Your Guide to Seattle’s Neighborhoods

Have some time to visit the city leisurely? Or, maybe you want to know which of Seattle’s neighborhoods it’s worth focusing on? This guide will help you make your pick and plan your Seattle visit accordingly.

SkyView Observatory

Seattle Downtown

Home to some of the city’s top rated attractions, Downtown Seattle is the place to be when in Seattle. In this area you get to know Seattle’s soul by visiting its true heart: Pike Place Market.

This is the Seattle neighborhood where you can sample some of the city’s most authentic experiences: culinary, cultural and artistic. Don’t miss the views from the Sky View Observatory or a ride on Seattle Center Monorail.

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Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle Waterfront

Offering spectacular views over Elliott Bay, Seattle Waterfront is one of the best neighborhoods to visit while in the city. Even when the weather is cold and gray, the Seattle Waterfront is warm and inviting.

Home to a variety of family-friendly attractions, including the Seattle Aquarium, curiosity shops and eateries, this is a good place to go if you are traveling with kids.

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Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square

Tucked between the Chinatown-International District and the Waterfront, this historic district has plenty to offer to Seattle’s visitors: the opportunity to discover some of the most interesting art galleries in Seattle, sample dishes from all around the world, ride the famous Seattle Ducks, relax by a 22 foot waterfall and even explore the town beneath the streets.

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Angie's Umbrella

Belltown

Taking its name after one of Seattle’s first white settlers – William Nathaniel Bell, on whose land the neighborhood was built, Belltown is a high-spirited and youthful area. What used to be mainly an industrial neighborhood is nowadays home to plenty of trendy live music venues, upscale restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and nightclubs as well as fancy boutiques and thrift shops.

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International District – Chinatown

One of the eight historic neighbourhoods of Seattle, International District – Chinatown is a multi-ethnic neighbourhood. Chinatown has long been the heart of Seattle Asian-American community and has a rich history with Chinese ethnicities living in the city. Most businesses found here are run by local residents from the neighbourhood and it has been a popular destination for people from all over Seattle.

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