Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Seattle's birthplace retains the grit of its 'Skid Row' roots with red-brick architecture and a rambunctious street life tempered by art galleries and locavore restaurants. The International District's legacy as home to many of the city's southeast Asian immigrant communities makes for unique shopping and exquisite dining, while SoDo (south of downtown) is an austere warehouse district that's attracting new distilleries and dispensaries.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo.