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Explore the Many Neighborhoods in Seattle

Get acquainted with Seattle’s neighborhoods

If you’re looking for walkability, easy access to multiple neighborhoods, and plenty to do right outside your doorstep, a better location can’t be found. It all starts with Kimpton Palladian Hotel’s own neighborhood of Belltown, the heart of where hip happens in downtown Seattle. From back-alley speakeasies to modern art galleries, Belltown is eclectic, urban, and bursting at the seams with art, music, and fashion.

We’re also part of the West Edge neighborhood, which stretches from Pioneer Square to Belltown between Alaskan Way and 2nd Avenue. While the boundaries are small, the attractions here are anything but: Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, and Benaroya Hall all call the area home, along with 4,000 residents, 250 retailers, and 170 restaurants.

Just blocks away, you’ll find Seattle’s retail core. Whether you need to pick up a new outfit for that big meeting or are just window-shopping, you’re sure to find whatever you need — options abound from indoor malls to haute couture boutiques to trendy apparel shops. A few of the highlights include outdoors brands like Arc’teryx and Mountain Hardwear, heritage department stores such as Nordstrom and Macy’s, and specialty labels including American Apparel and Anthropologie.

And, of course, you can’t miss the waterfront. Stroll along the promenade and pier, catch the ferry to Bainbridge Island, or visit the sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium. For a lovely walk or bike ride, head to Olympic Sculpture Park, offering breathtaking views of the bay and Olympic Mountains as well as a whimsical labyrinth of verdant grassy knolls, paths, and memorable artwork.