Elliott Bay/Seattle “The Emerald City”

A Quick Guide to Our Community

We’re proud to be part of the wonderful Seattle community! Take a look at some of our favorite places listed below. We’re sure you’ll agree with us on how amazing a place the Pacific Northwest is to live. Enjoy!

Good food and good times

A croissant represents Portage Bay Cafe, a great place for brunch in Seattle

Portage Bay Café

This Seattle brunch haven is known for its organic ingredients and delicious American fare. Line too long? Just skip to the front – you’ll only be met with a grimace and healthy dose of passive aggressiveness.

A bubble tea represents Uwajimaya, the Asian speciality store in the International District in Seattle

Uwajimaya

This Asian specialty store find in the International District is well worth the trip. Whether you’re looking for mochi candies, bubble tea or frozen chicken feet, Uwajimaya has it all.

A hot cup of coffee illustrating Seattle's first coffee shop, Cafe Allegro

Café Allegro

Café Allegro is Seattle’s first coffee shop (sorry Starbucks), and still offers some of the best espresso and ambiance you’ll find in the heart of the city.

What to do?

A hill with trees showing the beautiful 200 acre park at The Seattle Arboretum

The Seattle Arboretum

This beautiful 200 acre park on the shore of Lake Washington is home to 40,000 trees, shrubs, and vines from all around the world. You can hike, canoe, kayak, and picnic year round at this beauty spot.

A campfire representing Discovery Park

Discovery Park

Walk along the coastline, sit in the grass, enjoy the stunning views of the Puget Sound, and then spend the evening roasting marshmallows and making memories over a bonfire on the beach.

A skyscraper representing Smith Tower in the heart of Pioneer Square

Smith Tower

Once the tallest building on the West Cost, the Smith Tower in the heart of Pioneer Square offers a panoramic view of downtown Seattle from its 35th floor observation deck. (Tip: Visit at sunset and enjoy the lights of the city!)

For the whole family

A kayak represents The Center for Wooden Boots

The Center for Wooden Boots

Set sail for free! Every Sunday for the past 25 years, volunteer skippers and crews take visitors out on the water gratis – on spirit boats, schooners and even the occasional yacht.

A stick of gum illustrates the famous Gum Wall in Post Alley in Seattle

The Gum Wall

This local landmark in Post Alley is famous for becoming the final resting place of used chewing gum placed by visitors. An adult might say “ew”, but your kids will think it’s cool.

A hamburger representing Dick's Drive-In in Seattle

Dick’s Drive-In

A Seattle institution since 1954. Known for great burgers, hand-whipped shakes, old fashioned hot fudge sundaes, and instant service, your kids will love every bite!

Local events/services

A capitol building representing the City of Seattle

City of Seattle

Find a job, pay a bill, check on traffic or catch up on the latest city highlights and news at the official City of Seattle website.

A newspaper represents The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

Find all the latest in local news, sports, business, politics, travel, and dining for Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest.

A calendar illustrates how you can use the Eventful website to find local events

Eventful

Upcoming local events, concerts, festivals, kids events and more in the Seattle metro area. Things are hopping around here!