Capitol Hill Walk (Self Guided), Seattle

While you are visiting a city you obviously want to get into the hub of things, explore, sightsee, shop and dine, but sometimes you just feel like unwinding and taking life at a gentle pace. Seattle’s Capitol Hill is perfect for spending a lazy day people-watching, having a long, leisurely meal, pottering around the shops and relaxing in the sun. This district is unlike any other in the city, with its lively blocks, its grunge rockers and LGBT community rubbing shoulders with elegant tree-lined avenues and stately homes. A great diversity of people live and work in this area and it is fun just to sit on a sidewalk cafe and watch them go by. There are also some good galleries and museums to browse, such as the Frye Art Museum, and the popular Broadway Farmers Market which is open every Sunday and offers a wide range of locally produced fresh fruit, vegetables and farm produce.

Stroll through the superb Cal Anderson Park, where you can watch people practicing various activities ranging from games such as informal bike polo to organized sports featuring local teams. It is a popular place for the area’s seniors and students who like to play chess on the large chessboards that are feel to all. It’s also a great place to sit in the sun and catch up on your book list or to take the kids to amuse themselves in the playgrounds.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Capitol Hill Walk Map

Guide Name: Capitol Hill Walk
Guide Location: USA » Seattle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: Linda
Broadway Street corner with East Pike Street

2) Broadway Street corner with East Pike Street

501 East Pike Street, Dunn Motors

3) 501 East Pike Street, Dunn Motors

Summit Avenue corner with East Pike Street

4) Summit Avenue corner with East Pike Street

Bellevue Avenue, The Northwest School

5) Bellevue Avenue, The Northwest School

Melrose Avenue corner with East Pike Street

7) Melrose Avenue corner with East Pike Street

East Pine Street corner with Bellevue Avenue

8) East Pine Street corner with Bellevue Avenue

Harvard Avenue corner with East Pine Street, Egyptian Theatre

9) Harvard Avenue corner with East Pine Street, Egyptian Theatre

1107 E Howell Street, German United Church of Christ

11) 1107 E Howell Street, German United Church of Christ

East Pike Street corner with 11th Avenue

14) East Pike Street corner with 11th Avenue

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