|Capitol Hill is one of Seattle’s hippest and most vibrant neighborhoods. A stone throw away from Downtown Seattle, the Capitol Hill district contains a mix of tree-shaded streets and century-old mansions blended with trendy bistros, mod boutiques, and cocktail bars.
This district is pretty split when it comes to the different areas of the neighborhood. On one side, it’s full of artists, musicians, and students. This side features tattoo parlors, coffeehouses, and plenty of music venues and bars. The other side is more upscale with tree-lined streets, 19th century mansions, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Within this side of Capitol Hill are parks aplenty and cute, quirky shops to browse.
If shopping is a must while away on your Seattle vacation, then Capitol Hill is right up your alley. Want some eco-friendly soaps and maybe a selection of unique clothing and jewelry? Melrose Market provides just that. Looking for more of a sleek and designer space with updated threads and footwear? Totokaelo carries it. Or do you want a good book to read while staying in your vacation rental home? The Elliott Bay Book Company has got your back.
Now let’s get down to what you really want to know about: food! If you’re looking for premium restaurants, bars, or cafes, Capitol Hill has it. This downtown Seattle neighborhood provides a range of delicious foods to be devoured. Annapurna Café offers traditional dishes from India, Nepal, and Tibet. Mamnoon features bold flavors of Syrian and Lebanese fare. If you are looking for more of a cozy and informal setting, Volunteer Park Café provides just that.
New and exciting food places are constantly popping up within Capitol Hill. An old building where a local favorite unfortunately closed is now being turned into a new restaurant called Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill is currently under construction with plans to open later in 2016. It will be a bar-focused eatery featuring Thai street-style food. Tigerly Ox is another restaurant located in Seattle that is expanding its brand into Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill is a delight to explore and indulge in its scenery. With many shops, restaurants, and a few museums to check out, it is a must to see on your vacation. Be sure to plan a few days exploring this neighborhood because one day is just not going to cut it.