Retail Core

Home to dozens of upscale national and international retailers and restaurants, the Retail Core is one of the finest dining and shopping areas in the region. From major department stores and shopping centers, to small and intimate boutiques, options are endless. Here you can also enjoy a variety of public events including the Holiday Carousel in the winter, and the Out to Lunch concert series in the summer.

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Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio serves quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes as well as fresh breads and baked goods. Located in Seattle’s Pacific Place shopping center, this restaurant has both a sit-down dining section and a takeaway bar for various pastries and breads that you can grab on the go. 600 Pine Street, Website


If you are looking for rugged clothing or work wear, Carhartt is the place to go. On the corner of Pike Street and Fourth Avenue, their Seattle store offers tough clothing and gear for men and women who need durability and comfort. Whether it’s for work or play, they have a wide selection of items to accommodate various needs. 409 Pike Street, Website

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle offers a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of Downtown. Stay right in the middle of the vibrant retail core and have all the great restaurants, shops, and attractions right at your fingertips. This hotel offers stunning views of the Seattle skyline and high quality amenities to welcome any business travelers and vacationers alike. 1400 Sixth Avenue, Website

ACT Theatre

Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, ACT –A Contemporary Theatre serves a population of curious, open-minded, and brave audiences. It is the only local theatre dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists since 1965. They produce plays that engage in thought-provoking issues with intelligence, insight and humor. 700 Union Street, Website

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