First Hill

Perched above the Retail Core and Chinatown/International District, First Hill is regarded as Seattle’s first neighborhood where pioneer families established roots and left behind a rich history of classic homes, gardens and churches. This diverse neighborhood is also home to some the world’s most respected medical and research institutions, most notably Swedish Hospital and Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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Sugar Bakery & Café

This little bakery has a fitting name, producing all sorts of decadent cakes and flaky pastries that are hard to resist. Sugar Bakery & Café doesn’t stop at dessert though, they also do lunch with great paninis and vegetarian soups made from scratch. 1014 Madison Street, Website

Alive & Well

Alive & Well is a specialty skateboard and clothing shop offering quality skateboard decks, wheels, trucks and shoes. They also offer a small selection of shirts, hats and other accessories. 705A E. Pike Street,Website

Sorrento Hotel

A Seattle icon, the Sorrento Hotel has personalized service, Italianate architecture and a warm, welcoming feel that makes you want to stay even longer. As Seattle’s first and longest-operating boutique hotel, they’re home to the famed Hunt Club bar and restaurant, as well as a terrific summer happy hour in the courtyard. 900 Madison Street, Website.

Ltd. Art Gallery

Ltd. Art Gallery showcases a diverse spectrum of contemporary artists including a mixture of modern, pop, surrealist and low brow art. The rotating original art showcases inspired by the iconic universes created in pop culture. 307 E Pike Street, Website

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