Seattle, Washington sits at one of the most beautiful spots in the . Occupying a narrow isthmus between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, it is the biggest city in the , with four million people calling the area home.

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Capitol Hill is 's most densely populated neighborhood and the heart of the city's counterculture.

Packed between Elliott Bay and the hilly neighborhoods to the east, Downtown unsurprisingly contains the city's bustling financial and retail district.

Pioneer Square is 's oldest neighborhood, showcasing a wealth of art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, cool restaurants, and buzzing nightclubs within easy walking distance of most Downtown Seattle hotels.

Northwest of , Queen Anne is a hilly residential neighborhood with marvelous views of the city's skyline.


The , or "U-District", surrounds the University of Washington in northeast .

is the most populous district of .

is a neighborhood in northwest . While mostly residential, the ship canal locks are a major tourist attraction.

North is a loosely-defined area, often including anything north of the Ship Canal that bisects the city.

occupies a broad swath of between I-5 to the west and Lake Washington to the east.

's Sodo was originally "South of the Dome", referring to the now-demolished Kingdome; to keep some sense in the name, it is sometimes explained now as "South of Downtown".

's district, which bills itself as "The Center of the Universe", is known for its quirky atmosphere.

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