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University District

Address: University Way Northeast and 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 (University District)
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Ranked #117 of 213 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What I like about the U district near University of Washington is you can always find a decent place to eat at a reasonable price. There is a wide array of eating places, mostly small. Each time I visit the area, I always find a new place to get a quick bite.There are interesting places to shop, especially second hand... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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616 reviews 616 reviews
252 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As expected near a major university, there are lots of shops, restaurants and pubs surrounding the university. Lots of energy generated from the thousands of students that roam the area. An interesting place to observe the diversity and antics of the UW students. Prices are nothing to get excited about though. I'm actually surprised that many of the restaurants are... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great medical facilities and University Village shopping was a lovely outdoor shopping mall with good variety in stores.

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Tucson, Arizona
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551 reviews 551 reviews
210 attraction reviews
583 helpful votes 583 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The only thing really going for this Seattle neighborhood is its proximity to the University of Washington. If you are visiting the U-Dub, then you may want to walk around this area. University Way is the heart of the district and is what many consider to be the entire district. It features cheap eateries (lots of Asian), coffee shops, clothing... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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