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

Walking Tours in Seattle, Washington

Create Your Own Walk in Seattle

Create Your Own Walk in Seattle

Creating your own self-guided walk in Seattle is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Religious Buildings Tour

Historical Religious Buildings Tour

Seattle's religious buildings play a very important role in the city's social life. Besides their religious functions, the buildings are an important part of the city's architectural and artistic heritage. This walking tour will lead you to some of the most beautiful religious buildings in Seattle.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Seattle Center Walking Tour

Seattle Center Walking Tour

Just north of Downtown you will find the ever-popular Seattle Center – a 74-acre (30-hectare) park and arts and entertainment center. Developed for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition (World's Fair), it contains many Seattle landmarks, including the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center, the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, and the highly interactive Museum of Pop Culture. It is also the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Seattle Architecture Walking Tour

Seattle Architecture Walking Tour

Downtown Seattle has many features typical of American cities – towering skyscrapers abuzz with commerce, upscale shopping and dining, splendid theaters – but is also unexpectedly pleasant with hills, outdoor sculptures, and peek-a-boo views of Elliot Bay's sparkling water.

Follow this self-guided walk for a rundown of Seattle's most striking downtown buildings – starting with...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Fremont Neighborhood Walking Tour

Fremont Neighborhood Walking Tour

At the height of its counterculture days, Fremont renamed itself 'The People's Republic of Fremont' and later gave itself the moniker 'Center of the Universe'. As if to prove the point, there's a signpost showing the distances from Fremont to far-flung places around the globe.

The famous neighborhood is home to some of Seattle's most beloved and controversial...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Seattle Introduction Walking Tour

Seattle Introduction Walking Tour

Seattle's pleasant central area has hills, refined architecture, lapping waves, and a Great Wheel next to the Aquarium along the waterfront. It also has one of the oldest, one-of-a kind, public markets in the U.S., with small stalls selling gorgeous flower arrangements and a staggering assortment of the freshest fruit, vegetables, fish, and meats. Take this walking tour to explore the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Pioneer Square District Walking Tour

Pioneer Square District Walking Tour

Known as the district where Seattle was founded in the mid-19th century, Pioneer Square went through periods of boom and near-bust until a period of preservation managed to save and transform the area. Today, it is pretty much the most historic part of Seattle with some structures of note, including the Pioneer Building near Occidental Park, the Smith Tower, a Victorian-style wrought-iron pergola...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles

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