Bellevue (East) / Redmond - Eastside - Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)

Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)


Bellevue (East) / Redmond


Map 47

Trees and scattered parks with numerous sports camps surround the quiet residential areas, keeping the moms and soccer vans busy. An ideal location for picnics and water sports, Idylwood Beach Park on Lake Sammamish is a popular hangout for teenagers eager (and longing) for the sun and warm weather. Rural farmland less than sixty years ago, Redmond is now a pricey city and home to a certain gazillion-dollar behemoth that goes by the unaccountably modest moniker of Microsoft.

image Landmarks

✵ Microsoft Corporate Headquarters ✵

1 Microsoft Way


Tiny software company named after that famous street in Redmond, Microsoft Way.

image Restaurants

✵ Dough Zone Dumpling House ✵ 15920 NE 8th St

425-641-8000 ✵ $$

Dumpling house with passionate fans.

✵ Firenze Ristorante Italiano ✵ 15600 NE 8th St

425-957-1077 ✵ $$$

A go-to date place; the simplest dishes are the bestest.

✵ New York Cupcakes ✵ 15600 NE 8th St

425-283-5445 ✵ $


image Shopping

✵ Crossroads ✵ 15600 NE 8th St


Less than glitzy shopping mall.

Map 48 ✵ Kirkland