Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Downtown Seattle is a standard (except with more hills) American amalgam of boxy skyscrapers and brand-name shopping opportunities that’s given welcome oomph by Pike Place Market, the city’s heart, soul and number-one must-see sight. The waterfront is home to kitschy tourist attractions and incredible Puget Sound views.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront.