Downtown is Seattle's main financial district, waterfront, and shopping area which make up the bulk of Downtown. It is also home to the landmark Pike Place Market, the soul of Seattle. The Market's traditions, products, and people create a unique shopping destination and a thriving community. Visitors and residents enjoy award-winning restaurants of all cuisines, excellent shopping including Nordstrom’s flagship store, and activities ranging from concerts, museums, and beautiful downtown parks to enjoy the breathtaking views of Seattle and the Puget Sound. Popular attractions include the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, and the first Starbuck’s Coffee Shop, located in Pike Place Market.
Downtown is the hub for Metro Bus Routes to get you wherever you need in the Greater Seattle Area and beyond, and Free Ride areas operate most hours to make travel within downtown convenient and free!