A stroll through Pioneer Square, Seattle's historic district, can be entertaining in and of itself. But whether it's a museum, shopping or just a place to park it and relax you're looking for, there's quite a variety of things to do in Pioneer Square.
For a history lesson with a twist, check out Bill Speidel's Underground Tour, where knowledgeable (and hilarious) tour guides take you underneath the city to see the remnants of old Seattle that was destroyed in a fire in the late 1800s. After going down low, get up high - Smith Tower is right down the street and has an observation tower with a view to rival that of the Space Needle (and at less than half the price).
Pioneer Square has shops of all sorts; and once you've exhausted those at street level, duck down into the Grand Central Arcade for more bookstores and galleries. While you're there, stop by the Grand Central Bakery for a great latte and almond croissant.
Want something to do with a bit of education on the side? The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is more museum than park, with tons of artifacts, articles and photos from a fascinating period of time in the Pacific Northwest. Or head over to the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum to learn more about the history and life of a law enforcement officer.
608 First Avenue
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506 Second Avenue
Historic landmark with an observation deck...
Occidental Ave. S and S Main St.
Relaxing park in busy Pioneer Square... read more
214 1st Avenue South
Antiques, books and the best pastries in Pioneer Square... read more
219 Second Avenue South
Between South 2nd Avenue Extended & Main Streets
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800 Occidental Avenue South Suite 100
1200 1st Ave S
(at Edgar Martinez Dr S)
319 Second Ave. S
317 3rd Avenue South