Northeast of downtown is Capitol Hill, easily Seattle's most idiosyncratic district. In the shadows of the mansions of "Millionaire's Row," Seattle's counter-culture and gay scenes are thriving. Considered to be the birthplace of Grunge, Capitol Hill remains the vanguard of cultural and artistic trends. Along Broadway, you might bump into improvised street theater by day and spontaneous street parties at night. The Capitol Hill scene has a definite edge, but local businesspeople and soccer moms aren't fazed by its antics. Off Broadway are several other streets (Pike, Pine, 12th and 15th Avenues and Olive Way) lined with cafés, theaters, bars and coffee houses.
Getting Around Seattle
The best way to get around Seattle is by walking and using public transit. The LINK Light Rail is efficient and inexpensive. If you plan on exploring the greater Seattle area, a car is a better option. The LINK will take you downtown from the airport for about $2.50 in about 30 minutes.
Nearby Airports
  • Seattle Tacoma International Airport-SEA
Airport Taxis
  • $45
Things to Do and See Near Capitol Hill