Belltown is the former low-rent and industrial turned hip, young and trendy neighborhood in Seattle and it is here that most of the city’s residential base lives – in high-rise residences of course. Due to the district’s popularity, many chic boutiques, hot nightclubs and upscale restaurants have moved into the business spaces on the street level of those skyscrapers, but there are also plenty of quirky places to eat, interesting art galleries, clothing stores and much more to be found. In fact, Belltown is considered to be one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the United States and everything you could ever need or ask for can be found within its boundaries. Thus, leave your car at home and go exploring on foot.
Head to the Olympic Sculpture Park to get a look at the many art installations put together by local artists or get tickets for a concert at The Crocodile, one of Seattle’s favorite concert venues, for some incredible live music. The happening street, where one can find anything new and shiny or dive into the pulse of the abundant nightlife is, of course, First Avenue. Feel the neighborhood come alive with food, dancing and people – in Belltown someone’s always up for a good time.
Belltown is nestled between downtown and Seattle Center and is best explored on foot.