South Lake Union is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the lake and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Book your hotel or holiday apartment now and use South Lake Union as your home base for exploring the sights in and around Seattle.
Sightseeing around South Lake Union
The local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Stroll the halls at Museum of History and Industry, Experience Music Project Museum, or Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. You can check out the local talent at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Paramount Theatre, and Teatro ZinZanni. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Seattle Center, Space Needle, and International Fountain. Center for Wooden Boats, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Market Theater Gum Wall will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Denny Park, Cal Anderson Park, or Volunteer Park Conservatory. With a shopping trip to Pacific Place, Westlake Center, or Pike Place Market, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Key Arena, Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66, and Fremont Brewing.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Seattle Great Wheel, Columbia Center, and CenturyLink Field. You can also stop by Seattle Children's Museum, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Intiman Theater.
Getting around South Lake Union
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Lake Union Park Station, Terry Av- Mercer St Station, or Westlake Mercer St Station.
The closest major airport is Kenmore, WA (KEH-Kenmore Air Harbor), located 9.9 miles (15.9 km) from South Lake Union. Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.) is the next closest airport, 12.6 miles (20.3 km) away.