Where natural wonders meet a world-class urban center

There aren’t many other cities in America with spotless views of mountains and waterways from the heart of downtown, but Seattle delivers on both natural wonders and world-class attractions all in one spot. Head into downtown, where everything from mega shopping centers and office buildings to iconic Pike Place Market and historic theaters, to get a taste of Seattle.

Eat

Pike Place Market, the mother of all farmers markets, is one of the best ways to snack your way through a visit. Save room for the delectable French pastries at Le Panier, a bowl of award-winning clam chowder from Pike Place Chowder, or a savory beef-and-cheese bun from Piroshky Piroshky. Don’t forget a graze through the myriad samples from vendors as you wander through the stalls. For a late-night affair, the Pink Door does romantic Italian with a side of live entertainment—think burlesque and trapeze—and Elliott Bay views. Outside of the market, there’s steakhouse stalwart Metropolitan Grill, wine-inspired French establishment RN74, and seafood-focused McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, with a stellar happy hour starring plates as low as $3 and beers for $4.50.

Shop

Along with food from every corner of the world, Pike Place Market is also filled with a plethora of independent and specialty shops, where you can find locally made goods. Stop by the artisan tables on the north end to see a constantly changing rotation of sellers, who sell handcrafted ceramic mugs, unique art, and even cat toys. Get inspired at whimsical home-goods retailer Watson Kennedy, and travel the world among the treasures in Metsker Maps. Further east is the hub of retail for practically every budget, from stylish-but-affordable H&M and American classic J.Crew to outdoor outfitter Columbia Sportswear or designer-chic AllSaints. And don’t skip fashion powerhouse Butch Blum, bursting with all the European designers of your dreams.

Play

Discover the riches of the region and beyond inside the flawless Seattle Art Museum, home to a unique blend of mediums, genres, and time periods. Take a free tour of The Paramount Theatre the first Saturday of every month, or snap up tickets for one of the dazzling musicals or concerts scheduled in the grand venue. The historic theater’s lineup includes Broadway plays such as Wicked (July 8–August 2), as well as indie music acts like Sufjan Stevens (June 10–11). Want a whirlwind tour of the city? Hop aboard a Ride the Ducks bus-boat to take a quack-filled drive through downtown culminating with a splashdown in Lake Union.

Downtown Seattle Partners

The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant

  • Address 1415 Fifth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 624-9977
  • Website elephantcastle.com

Simple Life

  • Address 201 Pine St, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 628-7077
  • Website simplelifeblog.com

Westland Distillery

  • Address 2931 First Ave S, Seattle WA 98134
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 767-7250
  • Website westlanddistillery.com

Mario’s

  • Address 1513 Sixth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 223-1461
  • Website marios.com

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Downtown Seattle Restaurants

Stay Alfred

  • Address PO Box 2722, Spokane WA 99220
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (866) 232-3864
  • Website stayalfred.com

Where to Eat Guide & Associates

  • Address PO Box 6224, Bend OR 97708
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (877) 503-1266
  • Website theEatGuide.com

Toss’d Custom Salads

  • Address 1420 Fifth Ave , Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 682-6700

The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant

  • Address 1415 Fifth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 624-9977
  • Website elephantcastle.com

Downtown Seattle Lodging

Inn at the Market

  • Address 86 Pine St, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 443-3600
  • Website innatthemarket.com
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La Quinta Inn and Suites

  • Address 2224 Eighth Ave, Seattle WA 98121
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 624-6820
  • Website lq.com
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Green Tortoise by the Market

  • Address 105 Pike St, Seattle WA 98101
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 340-1222
  • Website greentortoise.net
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Hotel 1000

  • Address 1000 First Ave, Seattle WA 98104
  • Neighborhood Downtown Seattle
  • Phone (206) 957-1000
  • Website Hotel1000Seattle.com
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