What to show people visiting Seattle

Have relatives or friends over, don't know what to show them in Seattle?

Here are some suggestions. This list is geared towards people who don't mind walking a bit. It usually takes 2 days to visit all of these locations if you're dedicated and your visitors are motivated. If I'm missing something, please send me an e-mail and let me know!

Pioneer Square

Parking in Pioneer Square is a pain, especially if there a game. If it's not Sunday (when parking is free), you can usually park across from Fado -- there is a parking garage here: http://goo.gl/y6om6 (as of 2011.08.30 it only costs $6). Then we go in this order:


From Pioneer Square, I just usually walk my guests over to the start of the waterfront and start walking towards the aquarium. As you walk along the waterfront, you can stop to do this:

Capitol Hill

An artsy part of Seattle -- lots of musicians, young people, hipsters, and probably the center of Seattle's LGBT community.

University District

The U-District is the home of the University of Washington -- the biggest university in town (several others exist too). The U-District has many students, neat architecture, and is usually quite lively.