Downtown Seattle is a mecca for the state’s best food, shopping, lodging and activities! Whether a longtime resident or a new visitor to Seattle, there’s endless options of places to visit and activities to try.

You’ll find a guide for all Things to Do in Downtown Seattle, featuring places to Eat, Shop, Stay and Play. In these pages you’ll also find helpful Visitor Tips and information on transportation in our Getting Around section.


Downtown Seattle is home to one of the most vibrant culinary scenes in the country. From the freshest in local produce at Pike Place Market to the dozens of gourmet restaurants established by award-winning chefs, Downtown Seattle has something for every palate, every price point and every celebration.


Shopping in Downtown Seattle is an experience in itself. With more than 1,000 different retailers large and small, Downtown is a regional shopping destination providing a blend of top national retailers and independent boutiques not found anywhere else.


Whether you’re in town for a week or just the weekend, Downtown Seattle offers world-class accommodations close to some of Seattle’s top attractions.Options include large state-of-the-art convention hotels, beautifully restored historic hotels, luxurious service, eclectic experiences and much more.


Other cities should be jealous. Downtown Seattle’s natural setting is a gorgeous backdrop for a vibrant array of events and festivals, professional sports, lively nightlife, and tourist attractions, supported by a vibrant cultural and performing arts community.

Visitor Tips:

Looking for the best advice on where to eat, shop, stay and play? Ask a Downtown Ambassador! Dressed in blue and yellow, the Metropolitan Improvement District’s Downtown Ambassadors are your on-street concierge team. Plus, find suggested itineraries, tours and more.

Getting Around:

Getting around Downtown is easy with a little bit of planning. Whether you’re coming from the Eastside, Southside, Northend or across the Sound, there are a multitude of transportation options to meet your needs.