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"" Seattle Things to Do Tip by gkitzmil

Seattle Things to Do: 956 reviews and 1,719 photos


<font color=blue>Seattle is a city of water and hills surrounded by mountains (you're lucky if you can see the mountains). Yet it is ALSO a </font><font color = red> city of neighborhoods.</font>
Areas to see in Seattle:

<font color=blue>Pioneer Square</font> -- the original Seattle with Art Galleries and a few bars all in very beautiful older buildings. DON'T MISS the gallery in the gift shop at the Underground Seattle Tour. I did not take the tour, though I'm told it is great, but just reading all of the pictures gave me a great feeling for the history.

<font color=blue>International District </font> -- basically Seattle's China Town. Not as big as that in San Francisco and it really is a pleasant 30 minute stroll. DON'T MISS the Wing Luke Museum if you like history. This museum focuses on the history of Asian development in the area. If you've forgotten or did not even know about Asian interment during the World War II this will explain it well.

<font color=blue>Pike Place Market (photo at left)</font> -- see my first photo - known for flying fish because the most famous vendor has their people through the fish to the stand upon a purchase. Basically this is a tourist market with many stands.

<font color=blue>Seattle Center </font> -- the tourist place in Seattle. If you want to visit the Space Needle or Experience Music Project ( a bit expensive, I thought) as well as other tourist attraction at the hub of what was once a World's Fair this is the place. Take the Monorail from downtown!

<font color=blue>Queen Anne </font> -- a lovely neighborhood and a great view of Seattle from a small park. QA has some nice shops and cute houses.

<font color=blue>Chapel Hill </font> -- a neighborhood with a long string of shops on Broadway. Bookstores, restaurants, a Dick's Drive-In throw back to 1050's hamburgers, and more! Also reportedly the center of gay pride in Seattle.

<font color=blue>University District </font> -- 45th and 'the Ave' or University Way. Everything a college student wants! Bars, books, pizza, beer, eclectic shops, homeless beggars (well, maybe we don't want that but there they are.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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