What part of Seattle is best to stay in? The best neighborhoods for first time visitors would be Downtown Seattle, Belltown and Capitol Hill, which are both in the heart of the city, packed with things to do, see, and eat, and within walking distance of highlights like the Space Needle (and the rest of Seattle Center), Pike Place Market, and downtown Seattle.
Where should you avoid staying in Seattle?
- Rainier Beach. This neighborhood has a population of 15,358.
- Riverview. A total of 3,508 people live in this neighborhood.
- University District.
- Lake City.
- Capitol Hill.
- Beacon Hill.
Is it safe to stay downtown Seattle? The city core is mostly safe before midnight — Downtown, Belltown, the International District, SoDo, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne Hill. West Seattle is also very safe. You should probably stay away from First Hill and Pioneer Place is a bit sketchy during the night time.
Is it better to stay downtown Seattle or Bellevue? Overall, Seattle is where you’ll head for any big city experiences, from events and concerts to high-end meals; Bellevue is close to the action without being at its center. You’ll find things like free parking there, too (good luck finding that in most of Seattle’s center).