The University of Washington occupies the center of the U District, but the "U" is more hip and sophisticated than your average college town. Local cultural attractions include the Henry Art Museum and Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The heart and soul of the U District is "The Ave" (University Avenue NE), which caters to a population of 40,000 students with an eclectic mix of clubs, pubs, funky shops, coffee bars, and indie eateries. Galway Arms is an Irish pub on The Ave that regularly features first-rate punk rock and metal bands. Big Time is Seattle's original brew pub, and Dante's has been a popular nightclub since 1966. Every third Friday of the month from 6 to 9 pm, the neighborhood hosts an art walk.
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 University District