If you're a major league baseball fan (or even if you're just looking for a laid-back evening out) be sure to take a trip across the bridge and cheer on the Seattle Mariners at one of their home games. The Mariners' season kicks off each year in early April and goes through October, making it the perfect activity for a beautiful spring or summer day.
Stay in Bellevue and Head to the Game
Mariners games take place at Safeco Field in Seattle's SoDo neighborhood, conveniently located just 10 miles west of Bellevue across the I-90 Lake Washington Bridge. There are a wide range of hotel options in Bellevue for fans attending games. Check out the transportation resources below for more information on getting to Safeco Field from Bellevue.
Insider Tips: Head to the game early and join the many fans gathered at local hotspots near the stadium such as the Pyramid Alehouse beer garden or Elysian Fields. If you prefer your pre-game snacks on the go stop by one of the local vendors lining the streets near the stadium to pick up a hot dog, kettle corn or sandwich to go. Or head inside the stadium early and watch batting practice while trying fanfare from nationally acclaimed chefs in The 'Pen. Bonus, it's Happy Hour in The 'Pen up until one hour before the game and gates open 2 1/2 hours before first pitch.
Direct Bus Routes from Bellevue to Seattle:
- Bellevue Transit Center: Sound Transit 550
- South Bellevue Park & Ride: Sound Transit 550
- Eastgate Park & Ride: Sound Transit 554; Metro 217, 212
- Evergreen Point Bridge Park & Ride: Sound Transit 545; Metro 255