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University District

Surrounding the University of Washington, the University District is an eclectic mix of urban shopping areas; historic homes and architecture; and great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and theaters. The “U District” has a youthful and relaxed feel with lots of dining and shopping deals to take advantage of.
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Much of the charm of the U District can be found in simply strolling the neighborhood. The University of Washington’s gorgeous grounds include historic buildings, gardens, sprawling green spaces and, in spring, blossoming cherry trees.  “The Ave,” (University Way) is a popular gathering place, with lots of indie eateries and funky shops. And on 17th Avenue N.E., a tree-lined lane known as Greek Row, passersby can admire the stately mansions that house UW’s fraternities and sororities.
Attractions include the stellar collections at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum of Natural and Cultural History. There are also acclaimed dance, theater and music performances at Meany Hall.
Those looking for outdoor pursuits will feel right at home among the students who can often be found kayaking on Lake Union or Portage Bay, biking the Burke-Gilman trail or catching a football game at Husky Stadium, known for its unique tailgating parties (some tailgaters arrive by yacht rather than by car).

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Stay in University District

University Motel Suites
4731 12th Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 522-4724
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21 suites, $. Located in the heart of the University District. Spacious suites with separate bedroom, living room and full kitchen. University of Washington, attractions, shopping and fine dining easily accessible.

Chambered Nautilus Bed & Breakfast Inn
5005 22nd Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 522-2536
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10 rooms, $$-$$$. Elegance by the University of Washington, walk to campus, minutes from downtown. Spacious, quiet, comfortable. Fireplaces, porches, private baths, computer, wireless HSIA, amazing breakfasts!

College Inn Guest House
4000 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 633-4441
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27 rooms, $. Private, clean, comfortable rooms for budget minded travelers. Continental breakfast included. Separate men's and women's bathrooms/showers on each floor. Restaurant and pub on-site.

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 826-4242
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100 rooms, $$-$$$. Upscale hotel located near University of Washington. Free HSIA, complimentary hot breakfast bar, bicycles, exercise room. Free local shuttle and parking. No pets. HA TDD

Silver Cloud Inn - University District
5036 25th Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 526-5200
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179 rooms, $$. Free parking. Indoor swimming pool, fitness facility, complimentary continental breakfast, guest laundry room, valet service, free local phone calls. HA TDD

Play in University District

University of Washington Husky Stadium
3910 Montlake Blvd Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 685-3290

"The Greatest Setting in College Football" is newly-renovated and features several spaces offering unique opportunities for all types of corporate events and special occasions.

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
860 Terry Ave N Seattle WA 98109
Phone: 206 324-1126 x 133
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Learn about the rich history and culture of the Puget Sound region at Seattle’s premier regional history museum. State-of-the-art exhibits, family activities, hands-on interactives. Open daily 10am-5pm and until 8pm every Thu.

University Village
2623 NE University Village, Ste 7 Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 523-0622
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Over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Crate and Barrel, J. Crew, H&M, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie. HA

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
17th Ave NE and NE 45th St Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 543-5590
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Dinosaurs, fossils and fabulous Native American art. Family events and much more. Museum cafe. Daily 10am-5pm. First Thu until 8pm.

UW World Series
UW Campus Box 351150 Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 685-0995

Extraordinary performances from around the globe. The world's top artists in modern dance, world music,classical piano and chamber music perform in the acoustically superb Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus.

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Quick Info

Bus routes 71-73 service the University District from downtown.