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.
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.
Do you need a car when visiting Seattle? Seattle is notorious for its traffic jams, so avoid them: most visitors find they do just fine here on foot, or using public transportation. Unless you’re planning on taking a lot of day trips out of the city, you don’t need your own car to enjoy a vacation in Seattle.
How many days do I need in Seattle? With 3 to 4 days in the city, it’s easy to experience the best of Seattle: you focus first on the city’s core, and then venture out onto the water or to one of the city’s parks. Stay in a hotel in the downtown core, like Hotel Max, for the easiest travel around the city.