This year’s Glass Expo Pacific Northwest™ (GEPN) will take place May 31-June 1, 2018, in Bellevue, Wash. (suburban Seattle), and the local attractions are plentiful. Held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue hotel, this glass and metal industry learning event is sure to fill your days with education, but consider spending your free time just a short distance away at some of these charming and famous destinations.

The Bellevue Collection
A premier shopping, dining and nightlife destination in downtown Bellevue, Wash., the Bellevue Collection has more than 250 stores, 50-plus dining locations and entertaining venues. The Bellevue Collection is comprised of three public spaces – Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place and Lincoln Square and is a must-see destination that offers a constant buzz of activity for everyone to enjoy.

Seattle Center

Seattle Center

Just 20 minutes from the hotel, you will find Seattle Center – an urban park that is home to Seattle’s best cultural experiences, museums, art galleries, entertainment venues, theaters and festivals. Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Seattle Center hosts the iconic 605-foot tall Space Needle as its landmark feature. The public gathering space offers 40 acres of open space and is a top tourist destination in the state.

Pike Place Market

Pike’s Place Market

The city’s beloved market, Pike Place Market is a vibrant neighborhood comprised of farmers, craftspeople and small businesses and is one of the country’s oldest farmers markets. The market also holds the famous Pike Place Fish Market, an open air fish marketing known for their tradition of fishmongers throwing fish that customers have purchased, before they are wrapped.

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is just 10 miles from this year’s host location. Spend your weekend discovering the amazing wildlife exhibits, which showcase nearly 1,100 animals and 300 species–including some of the world’s most critically endangered.

Glass Expo Pacific Northwest ’18: Keeping Your Business Evergreen
GEPN is co-sponsored by the Washington Glass Association (WGA), USGlass magazine, USGNN.com™ and the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal. More information is available at usglassmag.com/gepn.