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The Bellevue Club 525 Bellevue Ave. Oakland, CA 94610 510.451.1000 bellevueclub.org reception@bellevueclub.org THINGS TO DO AND SEE » Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum are just a 15-minute drive from The Bellevue Club. These venues are home to the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, and Oakland Athletics. Watch the Mariners take on the Athletics, July 2–5 at O.co Coliseum. » Nearby BART stations will quickly deliver you to San Francisco. U.C. Berkeley is also an easy BART ride or drive from the club. The Napa and Sonoma valley wine country can be found just an hour north. ACCOMMODATIONS » Overnight rooms available but very limited. Make your reservations early. DINING HOURS » Call 510.451.1000 for seasonal bar and restaurant hours. Reciprocal Club The Bellevue Club of Oakland, California By Michelle Van Slack, Director Member Services A summer outside San Francisco Enjoy French pleasures in the Bay Area THE BELLEVUE CLUB Michelle Van Slack is Director Member Services. Send her feedback on your reciprocal club visits at mvanslack@wac.net. For reciprocal letters of introduction or more information, call Member Services at 206.464.3068 or email membership@wac.net. P erched on a grassy knoll overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, sits the stately Bellevue Club. This six-story French-inspired clubhouse was designed to pay homage to Marie Antoinette's country estate—Petit Trianon— complete with high ceilings, intricate ivory paneling, and a casual elegance that makes guests feel as though they are visiting a wealthy distant relative. The building, now in the National Register of Historic Places, became The Bellevue Club in 1929. The waterfront property is flanked by a greenbelt of parks and playgrounds that lend a bucolic air to this otherwise urban environ- ment. A popular location for weddings and business meetings, The Bellevue Club is a perfect sanctuary from the Bay Area's fast-paced life. The Bellevue Club features a top-notch wait staff, onsite park- ing, fine dining, free Wi-Fi, and a five-lane indoor lap pool. It's also a great place to have a drink and enjoy a bite from the bar before catching a nearby football, baseball or basketball game. The Bellevue Club has some overnight accommodations avail- able, but you'll need to make reservations early. Rooms are simple and comfortable with picturesque views of Lake Merritt. If you're looking for a change of pace during your next trip to Northern California, I recommend giving The Bellevue Club a visit. Your letter of introduction from WAC Member Services is your ticket to this home away from home. 10 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | JUNE / JULY 2015

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