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University District

University Way Northeast and 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 (University District)
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Ranked #144 of 212 attractions in Seattle
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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Mobile, Alabama
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My sister and I spent a whole afternoon here during our trip to Seattle. Good thrift shopping and plenty of variety in restaurants. Make sure you visit UW campus.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A few restaurants, some clothes shops, nothing particularly stand-out. Nightlife wasn't particularly great either, visited in August so school was out, and there seemed to be quite a few homeless people sleeping in the doorways. They didn't appear to be overly aggressive but could be quite uncomfortable if walking on your own.

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Lloydminster, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Coming from a rather small city in Canada, and when I say small I mean small. We don't even have public transit!!! I was amazed at the bustling area of University District. It had everything a person would need to stay busy, from shopping to food. It didn't seem to matter where I went all the staff at these places... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

When I moved to Seattle in the 60's the U District's "Ave" (the retail spine adjacent to the University of Washington campus) was a kind of a classy place with its University Book Store, Nordstrom's and other well established retailers like Porter-Jensen Jewelers. On top of that there were some very good restaurants. Today the book store is still there... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

I don't like sports bars. But if you like TV screens, a loud sound system, games that end at midnight, endless TV timeouts, migraine-inducing video advertising, ice cold aluminum bleachers and mediocre football, this is the place for you. The only thing that kept me there until halftime was Beecher's excellent mac n cheese.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Washington Univeristy is a great place to go if you are an old architecture lover. The buildings are really beautiful and well preserved. For an Harry Potter ambiance, I would suggest the Suzhalla library, it as an unique renaissance feel, even if the building had been construct in 1924. We really enjoy walking through the different places, and we... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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263 reviews 263 reviews
59 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

if you went to school here as a Husky then of course all the memories and all the fun of the area and walking on the ave, if you are from outta town and on a limited time frame i'd skip it honestly haha

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200 reviews 200 reviews
65 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We are staying in Seattle for a while and thought the Ave might be a diversion. There were not so many students at this time of year so we could easily walk and the traffic was light. It should be called restaurant row as there are many and varied. Lots of Asian, Indian, noodle shops and Greek. Don't look for... More

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Bothell, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Traffic is a problem. Unruly, immature kids are a uncomfortable feeling, garbage blowing, what is the draw?

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Renton, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The 'U District' has a huge variety of restaurants. They also have some interesting street fairs in the spring and summer. The downside is that parking is expensive.

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