Downtown

Things to do in Downtown

A must-see for every first-time Seattle visitor, this indoor farmers’ market of more than 200 stalls is also a crucial hub for most of the city’s restaurateurs and foodies.

Instead of beer-soaked concrete and standing-room only, this rock club for grownups offers plush cabaret-style seating in semicircular booths, and a full menu of snacks, entrées, and creative cocktails. With this kind of setup, sight lines are guaranteed, and the acoustics are great.

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Given that Seattle is filled with hikers, kayakers, and cyclists, it only makes sense that the city is home to the mother of all outdoor stores.

The handmade custom-created vintage wedding gowns at Isadora’s, based on bias-cut designs from the 1930’s, draw brides-to-be from all over the country.

Seattle’s premier museum just got a lot fancier, thanks to an $86 million expansion completed in early 2007. The ultrasleek new building now has 35 bright and pristine permanent galleries, including two with free admission that share the first and second floors with a chic restaurant.