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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.
University of Washington
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

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

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 634-2000
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158 rooms, $$-$$$. Hip, vibrant, boutique hotel with designer rooms and panoramic views. Complimentary wireless Internet, fitness center. HA TDD

University Inn
4140 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 632-5055
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102 rooms, $$. 100% smoke free. Three blocks from University of Washington. Complimentary breakfast bar. Free local shuttle, free wireless Internet access, free parking. Seasonal pool. Pets ok. HA TDD

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!

Travelodge Seattle University
4725 25th Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 525-4612
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74 rooms and apartments, $-$$. Blocks from University of Washington, Husky Stadium and Children’s Hospital. Across from University Village Mall. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.

Play in University District

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 616-9625
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Henry Art Gallery is a museum of contemporary art and ideas, featuring groundbreaking exhibitions by local and emerging international artists.

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.

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 98195-1150
Phone: 206 685-0995

The UW World Series’ mission is to present diverse and dynamic live performances and educational experiences that fuel artistic discovery, life-long learning, and cultural exchange. The UW World Series is integral to the University of Washington’s commitment to the local and global communities in which it exists.

Wing-It Productions
5510 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 352-8291
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The home of Jet City Improv. Award winning, funny, fast-paced improv shows. Showtimes at 8pm and 10:30pm Fri and Sat.

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Quick Info

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