if you want to bring out your poles and try to catch some Rainbow Trout, Bass, Perch and more!




Looking for more fun ideas? Check out our Events Calendar for all the fun things happening around Bellevue this week.


Photo credits: Rusty Putter Course at Newcastle, Courtesy of The Golf Club at Newcastle |  Spring blooms at Bellevue Botanical Garden, Photo via Flickr / MissLydia | Tiger and child, Courtesy of Cougar Mountain Zoo | Meydenbauer Beach Park, via Flickr / KurtClark.