Located just east of Pioneer Square, the International District was originally settled by immigrant Chinese laborers in the late 19th century. Later immigrants from Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Southeast Asia and the Philippines moved into the district, which is now considered one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city. In 1986 the International District received official federal designation as the "Seattle Chinatown Historic District," and its immigrant roots are honored in Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific Experience. One of the neighborhood's top attractions is the Uwajimaya Asian Grocery and Gift store, a 36,000 square-foot supermarket stocked with enough exciting ingredients to launch your own international restaurant chain.
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 International District