Capitol Hill is known for being walkable and family-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the lake and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Capitol Hill's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Seattle area.
Sightseeing around Capitol Hill
The theaters and many other highlights await you. You can attend a show at Neumos, Seattle Paramount Theatre, and 5th Avenue Theater. Attractions like Seattle Asian Art Museum, Museum of History and Industry, and Frye Art Museum highlight the local culture. Volunteer Park Water Tower, Lake View Cemetery - Bruce Lee's Grave, and Chapel of Saint Ignatius are some of the notable landmarks. Hours of family fun are waiting at Center for Wooden Boats, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Market Theater Gum Wall.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and attending sporting events. Why not cheer with the crowd at Husky Stadium, Key Arena, or CenturyLink Field? You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Volunteer Park Conservatory, Volunteer Park, and Cal Anderson Park. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Pacific Place, Westlake Center, and Pike Place Market. Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, Fremont Brewing, or University Village will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as Space Needle, Seattle Center, and Experience Music Project Museum. Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Japanese Garden, and Seattle University are other must-sees.
Getting around Capitol Hill
The closest major airport is Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor), located 9.5 miles (15.3 km) from Capitol Hill. The next closest airport is Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), located 12.7 miles (20.4 km) away.