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South Lake Union

A rapidly evolving waterside neighborhood and home to e-commerce giant Amazon, South Lake Union is known for the latest in both technology and culture. The lake itself lends a nautical flavor to the area, while a bevy of shops, bars, and restaurants make this a busy destination for locals and visitors alike.

Eat

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Variety is the name of the game when it comes to dining in South Lake Union. Portage Bay Cafe offers sustainable food for brunch and lunch, such as Dungeness crab cake benedicts and vegan banana pancakes. Stop by Re:public Restaurant & Bar for traditional Northwest fare, as well as exotic dishes like wild boar bolognese. For seafood lovers, The 100-Pound Clam does such waterfront-friendly fare as salmon BLTs, cornmeal-crusted rockfish, and steamed clams. And Southwest fave Cactus welcomes all, with choices ranging from braised brisket tacos to made-from-scratch margaritas.

Shop

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Find a vibrant mix of treasures, from vintage Swiss Army blankets to traditional wooden toys, at Eurostyle Your Life. Celebrities like Jennifer Garner have praised the elegant home fragrances crafted by Anthousa, which opened its flagship store in South Lake Union a few years ago.

Play

Lake Union Park Photo: Stuart Mullenberg

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) displays hundreds of historic artifacts from Puget Sound to delve into the city’s maritime history and entrepreneurial spirit. At the nearby Historic Ships Wharf, find four classic seagoing vessels, including Arthur Foss, a tugboat that served in World War II and starred in the 1933 film Tugboat Annie. For those looking to unwind after a long day spent exploring, traditional German pub Feierabend supplies imported beer and a jovial atmosphere.

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Waterways Cruises & Events

Waterways Cruises & Events

  • Address 2441 N Northlake Way, Seattle WA 98103
  • Neighborhood South Lake Union
  • Phone (206) 223-2060
  • Website waterwayscruises.com
The Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats

  • Address 1010 Valley St, Seattle WA 98109
  • Neighborhood South Lake Union
  • Phone (206) 382-2628
  • Website cwb.org
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)

  • Address 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle WA 98109
  • Neighborhood South Lake Union
  • Phone (206) 324-1126
  • Website mohai.org

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