Capitol Hill

Known for its indie shops, nightlife scene, arts and culture, Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods. Located just east of downtown, Capitol Hill is a haven for artists, musicians, students and young professionals. This neighborhood has a youthful energy and funky vibe, with an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafes, art galleries and music venues. Capitol Hill is home to the Broadway retail corridor, with hip boutiques, thrift stores and coffee shops lining the streets. For performing arts, head to the historic Paramount Theatre to see concerts, plays and dance performances.

While in Capitol Hill, be sure to check out Volunteer Park. This lovely green space is home to the Seattle Asian Art Museum as well as expansive lawns, ponds and gardens. For shopping, browse the local art and wares at Melrose Market. Stop for a pick-me-up espresso at Espresso Vivace then head to Cal Anderson Park to people watch. When night falls, Capitol Hill comes alive with a buzzing nightlife scene. Head to lively Pike/Pine corridor, dubbed “the spine of Capitol Hill,” for trendy bars, pubs, clubs and eateries. Or check out a show at Neumos concert venue to experience live indie rock and punk bands.

With its quirky, artsy and youthful personality, Capitol Hill is a must-visit Seattle neighborhood. Charter Bus Company Seattle can pick up and drop off your group right where you want to be, allowing you to fully experience this eclectic and vibrant part of town.

Pioneer Square

Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, Pioneer Square preserves the city’s rich history and charm. Brimming with redbrick buildings, cobblestone streets, wrought-iron pergolas, art galleries and bookstores, this district transports you back in time.

Pioneer Square is considered the birthplace of Seattle, originally settled back in 1852. Today, it is home to many of the city’s oldest buildings as well as historic sites like the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Architecture aficionados will delight in the Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne styles of Pioneer Square’s buildings. Head underground to explore the remnants of Seattle’s first downtown in the eerie Seattle Underground Tour.

In addition to history, Pioneer Square is a hub for arts and culture. More than 100 art galleries are located in the district’s century-old buildings. Don’t miss the largest collection of totem poles in the city at the Waterfall Garden Park. Catch a show at legendary music venue The Triple Door, dine at cozy bistros then go bar-hopping on lively 1st Avenue.

With its old-world ambiance and vibrant arts scene, Pioneer Square lets you experience a historic side of Seattle. Charter Bus Company Seattle can organize transportation for your group to this storied part of the city.

The International District

A stroll through Seattle’s International District transports you to Asia without ever having to leave the city. This vibrant neighborhood is a convergence of Asian cultures, where the aromas of Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino and Japanese cuisine mingle in the air.

The International District houses a collection of Asian restaurants, grocery stores, shops and other businesses. For authentic Asian fare, head to bustling Uwajimaya Village, an indoor food court with cuisine from across the Pacific Rim. The neighborhood’s centerpiece is the Chinatown Gate, a beautiful traditional-style Chinese entrance gate. Surrounding streets are lined with herbal shops, noodle houses, dim sum spots and bubble tea cafes.

For a taste of Japanese culture, visit the Wing Luke Museum to learn about the history of Japanese Americans. Don’t miss Higo Variety Store, which has been supplying the community with Asian goods since 1904. And for a serene escape, head to the Danny Woo Community Gardens to stroll through lush Oriental-style gardens.

Venture beyond the main streets to uncover a blend of cultures in SEA villages like Little Saigon and Manilatown. However you choose to explore it, the International District offers an eye-opening multicultural experience in Seattle. Charter Bus Company Seattle will bring your group to this exotic corner of the city.

The University District

Situated northeast of downtown Seattle, the University District (or U District) is a lively, youthful neighborhood animated by the 50,000 students of the University of Washington. With used bookstores, cafes, ethnic eateries and eclectic shops, the U District has a casual, intellectual vibe.

The heart of the neighborhood is “the Ave,” a portion of University Way NE filled with restaurants, bars and funky retailers. Duck into local favorites like Bulldog News newsstand and the Last Word secondhand bookstore. For fresh and affordable global fare, don’t miss all the Thai, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and other ethnic eats along the Ave.

Of course, a stop at the iconic University of Washington campus is a must. Charter Bus Company Seattle can drop your group off right at Red Square, the central plaza surrounded by university buildings and artworks. Go Dawgs at Husky Stadium or catch a show at Meany Hall. Walking tours of the campus can be arranged as well.

Back in the U District, music fans will want to browse the immense collection at Silver Platters record store. And for evening entertainment, catch comedy shows at the University District’s historic Varsity Theatre. With its laidback vibe and youthful energy, the U District has something for everyone.


Once a sleepy fishing village, Ballard has blossomed into one of Seattle’s trendiest neighborhoods. Located northwest of downtown, Ballard still retains its maritime past through a historic district filled with quaint cottages and smokestack businesses. But today the area also boasts some of the city’s hottest restaurants, bars and shops.

Along Ballard Avenue, browse boutiques, vintage shops and home decor stores. Stop for a pick-me-up at one of the artisan coffee houses or chic wine bars. Ballard is a foodie haven as well, with delicious eating at acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants, old-fashioned delis and bakeries, steakhouses and seafood spots.

With its prime Puget Sound location, Ballard offers fun outdoor activities too. Watch the boats come and go at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks or go fishing at the Ballard Fishing Pier. The neighborhood gets lively at night with live music venues, microbreweries and festive bars and eateries.

With its nautical appeal, indie shops, dining and nightlife, Ballard is one of Seattle’s top destinations. Let Charter Bus Company Seattle provide easy transportation for your group to fully experience this hip northwest Seattle neighborhood.

Queen Anne

Sitting on a hill overlooking the city, Queen Anne delights visitors with charming 19th century architecture, cozy coffeehouses and stunning views. Located just west of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne is one of the city’s more affluent areas. With its tree-lined streets and lovely Craftsman homes, Queen Anne offers a serene neighborhood vibe within close proximity of downtown.

The jewel of Queen Anne is Kerry Park, which provides panoramic views of downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier. Come at sunset for unforgettable photo ops. Next explore Lower Queen Anne along Mercer Street, home to independent shops, casual eateries and watering holes. For upscale dining and entertainment, head uphill to Upper Queen Anne. Meander along Queen Anne Avenue N, dotted with restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Queen Anne appeals to architecture buffs as well, with historic churches and residences built in styles ranging from Tudor to Mediterranean. Tour stately mansions on Millionaire’s Row or admire 1920s Spanish Colonials in northwest Queen Anne.

With amazing skyline views and old-world appeal, Queen Anne charms visitors. Charter Bus Company Seattle will transport your group to elegant Queen Anne and retrieve you once you’re done soaking up its beauty.


Known for its quirky, independent spirit and creative flair, Fremont bills itself as Seattle’s “Center of the Universe.” Centered along the east shore of Lake Washington, Fremont mixes urban energy with a laidback bohemian vibe.

Wandering down funky Fremont Place, you’ll come upon whimsical public art installations, indie boutiques, vintage shops and an eclectic mix of eateries. Don’t miss the famous Fremont Troll sculpture lurking under the Aurora Bridge. For stellar city views, head to Gas Works Park, a former coal gasification plant transformed into a scenic waterfront park.

Fremont also has a lively performing arts scene. Catch live music at venues like High Dive and Smokey Point as well as

comedy shows at clubs like The Pocket Theater. On summer weekends, browse the Fremont Sunday Market to find local arts & crafts, gourmet foods and more.

As evening sets in, Fremont’s nightlife springs to life. Sip craft brews at Fremont Brewing, Seattle’s largest urban brewery, or try small-plate Mediterranean dishes at Revel. With its artistic spirit and vibrant energy, Fremont offers an only-in-Seattle experience. Let Charter Bus Company Seattle provide easy transportation to this one-of-a-kind neighborhood.

South Lake Union

Once a nondescript light industrial area, South Lake Union has transformed into one of Seattle’s most modern neighborhoods. Located along the south shore of Lake Union, it blends old and new through a mix of renovated warehouses and gleaming high-rise complexes.

The presence of tech giants like Amazon and Google has fueled massive growth in South Lake Union. Cutting-edge biotech firms have also moved into the neighborhood. Wander along Westlake Avenue to find hip eateries and coffee shops catering to the influx of tech workers. The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) provides an intriguing look at Seattle’s past.

Outdoorsy types will enjoy strolling through lush Cascade Playground and its gardens. From Lake Union Park, watch seaplanes take off and kayakers ply the water. Or rent your own kayak and paddle around Lake Union for unique city views. Architecture buffs will appreciate the neighborhood’s numerous historic armory, naval and commercial structures.

With its forward-looking energy and revitalized allure, South Lake Union boasts a vanguard Seattle vibe. Charter Bus Company Seattle will get your group to this technology hub and vibrant new neighborhood.

Columbia City

Nestled south of downtown Seattle, Columbia City offers small-town charm with a diverse culture. Once a streetcar suburb, the historic main drag is lined with brick facades and independent shops, restaurants and a 1920s-era cinema. A stroll down S Edmunds Street transports you to a quainter time in Seattle’s history.

Columbia City is one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods as well, with a blend of African, Asian, Latino and European cultures. Savor authentic global cuisine at cozy neighborhood eateries and browse imported goods at ethnic groceries and specialty shops. The neighborhood comes alive on Wednesday evenings when the Columbia City Farmers Market brings the community together.

Nature lovers appreciate Columbia City’s proximity to mountain trails, Lakes Washington and Rainier, and the scenic Seward Park Peninsula. Check out local art and cultural exhibits at the Columbia City Gallery. And don’t miss “Birth of Seattle,” a series of historical markers along Rainier Ave S describing the area’s origins.

With down-home flavor and multicultural flair, a visit to Columbia City offers a warm small town experience right in Seattle. Let Charter Bus Company Seattle provide easy group transportation to this charming neighborhood.

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There are so many exciting neighborhoods and attractions to explore in Seattle. Having comfortable and convenient transportation for your group will make all the difference while visiting this wonderful city. Charter Bus Company Seattle has more than a decade of experience providing charter bus rentals for all kinds of groups and events in Seattle. Our modern fleet of buses includes everything from full-size motorcoaches to mini-coaches and shuttle buses. All our vehicles come equipped with premium amenities to make your travels easy and enjoyable.

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