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Downtown, Seattle, WA, USA

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Feel the energy in Downtown, Seattle

It's impossible not to feel the energy pulsing though the business districts and throbbing streets of Downtown Seattle. Look up and soaring skyscrapers dressed in glass represent the beating economic engine of Washington State. Seek out the hidden quarters: Pike Place Market, buzzing with farmer's stalls, jalapeno-packed tacos, Francophone éclair shops, handcrafted art boutiques – the list goes on. Add to that world-class aquariums and art institutions, along with a medley of seriously stylish Downtown, Seattle, vacation rentals, and it's easy to see why this is the perfect base for exploring The Emerald City.

From shopping to sea creatures in Downtown Seattle

In an area so packed to bursting with top attractions, you'll never be short of things to do. You can taste your way through artisan food courts, or shop for quirky local crafts in the bazaars. You can delve into games arcades or settle with a book in prestigious library halls. You can munch on pizza, take dance lessons, or seek out curious sea creatures from the deep in famous aquariums. Oh, and this is also one of the top nightlife districts in the city – check out the wealth of Downtown Seattle vacation rentals in Belltown for that.

Endless attractions on the Pacific in Downtown Seattle

Stroll down to Pier 57 on the Pacific waterfront and you'll be able to survey Downtown's top attractions. Pining for a twirl on a Ferris Wheel? Cue the Seattle Great Wheel. Want to wonder at sharks and coral gardens? Check the Seattle Aquarium. Fancy a bout of local shopping, multicultural eats, and quirky vintage stores? There's really nowhere better for that than bustling Pike Place Market. There's also the likes of the Seattle Central Library and the acclaimed Seattle Art Museum for something a tad more thought provoking.

Hit Downtown in late summer

In a city known for its downpours and the infamous storms of the Pacific Northwest, you'll want to pinpoint a time of year when those Downtown Seattle vacation rentals aren't just going to be for hiding away from the rains. Enter the late summer. Between July and August, The Emerald City has some of its driest and most hospitable months. Things aren't too hot then either, and you'll catch Pike Place Market and the Downtown bars in full swing.

Facing the ocean in Seattle

Downtown Seattle spills out onto the edge of the mighty Puget Sound, which carves its way into America's coastal mountains from the icy waters of the North Pacific Ocean. The horizon here is dominated by both the soaring skyscrapers of the city and the hulking domes of great peaks in the Cascade Range, Mount Baker, and the Olympic National Park. Any of these wilderness areas can easily be reached from Downtown, meaning jaunts to glacier fields and bear-spotted woods, to whale-inhabited waters and salt-washed beaches, are all possibilities.