January 1, 1970
The downtown area of Seattle encompasses Pioneer Square ( where old Seattle was born) and part of Chinatown-International District to the South just shy of the Century Link Field ( home of the Seahawks) and stretches north towards the Space Needle to Denny Way. The waterfront area as well as Pike Place Market are also part of it.
1) Most people will head to Pike Place Market to take in the longest running fresh food market in the country and get flower bouquets that are beautiful to behold and very reasonably priced. More on the Market on a later post.
3) Pioneer Square has the Beneath the Streets and Seattle Underground tours as well as many galleries, the 1st Thursday of the month is the gallery walk. The Klondike Museum is the smallest National Park!, it tells us about the important part Seattle played in the Alaskan Gold Rush.
4) Smith Tower- at one time the tallest building west of the Mississippi has been refurbished and is ready to welcome visitors once again.
5) Seattle Public Library- a very modern building that stands out among some of Seattle’s oldest architecture.
6) Paramount Theater: A free tour of the theater is offered the 1st Saturday of the month.
8) Columbia Center Skyview observatory, the tallest building in Seattle and the State of Washington. Sometimes referred to the box the Space Needle came in! Couldn’t have since the Space needle was here 1st.
9) Seattle Pinball Museum
Something new, you can play the machines.
10) Wing Luke Museum
Do you know Bruce?
11) King Street Station
A beautifully renovated train station.
A trip to downtown would not be complete without some shopping. The Nordstrom flagship store as well as Macy’s anchor the shopping area.
Pacific Place mall and Westlake mall have national chain stores as well as many local ones.
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