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Easy and Convenient Transportation

GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN IS EASY. MOST THINGS ARE WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE. BUT YOU WILL ALSO FIND EASILY ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION. IN ADDITION TO THE METRO BUS SYSTEM, YOU CAN HOP ON THE MONORAIL TO QUICKLY GET THE SEATTLE CENTER (I.E. SPACE NEEDLE, KEY ARENA, MCCALL HALL, SEATTLE REPERATORY THEATER, CHIHULY MUSEUM, EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT, ETC.), CATCH THE SOUTH LAKE UNION TRANSIT TO THE FAST GROWING SOUTH LAKE UNION NEIGHBORHOOD (I.E AMAZON, REI, NEW BIOMED COMPANIES, ETC.), TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL TO THE SODO DISTRICT (I.E. CENTURY LINK FIELD, SAFECO FIELD, PIONEER SQUARE, INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT) OR TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL ALL THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT.


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Art Museum

THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM ("SAM") IS AMONG THE BEST KNOWN OF SEATTLE’S MANY MUSEUMS AND MAINTAINS THREE MAJOR FACILITIES: ITS MAIN MUSEUM IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE; THE SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM (SAM) IN VOLUNTEER PARK ON CAPITOL HILL, AND THE OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK ON THE CENTRAL SEATTLE WATERFRONT, WHICH OPENED ON JANUARY 20, 2007. THE MAIN MUSEUM IS ABOUT A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE CONDOS. ADMISSION TO THE SCULPTURE PARK IS ALWAYS FREE. ADMISSION TO THE OTHER FACILITIES IS FREE ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH; SAM ALSO OFFERS FREE ADMISSION THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. EVEN THE NORMAL ADMISSION IS SUGGESTED, MEANING THAT THE MUSEUM WOULD LIKE VISITORS TO PAY THE COMPLETE ADMISSION BUT IF THEY CANNOT PAY FULLY THEY CAN STILL ENJOY THE MUSEUM. WHENEVER YOU VISIT, IT IS WELL WORTH THE GOING. IN ADDITION TO THE AMAZING PERMANENT COLLECTIONS, THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW EVENTS AND ARTS TO SAVOR. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMETHING NEW TO EXPERIENCE AT SAM. READ MORE


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Seattle Medical Centers

OUR GUESTS COME TO SEATTLE FOR MANY REASONS, NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS TO SEEK OUT THE EXEMPLARY MEDICAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES LOCATED HERE. IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE PLANNING A VISIT TO SEATTLE TO MEDICAL REASONS, YOU WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW THAT MOST OF THE MAJOR MEDICAL CENTERS ARE WITHIN A SHORT DISTANCE FROM OUR CONDOS. VIRGINIA MASON AND THE POLYCLINIC ARE BOTH A MATTER OF A FEW BLOCKS AWAY WITH SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER AND HARBORVIEW STILL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. EASILY ACCESSIBLE ARE FRED HUTCHINSON, CANCER CARE ALLIANCE, UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AND SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER.


Seattle Waterfront

TAKE HARBOR STEPS (DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE ART MUSEUM) OR THE PIKE PLACE HILL CLIMB (ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE PIKE PLACE MARKET) AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF IN THE HEART OF SEATTLE’S VIBRANT WATERFRONT. THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO MISS ON YOUR VISIT TO SEATTLE. YOU CAN RIDE THE WHEEL, EXPERIENCE THE NORTHWEST’S UNDERSEA WORLD AT THE ACQUARIUM, BROWSE A HUGE ANTIQUES MARKET, RIDE THE WATERFRONT TROLLY, FEED THE SEAGULLS AT IVARS AND SAVOR SOME OF THE BEST AND FRESHEST SEAFOOD YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE. FROM VARIOUS PIERS YOU CAN TAKE A HARBOR TOUR, CATCH A FERRY TO BAINBRIDGE OR VASHON ISLANDS OR RIDE THE HYDROFOIL TO VANCOUVER ISLAND. AT THE NORTH END OF THE WATERFRONT YOU WILL FIND THE OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK – A FABULOUS PARK TO WALK AND LOSE YOURSELF IN SOME AMAZING LOCAL ARTWORK.


Restaurants

SEATTLE IS RENOWNED FOR SOME OF THE FINEST AND MOST DIVERSE DINING EXPERIENCES IN THE WORLD. FROM THE CELEBRATED CAMPAGNE IN THE PIKE PLACE MARKET (PICTURED HERE) TO TOM DOUGLAS’S LEGENDARY RESTAURANTS (13 AND COUNTING) AND MORE, YOU COULD SPEND A LIFETIME SAVORING ALL OF THE DELICACIES, FLAVORS AND TEXTURES OF SEATTLE’S UNIQUE CUISINES AND DINING POSSIBILITIES. WITH EASY WALKING DISTANCES YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING FROM FINE DINING TO QUICK EATS FOR LUNCH OR CAFES AND BREAKFAST BARS TO GET YOUR MORNINGS STARTED RIGHT. USING THE “OPEN TABLE” LINK YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT DINING OPTIONS, CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY AND EVEN MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE.


Shopping

SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE IS AN EXPERIENCE IN ITSELF. WITH MORE THAN 1,000 DIFFERENT RETAILERS LARGE AND SMALL, DOWNTOWN IS A REGIONAL SHOPPING DESTINATION PROVIDING A BLEND OF TOP NATIONAL RETAILERS – INCLUDING FLAGSHIP STORES FOR NORDSTROM AND REI – AND INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE. A SHORT WALK WILL PUT YOU IN THE HEART OF THE SHOPPING DISTRICT.


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Pike Place Market

PIKE PLACE MARKET IS THE CITY’S CENTER FOR FRESH, LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD. ESTABLISHED IN 1907 TO CONNECT CITIZENS AND FARMERS, THE MARKET CONTINUES ITS "MEET THE PRODUCER" TRADITION WITH A YEAR-ROUND FARMERS MARKET AND LOCALLY OWNED BAKERIES, SEAFOOD, DAIRY AND BUTCHER SHOPS. IT IS JUST A SHORT WALK AWAY FROM OUR APARTMENTS. IT IS ABOUT 8 BLOCKS AWAY.


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Washington State Convention Center

THE WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER IS LOCATED RIGHT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AND CONVIENTLY RIGHT NEXT DOOR. THE CENTER FEATURES ON-SITE PARKING, BUSINESS SERVICES AND A VARIETY OF EATERIES - ALL WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE OF THE CITY'S BEST SHOPS, SIGHTS, AND RESTAURANTS.

A  short video of our city made by Michael