A Guide to Seattle's Neighborhoods

Washington, Seattle Guide (B): A Guide to Seattle's Neighborhoods

Seattle is a city of neighborhoods. Yes, downtown is fun, and Pike's market is cool, but you'll discover the best of the local life in the nearby neighborhoods. If traveling in and around Seattle, be sure to check out the following neighborhoods and what each area has to offer. 

Most people who visit Seattle will stay downtown. If you arrive from the airport by Lightlink, you'll arrive in the heart of Downtown. There are various areas of Downtown that are more lively than other parts. The Central Business District is quiet on the weekends, but busy during weekday business hours. Not much is going on here, but tourists tend to visit the Pike's Place Market. The market is a quintessential experience and one that is not to be missed. Whether you want to eat, shop or see the local fishermen throw fish, it is easy to spend an afternoon at Pike's Market. 

First Avenue is a lively street with plenty of local shops and cafes. If you head South from Pike's Market towards Pioneer Square, expect a variety of chic shops and fancy cafes. The Seattle Art Museum is worth a visit, and free every first Thursday of the month. Watson Kennedy is one of my favorite shops, which feels like a time trip into old Europe. The Bookstore Bar + Cafe is another favorite. The Smith Tower is Seattle's original skyscraper and a ticket into the building offers visitors panoramic views of the city and a chance to eat and drink at its Speakeasy.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Guide to Seattle's Neighborhoods
Guide Location: USA » Seattle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/a-guide-to-seattles-neighborhoods
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Pike's Place Market
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Watson Kennedy
  • The Bookstore Bar + Cafe
  • Smith Tower
  • Ti 22
  • 5 Point Cafe
  • Belltown pub
  • Bedlam coffee
  • Virginia Inn
  • Loving Hut
  • The London Plane
  • The Grand Central Bakery
  • Altstadt
  • Zeitgeist
  • Edgewater Hotel
  • Salty's
  • Space Needle
  • KEXP coffeeshop
  • The SIFF
  • Kerry Park
  • Discovery Park
  • Gas Works Park
  • The Fremont Coffee Company
  • Jai Tai
  • Cafe Turko
  • ZapVerr
  • Kwanjai Thai
  • Volunteer Park
  • Ada's bookstore
  • Greenlake
  • Wooden Boats
  • Georgetown
  • Seward Park
  • That's Amore Italian Cafe
  • Araya Thai
  • Thai Tom

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