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Top Choice Museum in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

This wonderful museum eloquently run by the US National Park Service has exhibits, photos and news clippings from the 1897 Klondike gold rush, when a Seattle-on-steroids acted as a fueling depot for prospectors boun…
Top Choice Sports & Outdoors in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Filson

Founded in 1897 as the original outfitters for prospectors heading for the Klondike, Filson is a long-standing Seattle legend that, in 2015, opened up this hugely impressive flagship store in SoDo. Wall-mounted biso…
Top Choice Cafe in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

London Plane

Matt Dillon (the Seattle chef, not the Hollywood actor) moved less than a block from his established restaurant, Bar Sajor, to open London Plane, a hybrid cafe, flower shop, deli and breakfast spot that maintains th…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Salumi Artisan Cured Meats

With a shopfront as wide as a smart car and a following as large as the Seattle Mariners, Salumi is a well-known vortex of queues. But it's worth the wait for the legendary Italian-quality salami and cured-meat sand…
Top Choice Cafe in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Zeitgeist Coffee

Possibly Seattle's best (if also busiest) indie coffee bar, Zeitgeist brews smooth doppio macchiatos to go with its sweet almond croissants and other luscious baked goods. The atmosphere is trendy industrial, with b…
Top Choice Area in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Pioneer Square Historical District

Many important architectural heirlooms are concentrated in Pioneer Sq, the district that sprang up in the wake of the 1889 Great Fire. Instantly recognizable by its handsome redbrick buildings, the neighborhood's pr…
Soccer in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Seattle Sounders

Far and away the best supported soccer team in North America with average gates of over 40,000, the Sounders joined the MLS (Major League Soccer) in 2009 and have been highly successful, winning four US Open Cups an…
Indian in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Nirmal's

At last…Seattle has filled a massive hole in its culinary résumé – good Indian food. Nirmal’s is a brave new restaurant that takes a stab at pretty much any flavor under the South Asian umbrella, be it Goan fish cur…
Cafe in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House

The intensely atmospheric teahouse inside the historic Panama Hotel has such a thoroughly back-in-time feel that you'll be reluctant to pull out your laptop (although there is wi-fi). It's in a National Treasure–des…
Italian in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Il Corvo Pasta

A unique hole-in-the-wall, pasta-only place with limited seating and a high turnover of office workers on their lunch breaks. Join the perennial queue, order one of three daily pastas with sauces and grab a seat (if…