Catch the Sunset Supper at the Market

The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market. We’re excited to share the news that the much-loved and highly anticipated Sunset Supper returns to Pike Place Market on Friday, August 20, 2021. The outdoor event along Seattle’s waterfront is presented by the Pike Place Market Foundation and will celebrate not only the 25th anniversary, but also the Market’s first in-person event of its kind to return to Seattle this summer. A limited number of tickets are now available, get yours here.

 

 

“Bringing Sunset Supper back to Pike Place Market marks a time of hope for our community while we move forward from the hardships the past year brought us.” said Patricia Gray, community relations manager of Pike Place Market Foundation. “After postponing the event last summer, we’re looking forward to safely gathering with our community once again to not only enjoy delicious food and drinks from some of Seattle’s favorite restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries, but to raise funds to continue supporting the people of Pike Place Market through the aftermath of COVID-19.”

 

The 2021 Sunset Supper will have reduced capacity with ample space and tables for all guests. Guests will dine al fresco in the heart of Pike Place Market and enjoy a curated supper made by famous chefs from Pike Place Market and across the region. The dinner menu is complimented with a wide variety of Washington state wineries, distilleries and breweries that will line the iconic cobbled streets of the Market to serve tasty sips and desserts for an al fresco dining experience to remember.

 

Below are a few vendors to get your tastebuds tempted. New vendors are signing up for the event every day, check back often.

 

Savory: Art Marble 21, Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market, Baker’s Seattle, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Ben Paris, Bonnie B’s, Café Campagne, COMMUNION, Conversation at Thompson SeattleGoPoke, The Hart and The Hunter, Hempler’s, Herban Farm NW, Hitchcock Restaurant GroupHonest Biscuits, Kells Irish Restaurant & Bar, Le Coin, MarketSpice, Paseo, Pasta CasalingaPike Place Chowder, Pike Place Fish Market, Pike’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Seatown Seabar, That Brown Girl Cooks!, TRACE Market, Truffle Queen Gourmet Food & Wine, Uli’s Famous Sausage

 

Sweet:

Chukar Cherries, The Confectional, Ellenos Greek Yogurt, Gelatiamo, indi Chocolate, SELEUSS Chocolates, Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream, Theo Chocolate

 

Brews & Beverage:

Can Can Culinary Cabaret, Copperworks Distilling Company, DRY, Elysian Brewing Company, Fair Isle Brewing, Fast Penny Spirits, Ghost Alley Espresso, Highside Distilling, JarrBarr, Lowercase Brewing, The Nest at Thompson Hotel, Old Stove Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Company, Republic of Cider, rōJō Juice, Schilling Cider & Street Bean Coffee, Seattle Kombucha Company, Temple Distilling, VIDO Vodka by Goose Ridge, Wild Roots Spirits

 

Wine:

Abacela, Abiqua Wind Vineyard, Armstrong Family Winery, Bodega Garzon, Dahlman Cellars, Elevation CellarsFoundry Vineyards, Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, House of Smith, J Bell Cellars, L’Ecole No 41, Mercer Wine Estates, Montinore Estate Winery, Reininger Winery, Rocky Pond Estate Winery, Sin Banderas Wine, Tertulia Cellars, Tinte Cellars, Treveri Cellars, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Wilridge Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, The Woodhouse Wine Estates

 

Paired with a delicious dining experience the celebratory return includes live music from local artists throughout the evening. The event also includes a golden raffle and prize wheel for guests to try their chance at bringing home gifts.

 

Join us at Pike Place Market in support of these incredible small businesses and restaurants at Seattle’s iconic food destination just a short distance from home at The Emerald. For more information about the Pike Place Market Foundation and to review the vaccination policy, visit the website.

 

Image Credit: @pikeplacemarketfoundation

Seattle Culture Makes A Comeback

Seattle is open and culture is making a big comeback. Add a dose of the arts to your Seattle afternoon by visiting one of three distinct SAM locations. SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. Be sure to catch an upcoming First Free Thursday and plan a date night to dine out nearby! The Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Asian Art Museum are open at limited capacity, Fridays through Sundays, 10 am–5 pm, and the outdoor spaces at nearby Olympic Sculpture Park along the Seattle waterfront are also open to the public dawn to dusk.

 

 

Seattle Art Museum. 1300 First Ave, 0.3 miles from The Emerald.

Located downtown, one block from Pike Place Market, global art collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world bridge cultures and centuries. First Thursdays of every month are free to all and First Fridays for seniors.

 

SAM has a wide range of art from ancient to modern with everything in between. Their current Impressionist exhibit was very well done and showcased some of the lesser known works and artists. I always appreciate the section devoted to native art in the Pacific Northwest.” – William M.

 

Upgrade your experience and add the Special Exhibition option to view the Monet at Étretat. Monet at Étretat will be on display from July 1 – October 17, 2021. Meet Monet at a pivotal moment in his pursuit of impressions in Monet at Étretat. This focused exhibition places SAM’s Monet painting, Fishing Boats at Étretat, within the larger landscape of this important painter’s artistic development.

 

Tickets will be released on a rolling basis every Thursday. Everyone must get tickets online in advance of their visit. General Admission tickets get you into the museum and include access to the collection galleries and Barbara Earl Thomas: The Geography of Innocence. The SAM Shop & Gallery will require a museum ticket for entry. Online orders and curbside pickup will continue to be available to the public. Start your adventure by entering at First and Union.

 

Olympic Sculpture Park. 2901 Western Avenue, 0.8 miles from The Emerald.

Covered in monumental artworks, this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and is just one mile north of the Seattle Art Museum. Olympic Sculpture Park, open daily 30 minutes prior to sunrise and closing 30 minutes after sunset, offers monumental contemporary sculptures and breathtaking views of t​he Space Needle, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound. Stroll along a 2,200-foot path that zigzags from the pavilion to the water’s edge to tour the park and its surroundings.​

 

This beautifully constructed park is worth visiting just for the grounds, let alone the artwork. Perhaps the most prominent sculpture is Alexander Calder’s “The Eagle,” not just because it’s a super-sized form with distinctively Calderian sail and wing shapes, but also for its international orange color which matches other prominent Calder works like “Flamingo” in Chicago. Another notable work is Jaume Plensa’s “Echo,” which alternately feels like a three-dimensional or two-dimensional work, depending on which angle you use to look at the face. It evokes, or foreshadows, “Paula,” “Rui Rui,” and “Laura Asia,” three smaller head-shaped works outside the Encore Boston Harbor casino.” – Vincent L.

 

Follow an audio tour of the Olympic Sculpture Park the next time you find yourself strolling along Seattle’s waterfront. The Changing Sky: Tour Seattle Cloud Cover or Tangible Space: Tour of Wake are ready and waiting.

 

Asian Art Museum. 1400 East Prospect Street, 2.1 miles from The Emerald.

The newly renovated and expanded museum is welcoming visitors once more, breaking boundaries to offer a thematic exploration of art from the world’s largest continent (rather than a geographic or chronological one). The restoration of the historic Art Deco building, expanded gallery and education spaces, and a new park lobby that connects the museum to the surrounding Volunteer Park are just some of the ways the museum has been transformed and preserved as a cultural and community resource for future generations.

 

You will no longer find galleries labeled China, Japan, or India. Instead, vibrant artworks from Vietnam to Iran, and everywhere in between, come together to tell stories of human experiences across time and place. From themes of worship and celebration to clothing and identity, nature and power to birth and death, the new collection installation reveals the complexity and diversity of Asia—a place of distinct cultures, histories, and belief systems that help shape our world today.

 

The Seattle Asian Art Museum is housed in a art-deco building that’s almost worth coming to visit simply on its exterior merits; if you actually enter the museum then you’ve completely amortized the time investment.” Clarice O.

 

To enter, follow marked entrance and exit signs at front doors to maintain one-way visitor traffic and physical distancing. Reserve your timed tickets today and revisit the original home in Volunteer Park. The last Friday of every month the Asian Art Museum is free for all and Free First Fridays are reserved for seniors.

Reimagine Waterfront Seattle, Explore Overlook Walk

Like a jewel in the downtown skyline, The Emerald represents a unique opportunity to own a coveted piece of Seattle. Steps from iconic Pike Place Market and the reimagined waterfront, the striking faceted-glass tower houses a collection of 262 signature residences offering captivating unobstructed views, expansive amenity spaces and five-star hospitality.

 

So what’s the latest on Waterfront Seattle? The City of Seattle commenced rebuilding Seattle’s central waterfront in 2019. Now that the Alaskan Way Viaduct removal is complete, the City is constructing a park promenade along the water, building a new surface street along Alaskan Way, rebuilding Pier 58 and Pier 62, constructing an elevated connection from Pike Place Market to the waterfront, and improving east-west connections between downtown and Elliott Bay.

 

 

Overlook Walk is at the center of improvements from Pier 62 up to Pike Place Market and east along to Seattle’s urban core, including Pike and Pine streets. Overlook Walk recently reached final design which will create an elevated public park and connection between the waterfront to Seattle’s urban core! Future residents of The Emerald will enjoy walks on the elevated pathway from Pike Place Market to the waterfront and expansive views of Elliott Bay, informal play areas, new public plazas and landscaping. Overlook Walk will also be integrated with Seattle Aquarium’s proposed Ocean Pavilion expansion. View the video to learn more about the design.

 

 

  • —  Public access to the waterfront with gradual slopes and a new elevator
  • —  An elevated panorama of Elliott Bay, the Olympics & Mount Rainier
  • —  Protected areas with food and beverage and seating
  • —  Slides and other play elements for families
  • —  Terraced landscaping with native plants

 

Pier 58, currently known as Waterfront Park, will be redesigned to create a public park and improve access, safety and flexibility to the pier, while offering expansive views of Elliott Bay. The new pier park is designed especially with families and young children in mind, with a new public plaza, a new children’s playground and a large lawn and trees to provide shade. The pier is also designed to improve the salmon habitat and migration corridor, supporting the sustainability features of the seawall. The future Waterfront Park will span 20 acres along Seattle’s downtown shoreline. A constellation of lush, open public spaces linked together by a pedestrian-oriented promenade, Waterfront Park welcomes and encourages the public to come together. Explore the Waterfront Park in virtual reality.

 

The first piece of Waterfront Park, Pier 62 – Seattle’s most scenic new cultural destination, is now open just a short walk from The Emerald. Since opening in September 2020, this space has hosted more than 82,000 visitors, public art murals, and exhibitions from the Future Forward: Artist In Residence. The pier has provided a fresh new space for city dwellers and tourists alike to stroll, grab a seat, and enjoy the views between City and Sound. It’s Seattle like you’ve never seen it. And it’s yours to explore by foot when you live at The Emerald.

 

Construction will continue on the rest of Waterfront Park with completion in 2024. For more details on Waterfront Park’s project delivery and construction information, visit waterfrontseattle.org.

 

Credit: Artist Renders from Seattle Design Commission, Friends of Waterfront Seattle

How Far is Mt. Rainier from Seattle?

How far is Mt. Rainier from Seattle and what should you take with you? Mt. Rainier is 61.4 miles away from Seattle, which takes roughly 2 hours, with no traffic. Though it may take a little bit of time to get all the way over to this famous national park, it’s well worth the time. With gorgeous mountain views and miles of trails, rivers and climbing terrain, there’s no shortage of things to do or vistas to see.

 

We want to help you get the most out of your trip to Mt. Rainier, so we’re going to cover some details about what you should be sure to bring when you head out to camp at this gorgeous national park.

 

 

The Best Tents for Camping
Bringing a tent on your camping trip is pretty much a given, but there are so many options it can be difficult to find what will be the most comfortable. Because sleep is so very important after long hiking days, you want to be sure that you have the space, air flow and coverage that you need for a restful evening. These needs, however, can change according to the people you bring with you and the season you’re visiting.

 

Determining Size
There’s no general standard for determining how many people can fit in a tent, so when you’re accommodating adults or want a little more elbow room, it’s often best to aim for a tent built for an extra person. This is especially true if you’ll be camping with children or a pet in the same tent.

 

What Seasonal Tents Mean
It can be easy to get distracted by the massive variety of tents available, whether they’re backpacking tents, dome tents, A-frame tents, tunnel tents or any other shape. What’s most important in terms of temperature and season, however, is the distinction between season use. Season 1 and 2 tents are made to be thin, lightweight, and are best used during the summer months. They won’t hold up especially well to rain, which may make them less than ideal for camping near the mountain.

 

Season 3 tents are the most versatile and are equipped to accommodate campers during the spring, summer and fall. Many of them feature rain flies and coverable vents so you can adjust the warmth of the tent according to the weather.

 

Although they’re called season 4 tents, these types of tents are best used during the winter months and feature more heavy duty materials to keep campers warm. Outside of these, season 5 tents are designed for professional mountaineers and explorers who deal with high altitudes and very cold weather.

 

There’s no single best kind of tent for everyone, but once you have a sense of size and weather conditions you’ll be camping in, you can make a solid investment to keep you comfortable staying the night in the natural landscape around Mt. Rainier.

 

What to Take for Outdoor Cooking
Much like a tent, it’s not a question of whether or not you’ll bring food and equipment during your stay, but a question of what you should bring. It’s easy to overcrowd your car with unimportant items, only to realize you’re missing something important the moment you need it. Every park has its own limitations regarding how to manage cooking fires, how to store your food and how to dispose of trash, so keep these common tips in mind when making your campsite cooking checklist.

 

Proper Food Storage and Disposal
The easiest way to avoid an overflowing campground receptacle is to prepare for trash disposal ahead of time. Food scraps can easily attract animals, so be prepared to stash away food and critter-attracting garbage in odor-proof bags, bear bags and bear canisters. You should also always store your toothpaste in a bear box or canister. Lastly, take care with how water is disposed and use a separate container to clean cookware and dishware before disposing of the water away from a campsite.

 

Tools and Fuel for Food
You can skip cooking over a campfire completely with portable stovetops, but if you want an authentic campfire experience, the requirements for wood fires are important to follow. You can purchase firewood on your way to the campsite, but don’t bring anything that was cut 50 miles or more from the campground. This is because insects and dangerous plant diseases from distant locations can threaten the health of the surrounding foliage. It’s also prohibited to forage for potential firewood around the campsites, so keep this in mind when camping.

 

You’ll also need enough accommodating tools for your wilderness menu. While every camper’s needs will vary, these basics should cover most outdoor visits:
– Matches/Firestarters
– (Collapsible) Pots, pans and lids
– Cooking utensils (skewers, tongs, can openers)
– Bottle opener
– Cooking knives and cutting board
– (Collapsible) Mixing Bowls
– Eating utensils/Messkit
– Cups, plates and bowls
– Napkins/paper towels
– Insulated or reusable water bottles
– Flashlight/Lantern
– Coolers
– Bear canisters/odor-proof bags
– Camp sink/bucket
– Paper towels
– Cooking spices

 

Hiking Clothing
Last but not least, you’ll want to make sure you have proper clothing for the season you’ll be camping in. This is even more important for campers who stay longer than one day, as weather can change quickly and dramatically around the mountain. To stay comfortable, prepare for both warm and cold temperatures during the day and the evening. Having a jacket will be handy in case of rain, and a down jacket may become necessary for a cold spell during the evening.

 

The most important and easily underestimated pieces of clothing to consider are your shoes. During a full day of hiking, your feet and legs will experience a lot of stress that your everyday shoes don’t always handle well. To avoid blisters, uncomfortable sweating and sore feet, be sure to take along shoes that can handle the rougher trails and give you support for a full day on your feet.

 

Being close to nature is just one of many perks residents in Seattle enjoy. Hundreds of hiking opportunities are available to downtown Seattle residents, including a longer jaunt to the awe-inspiring Mt. Rainier. If you want to experience a luxury lifestyle with all the benefits of a nearby campground to rough it out, you can check out the outdoor-inspired design of The Emerald’s beautiful condos.

What’s Next? The Future of the Seattle Waterfront

 

Seattle’s new waterfront is taking shape and dramatically changing the city’s landscape. Get ready for an easy-to-navigate urban shoreline with recreational, entertainment and dining options galore – mere minutes from The Emerald‘s front door in the center of downtown Seattle and steps from the waterfront at Second and Stewart. Future residents at The Emerald will love easy walking access to all that Seattle’s waterfront offers.

 

Waterfront Park is Seattle’s future 20‑acre shoreline cultural destination. Eat, play, and relax at this vibrant public park, starting with Pier 62, minutes from The Emerald. This new park, part of the ongoing waterfront redevelopment, offers breathtaking views of the Olympic mountains, Seattle’s skyline and Mount Rainier – with plenty of space to social distance.

 

The Emerald’s future residents can enjoy a leisurely stroll to the end of Pier 62 and appreciate the new solar-powered LED lighting along the pier’s edge. “Pier 62 features a new floating dock, integrated lighting, and other design elements that open up this one‑acre site on Seattle’s central waterfront as a canvas for a range of year‑round public uses.”

 

Pier 62 Seattle floating dock. Image by Robert Wade.

 

The rebuilt Pier 62 was designed to be a flexible park space with views of Elliott Bay, the Olympics and the Seattle skyline. A floating dock provides direct access to the water and will include art by artist Stephen Vitiello. New grating along the seawall increases light to the nearshore salmon habitat below. The rebuilt pier also includes new handrails and embedded LED lighting.

 

The new Seattle waterfront will feature a two-way protected bike lane from S King Street to Pier 62. The bike path will have raised buffers on both sides to separate people biking from people walking and driving. People riding bikes on the existing Elliott Bay Trail near the Olympic Sculpture Park can join the waterfront bike path at Bell St, continuing down to join the existing Elliott Bay trail at S King St. Have you seen the new sidewalk in front of Pier 62? You can now walk the wider, flat trail from Ballard to West Seattle via the waterfront. View a waterfront map here and take a Virtual Waterfront Tour.

 

“For the first time, we will really connect Pioneer Square, the historic piers, Pike Place Market and the aquarium—they will all be basically part of one parks system,” says Marshall Foster, director of the city’s Office of the Waterfront. “That is something that doesn’t exist today, and it will thread those neighborhoods together,” making the waterfront a single, unified downtown district, rather than a series of disconnected destinations.

 

The park promenade will be the core of the new waterfront — providing a new linear park from Pioneer Square to the Seattle Aquarium and improving access to Colman Dock and all the activities on the waterfront. The promenade will join the Overlook Walk on the north end and the rebuilt Railroad Way on the south end, providing access to the historic Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square neighborhoods.

 

Bay Steps at Overlook Walk which will connect the waterfront and Pike Place Market.

Image: James Corner Field Operations, courtesy of the City of Seattle

 

The Overlook Walk will create an elevated public park and connection between the waterfront to Seattle’s urban core. People can walk on the elevated pathway from Pike Place Market to the waterfront without ever crossing the new Alaskan Way. Overlook Walk will have expansive views of Elliott Bay, informal play areas, new public plazas and landscaping.

 

Pier 58, currently known as Waterfront Park, will be redesigned to create a public park and improve access, safety and flexibility to the pier, while offering expansive views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

 

The aquarium is an epic new amenity. Along the central Seattle waterfront and just below the new Overlook Walkway, the Seattle Aquarium will be expanding, complete with a 350,000-gallon shark tank that will be visible to people walking through the plaza below.

 

“The Seattle Aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion will be that place to inspire a new generation of ocean conservationists through science, yes, but also through empathy, urgency and agency. The expanded aquarium campus will serve as a new education platform that aspires to engage the entire community — including the expected 20 million additional waterfront visitors per year — in conversation about what we value.” – Seattle Times

 

Waterfront Seattle will rebuild Alaskan Way from S King to Pike streets, and build a new street, known as Elliott Way, from Pike to Bell streets. The new surface street will span a total of 17 blocks from Pioneer Square to Belltown, with two lanes of traffic in either direction for the majority of the street.

 

The new seawall includes habitat enhancements to restore the salmon migration corridor and improve ecosystem productivity. All seawall features were designed to be integrated with other key Waterfront Seattle improvements, including the future park promenade, the rebuilt Pier 62 and Pier 58.

 

Between Colman Dock and Pier 48, a new habitat beach supports the waterfront ecosystem, including enhancing the salmon corridor by adding rocks and nearshore vegetation.

 

Envision Saturday strolls along the Seattle waterfront, taking in the views from the landscaped pedestrian promenade and enjoying Bluff Walk Slides, part of the Overlook Walk. Just one of the many reasons so many future residents will enjoy calling The Emerald and its premiere location, home.

 

Information gathered from Waterfront Seattle, Seattle Aquarium, Waterfront Park, Seattle Waterfront, and Seattle Magazine.

Where to Stay in Downtown Seattle

Many of the best hotels to try in Seattle are within the convenient, cultural hotspot of the city’s downtown area. The bustling Pike Place Market with its artisanal wares, famous celebrity restaurants and renowned art displays can all be found in Downtown Seattle. To make things even better, especially for travellers, the downtown area is extremely accessible with multiple avenues of public transport, such as the light rail and city buses.

To get the most out of your Seattle visit, we’ve compiled some of the best locations you can stay.

Pike Place Market
When you want to enjoy the Waterfront Park, the Seattle Art Museum or one of the piers, Pike Place Market is a great location to stay near. Many of the views overlook glittering Elliott Bay, and you’ll be able to walk or commute easily to Pike Place Market. The market itself is famous for being the longest running, open air farmer’s markets in the US and is absolutely worth exploring. With a large variety of unique products for sale, you can find specialty foods, fresh produce, collectibles, antiques and artistic work you won’t find in a store anywhere else.


Pike Place Market Seattle

Pioneer Square
The historic heart of Seattle, Pioneer Square is a cozy combination of old charm and new architecture. It has some of the city’s oldest buildings, including the Klondike Gold Rush Museum. A wealth of gold rush history is housed in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, which was once a critical stop for travellers heading to Alaska. Another experience worth noting is Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, a Seattle staple. This tour will take you on a strange but hilarious stroll through the history of Seattle as you walk through the entombed sidewalks and streets that were built before Seattle’s Great Fire of 1889.

There’s also no shortage of beautiful views: when you stay around Pioneer Square, you’ll be close to art walks so you can visit a wide variety of local art galleries. You can also find no shortage of shops, boutiques and parks to see all the vintage charm Pioneer Square has to offer visitors.

The Waterfront
The Waterfront area offers some beautiful views of Puget Sound and is currently being redeveloped. A brand new family friendly aquarium is headed to The Waterfront that will offer closer views of oceanic wildlife. You will easily be able to find fresh seafood or take one of many boat tours to see everything that Puget Sound has to offer. Staying around the area will keep you close to the beautifully lit piers while providing some of the best views of the bay. Ferries regularly come and go from the waterfront so you can easily get in a boat ride or travel across the bay while catching some views of marine life.

The University District – U District
Staying near the University District, or U District as the locals say, can get you an eclectic mix of historic charm, youthful culture and relaxed sight-seeing. Within U District, you can find U Village, offering different shops and stores to fit any need. There are also many local pubs and indie eateries frequented by students, and you can catch games at Husky Stadium. The tailgating parties in the U District are famous for their fun and quirky gatherings.

Like other areas of the city, you can also enjoy local art at the Henry Art Gallery or Burke Museum. As you might expect from any cultural university area, there are also plenty of concerts and performances to see at the local theaters.

Capitol Hill
This area is home to some of Seattle’s most iconic music venues and gardens. If you enjoy beautifully crafted spaces, you’ll love the Victorian styled conservatory at Volunteer Park, which features five display houses of different cacti, ferns, palms, bromeliads and more.

Another extremely instagrammable place for travellers is the Japanese garden at the center of Washington Park Arboretum. After a stroll through the beautiful parks, you can stop at the Seattle Asian Art Museum to view timeless pieces both ancient and modern. You may also decide to stroll the commercial corridors of Pike and Pine Streets. You will find great food, bars, nightlife and shopping all stomping grounds for local residents in Capitol Hill. You’ll also be in easy distance to The Crocodile, a popular showroom that’s seen the likes of Nirvana, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam perform.

Belltown
Once an industrial area, Belltown has transformed into an upscale venue with everything from high-end condos and fashion boutiques to vintage cinemas and arcades. Belltown is famous for its nightlife, featuring a variety of lively nightclubs. If you stay in the area and prefer something quieter, you’ll also find plenty of laid back lounges and dive bars within easy walking distance.

Many people enjoy the old charm of the cinemas for some family friendly night activities. If you want to enjoy some of the fantastic local favorites, stop in at Top Pot Doughnuts – A fantastic donut chain in Seattle featuring a two story location in Belltown. You can savor fresh and homemade old fashioned donuts and there is a delectable treat for any taste. If you are looking for something savory, some of the top restaurants in Seattle are located here. Including professional chef Tom Douglas, who is well known amongst locals. Stop in to any of his restaurants to enjoy top of the line, high quality food with a wide variety from Mexican to Italian foodfare. You’ll find no shortage of delicious bakeries and some of the top restaurants of Seattle.

Queen Anne
This part of the city features hilly terrain that will offer sweeping views of the city. Staying in this neighborhood will give you quick access to a variety of family-friendly activities the area is famous for, including some of Seattle’s largest celebrations and festivals.

Queen Anne also has plenty to see, as the area houses the iconic Space Needle and monorail, both historic and fun places to visit on your tour of the city. You can visit the Science Fiction Museum, enjoy a laser show at the Pacific Science Center, activities and learning at The Children’s Museum, or take a stroll through Discovery Park to add some fun, educational activities during your visit.

South Lake Union
South Lake Union has an upscale and thriving flavor to it, as a hub for Amazon and the biotech industry at large, you’ll find no shortage of hip bars and eateries to indulge in. You’ll also be able to visit the Amazon Spheres, an incredible visual spectacle of an indoor jungle space complete with banana stands and underground bar.

There’s also no shortage of water activities to enjoy at South Lake Union. Rent a stand up paddleboard, kayak the currents of Puget Sound, or hop on a local cruise for a tour across the water.

Finding the Best Place to Stay
Every part of the city offers something unique, so you can find an activity for anyone when deciding where to stay in Seattle. Whether you want some family-friendly fun touring museums and aquariums or a more romantic walk around the piers after drinks, you can find no shortage of unique restaurants and venues to make your trip truly memorable.

If you find that Seattle is the best place for you to reside permanently, you can find luxury condos like The Emerald that will keep you centered in all the downtown excitement while providing the quiet security and gorgeous views from an immaculately designed high-rise condominium lifestyle.