You Stayed, We Paid

The Cities of Kirkland and Redmond, WA joined forces to battle the local effects of the pandemic, and to give small businesses and the tourism industry a boost. The Stay Eastside program was designed to bring real economic results to small business owners, to benefit independent local tourism industries, and to showcase the esteemed Eastside for staycationers.

The Stay Eastside program came to an official close as of July 1st, 2022. 


Enjoy Kirkland's Walkable Waterfront Community

Buttressed by the beautiful Lake Washington waterfront, Kirkland provides access to everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Our city’s many beaches are ideal for kayaking, boating, and waterfront events. Kirkland’s convenient location makes it easy to engage with year-round activities, attractions, shopping and dining. This vibrant, lakeside oasis buzzes with spirit, and we welcome you to come enjoy our relaxed vibe and water views at every turn. Kirkland is a charming place where people greet you on the sidewalk with a smile.

Geek Out on Redmond's Lush Natural Surroundings

Redmond is the one of the most passionate places in the Pacific Northwest. Our diverse and eclectic culture is chock-full of events, attractions, restaurants, parks, trails, and more. Redmond is world-renowned as the region’s hub for technological innovations, however, you can truly Geek Out over our connection to the city’s lush natural surroundings and myriad opportunities for shopping, dining, and lodging. Serene, meandering bike paths, special community events, and a dynamic downtown core are among the City’s many attractions. Redmond has more than a thousand acres of open spaces—miles of trails for walking, hiking, and biking, plus golf courses and dog parks.

Explore the Eastside

Located just east of Seattle, the vibrant communities of Kirkland and Redmond feature a myriad of world-class shopping, casual & fine dining options, and a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities.

At the north end of Lake Sammamish, Redmond is nestled in a picturesque valley, with expansive parks, endless trails, and access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Earnest residents and visitors head to Redmond Town Center to explore over 110 shops, restaurants, and entertainment experiences.

Kirkland is located on the eastern shores of Lake Washington—a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining, and boutique shopping. Kirkland hosts an active repertoire of annual gatherings, including art openings and musical performances, athletic games and events. Local wine festivals and outdoor concerts are popular year-round.

Learn More

Stay Eastside is a joint tourism stimulation and economic development initiative between the City of Kirkland and the City of Redmond. Both programs are similar to one another, however each city’s “You Stay, We Pay” program features very specific rules and information. We encourage you click on the button below to review and familiarize yourself with our FAQ section.