Downtown Seattle is known for being walkable and business-friendly with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. A stay at one of Downtown Seattle's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Seattle area.
Sightseeing around Downtown Seattle
The local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Study the collections at Pacific Science Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass, or Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. You can buy tickets to live performances at Seattle Children's Theatre, Showbox at the Market, and Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Notable landmarks include Space Needle, Original Starbucks, and Seattle Center. Seattle Aquarium, Market Theater Gum Wall, and Pacific Northwest Ballet will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Popular activities in the area include shopping and attending sporting events. Denny Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Myrtle Edwards Park are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. For retail therapy, consider Westlake Center, Pike Place Market, and Pacific Place, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, Key Arena, and Cal Anderson Park.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Experience Music Project Museum, Seattle Great Wheel, and Columbia Center. You can also visit Seattle Children's Museum, International Fountain, and Seattle Paramount Theatre.
Getting around Downtown Seattle
If you want to get around the city, Westlake 7th St Station is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Westlake Denny Wy Station and Westlake Ave Hub Station.
The Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor) airport is 10.7 miles (17.2 km) from Downtown Seattle. Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) is the next closest airport, 12.1 miles (19.4 km) away.