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Address: University Way Northeast and 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
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Shops, cafes, stroll

Second-hand shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and more. Good place for teenagers who are interested in books and fun clothes.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Second-hand shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and more. Good place for teenagers who are interested in books and fun clothes.

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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, you'll see everything in the U-District, except big retail and high end destinations. What I love about the Ave and the area around is the mix of book stores, college-budget shops AND more ethnic diversity in the restaurants than you'll find in the International District.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Here's what I LOVE about the district. It is such a breathing changing place and yet...always kind of the same. People ceomplain about the homeless asking for "spare change", while in the 60s people were more upset about the kids who would quietly inquireas you passed by "acid, grass, speed". And run down? Are we forgetting the Coffee Coral, or... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Funky, gritty, not huge but enough blocks on several streets to provide small shops and eateries for most tastes. Best understood on foot, and parking isn't too tight (yet) so you can leave your car within 3-5 blocks of where you want to explore. Good bus service from downtown. Not as many bookstores and music stores as there once were,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Head on up here from downtown. Eat at one of the hundred restaurants and see how your kids are going to enjoy going to the "U"

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The U District as it´s known its a nice neighborhood to walk and get nostalgia to your college days. It has funky stores and cheap restaurants, also more trendy ones.

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Seattle, Washington
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366 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is so much to see and do here which you would expect as it surrounds the University of Washington Campus. Lots of great restaurants with every type of food you can imagine, tons of retail and like the food scene, a bit of everything, the Burke museum, sports, parks and so much more. There always seems to be events... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The U District is full of food places for the mighty hungry! Students hanging out, street music and conversations to be had. And the wonderful smell of Pacalolo because now it's legal! Reminded me of home, Pahoa, Hawaii. Recreation store clerks friendly and don't make you feel like a criminal ;) But I especially love the conversations you'll hear just... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Has some great coffee shops and cafes, and at night some really fun bars - typical college neighborhood

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

University Way, known locally as 'the ave' was a lively place in the 60s and 70s, but is now pretty shabby and home manly to inexpensive ethnic restaurants catering to the large student population at nearby. I version of Washington. Numerous busses run to and from the Ave to downtown and capital hill, and the age is a great place... More 

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