Within walking distance of downtown, we invite you to explore our “pedestrian friendly” neighborhood. Some nearby attractions include:
The Frye Art Museum
This art museum in the First Hill neighborhood features artwork ranging from the nineteenth century to present day. The focal point of the museum is the collection of paintings and sculptures started by the Frye family dating back to the 1800s. In addition, various exhibitions are displayed at the Frye Museum year round.
Saint James Cathedral
Saint James Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral with J. Peter Sartain as the archbishop. This awe-inspiring cathedral hosts weekly Sunday mass open to the public. In 1984 the Saint James Cathedral was declared a landmark by the Seattle city council.
The Fifth Avenue Theater
The Fifth Avenue Theater features musical theater productions throughout the year. The company operates primarily as a venue that tours Broadway shows, however, 16 original productions started on The Fifth Avenue stage including, Disney’s Aladdin, First Date, Scandalous, and Shrek.
Washington State Convention Center
The Washington State Convention Center is a premier event and meeting space in the Seattle area. The convention center hosts a variety of events year round ranging from board meetings to expos. The venue can host 10,000 guests at capacity.
The Paramount Theater is managed by Seattle Theatre Group and works to bring cultural and inspiring works to the public. The Paramount is a diverse performing arts venue featuring a range of events including Broadway theatre, concerts, and dance. The building is an official Seattle landmark.
Seattle National Register of Historic Places
All of Seattle’s landmarks come together to form the history of the city. Tourists can use an itinerary of all 37 landmarks as a guide through Seattle’s history. The unique story that transformed the city to present day is brought to life by the Seattle National Register of Historic Places.
This four story glass building houses over 35 specialty retailers that offer a unique and urban shopping experience. Westlake Center is home to retailers including Zara, Fireworks, Made in Washington and Lush.
Pacific Place boasts the best shopping in Seattle. With high quality retailers ranging from J Crew to Michael Kors this is the perfect shopping destination. The building offers shops, restaurants and entertainment at the AMC 11 Pacific Place Theater.
Monorail, Seattle Center & Space Needle
The Seattle Center Monorail runs every 10 minutes between Downtown Seattle and Seattle Center. The monorail offers a quick and painless trip from one station to the next.
This 74 acre park acts as a venue for arts and entertainment throughout the year. The park was built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and is best known for the iconic Space Needle featured at its core.
The Space Needle was built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair with futuristic 21st century architecture that was, for a time, the tallest building West of the Mississippi River. Though it is no longer the tallest building in the West, the Space Needle is a city landmark including an observation deck and the SkyCity Restaurant which are open to visitors.
First Hill Neighborhood Bus Routes
There are several bus routes that run through the First Hill Neighborhood: 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 27, 60, 64, 84, 193, 303, 309, 630 and 984. For destinations and times please visit the King County website listed.
The Seattle Waterfront and Pikes Place Market
Visitors can enjoy Pacific Northwest seafood as they enjoy panoramic views of Elliot Bay and Puget Sound. The Seattle Waterfront is home to retailers, restaurants, The Seattle Aquarium and The Big Wheel.
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is a Seattle landmark known for flying fish, beautiful floral arrangements, fresh fruit and produce, local crafts and the Gum Wall. The market attracts over 10 million visitors each year. There are over 200 independent businesses that come together every day to create a truly unique experience.
The International District
Dine and shop in a fun and vibrant environment that brings to life the cultural traditions of many nations. The Chinatown-International District is home to many cultures, primarily groups of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese descent.
Stadiums & Event Center
Home to the Seattle Mariners, Safeco Field is considered the perfect setting for a baseball game. Fans have ideal views of the field from all angles. As the sun sets over Puget Sound fans enjoy a view of the Seattle skyline as they cheer on their favorite team.
CenturyLink Field & Event Center
This multipurpose stadium hosts concerts, sporting events and large trade shows. CenturyLink Field is also home to the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders. The stadium can seat up to 67,000 people resulting in a notoriously loud crowd as they cheer on their favorite team.