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University District has some ruff edges (Seattle is a major city with everything that that means) But don't let that stop you from visiting. There are some great places to eat, some interesting shopping and one of the best farmers markets in the city (year...More
Although the scenes in this area have changed over the past 15-20 years, there is still an enjoyable dingy quality to this area. Gentified store fronts mix with trashy run down stores barely hanging on. UDub is magnicifient though.
The UW is a gorgeous campus and not to be missed. Visit the Fry and Henry museums. The year round farmer’s market on Saturday is excellent.
Lots of great ethnic food to be found.
Be careful on the Ave.
Yes it's nice to walk around
Yes lots of restaurants to chose from
Yes the university is near so must go and be careful not to get lost.
*Do not I repeat do not hang around on your own after dark. Yes their is a...More
If you want to see the different neighborhoods, this is one to check out. I’d advise you take an Uber from your motel because parking is expensive and you might not want to even entertain the thought of leaving your car here. Like others have...More
I stayed with some friends at an AIRBND in this neighborhood last week. The streets are dirty and homeless are everywhere begging for money. However, we did find some good inexpensive eats and the public transit accessibility is superb in this area, it was easy...More
U D offers some smart shops as well as some fancy eateries worth the trip here
Top of our list is Din Tai Fung restaurant re the taiwanese dumplings place where your wait for a simple seat could take more than an hour.
A Morning and Early Afternoon in Seattle (8 Replies)
Hi all, and thanks for reading, I'm coming to Seattle next weekend for the Capitol Hill Block Party. I'll be arriving late Thursday night, and leaving early Monday morning. My friend with the expense account flaked on me, so I had to pick a cheap hotel in Tukwila. Luckily though (for at least the first day), it's almost next door to the train station, so I'm going to try to catch the last inbound train in the morning on Friday. That will put my arrival Downtown at about 8:30am. My question...More
July 17, 2008|
Hi Colin, I think the ferry to Bainbridge Island would be perfect. It's only $6.95 round trip. On the other side you can walk up onto the main street in about 10 mins. and poke around. There's some free Shakespeare and other plays in the parks going on on the weekends. Check out Theater Schmeater & GreenStage websites for performance locations. I like Fremont and Ballard both. But I like Capitol Hill best of all! U-District I really don't care for at all, it's rundown and somewhat...More
bakeries (3 Replies)
We'll be in Seattle for four days, staying in the University district and going to the usual touristy places -- any outstanding bakeries I should look for? Thanks!
July 06, 2007|
Macrina and Le Panier downtown. My current favorite however is over in my neighborhood, West Seattle, and it's called Bakery Nouveau. Twice baked almond croissants to die for, yum ;-).
University District Info Needed (20 Replies)
My husband, 2 teenage children and I are visiting Seattle for a few days and a friend suggested we look for hotels in the University District. We will have a car that needs to be parked and it seems many/all of the hotels in the Pike Place area charge big bucks to park a car and have rooms that can only accommodate 2 adults. Also, since we do have a car, we don't mind staying further away from the hight rent district. I just hate to pay more to park a car than to rent one for the day. Can...More
June 07, 2010|
Well personally, no, I would not recommend the University District for a family visiting Seattle as tourists. First off there's only a couple hotels even in that area to choose from. It's a student district, and to my point of view, not really all that appealing. Let's just say... I live here and I never go there. If you don't want to stay downtown I'd look at the South Lake Union or lower Queen Anne and around the Seattle Center areas as alternatives. Another option where you could have...More