From the Cascade Mountains and Olympic National Park to the liimitless shores of Puget Sound, The state of Washington is about as wild and reugged as it gets. Here's an overview of just a few of the possiblites to get wild in and around four major meeting cities - Seattle, Bellevue, Spokane and Tacoma, but of course this is just the tip of the iceberg to find a wild experience that's right for your group. ... more!
The monolithic skyscrapers of Bellevue, Washington, resemble metallic legos stacked so high you think they'll topple in the slightest breeze. While the sheer size of the stair-stepped towers dominates the skyline, don't let that alarm you. Linger for a spell, and you'll see Bellevue's softer side, a side that extends a gentle hand with public art, sublime eateries, bucolic parks, lakes and mountains.... more!
When specialty foods and cookware retailer Sur La Table was looking for a destination for its annual leadership conference, attended by approximately 500 employees and vendors, Director of Store Operations Lara Trepanier didn't have to look very far. "As we've grown, we've had to look for bigger and more flexible spaces to meet all of our needs, and that's what took us to Bellevue, WA."... more!
Restaurants that showcase Northwest ingredients and offer stunning spaces for events are far from limited to Seattle proper, but are well represented in cities throughout the metro region. In Bellevue, award-winning Bake's Place accommodates seated events for up 100 in an elegantly appointed dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows or on its spacious patio, while the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar offers customized menus for groups of up to 80 that can pair courses with local wines from the nearby winery hub of Woodinville, a group attraction in itself.... more!
Most of the Seattle area's iconic tourist attractions - the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, EMP Museum, etc. - are in Seattle.
But the surrounding cities are finding more ways to tell travelers that they are great places to stay, play and spend, too.
Convention to draw Trekkies to Meydenbauer this weekend
Meydenbauer Center will be the final frontier for Star Trek fans looking to meet up with other Trekkies this weekend and get up close and personal with some of their favorite actors from the sci-fi franchise's five television programs over the past 48 years.
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Connected to Seattle via the world's longest floating bridge, Bellevue lives up to the origins of its name, which means "beautiful view." Nestled between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, the city has a 320-acre wetland preserve and a 53-acre botanical garden. It's been named one of the safest cities in the United States by Forbes magazine, and companies such as Eddie Bauer, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Verizon and Expedia all have offices within its boundaries.
Meetings Focus Magazine - When convening in the Greater Seattle area, the reigning cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest, attendees have access to a plethora of options that showcase creativity.From a glass art venue in the "Emerald City" and a culinary arts facility in Seattle's Southside to a variety of museums, performance centers and more throughout Tacoma, Bellevue and Snohomish County, it's a snap for planners to incorporate a bit of the local arts scene into a meeting itinerary. ... more!
Connected to Seattle via the world's longest floating bridge, Bellevue lives up to the origins of its name, which means "beautiful view."
'Beautiful View' Seattle Neighbor Bellevue has Panoramas Not to Miss- Group Tour Western Magazine
There is a view you don't want to miss in northwest Washington.
Meet in a the city with a bit of nature on the side.