Grand Central Arcade
This lovely meeting point was originally Squire’s Opera House, erected in 1879. When the Opera House was destroyed in the Great Fire, it...
A project as comprehensive and long-winded as the Alaskan Viaduct Replacement Program requires an explanatory museum, and this small but...
The best comedy club in Seattle has an 8:30pm show most nights and a second 10:30pm show on Friday and Saturday. Talent is mainly local...
Grand Central Baking Co
Grand Central (located in the eponymous building) is considered one of the best bakeries in Seattle. Its artisan breads can be bought...
Occidental Park information
Once a rather grim place, Occidental Park has undergone a recent renaissance thanks largely to a partnership between the City of Seattle and a couple of non-profit groups. Following an urban renewal campaign in 2015, the park has been kitted out with attractive seating, outdoor games (including chess and table football), licensed buskers and a regular posse of food carts.
Add this to what was already there (classic red-brick buildings, native America art and a firefighting sculpture) and you’ve got an exceptional place to hang out. Friendly ‘park ambassadors’ (dressed in yellow vests) handle security, clean-ups and tourist information 24/7.