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Restaurants/Cafés/Bars 

  • Plum Bistro

    Plum Makes veganism accessible to everyone and has worked to develop a sustainable business model using what the earth provides to supply wholesome, nourishing food to the community. Address: 1429 12th Ave. Seattle 98122. Phone: 206.838.5333. Hours: 11am-9:30pm.

  • Skillet Diner                

    A neighborhood joint (fantastic for brunch) that uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients and continually seeks to “redefine the meaning of comfort food.” Address: 1400 East Union Street Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.521.2001. Hours: 7am-10pm

  • Barrio Kitchen & Bar

    Barrio serves Mexican-style Northwest fare along with Latin-inspired cocktails. They offer brunch on the weekends and have happy hour daily from 3-6pm. Address: 1420 12th Ave Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.588.8105. Hours: 11am-12am.

  • 8 oz Burger

    8 oz serves a fusion of flavors combining California and Pacific Northwest inspired dishes, accented by fresh, local, and organic ingredients. 8 oz has a variety of burgers, including an exceptional veggie burger. Address: 1401 Broadway, Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.466.5989. Hours: 11:30am-11pm.

  • Café Presse

    This café features Caffe Vita coffee and house-made pastries. They have a  full bar open until 2am everyday, and a menu of casual Parisian café classics. Address: 1117 12th Ave. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.709.7674. Hours: 7am-2am.

  • AnnaPurna

    This cozy restaurant serves the traditional dishes of India, Nepal & Tibet in a colorful underground room with a bar. Vegan and vegetarian options offered. Address: 1833 Broadway, Seattle 98122. Phone: 206.320.7770.Hours: 12pm-9:30pm.

  • Oddfellows Cafe + Bar

    Oddfellows is known for their outstanding brunch. They source from predominantly local purveyors to produce simple, lovely food using as many sustainable, organic, humane and environmentally friendly ingredients as possible. Perhaps the best part about Odd Fellows is the ambience; the interior, furnishings, and fixtures are 90% salvaged, recycled or repurposed. Address: 1525 10th Ave. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.325.0807. Hours 8am-11pm.

  • Molly Moons Ice Cream

    This Seattle-born Ice Cream shop sources local ingredients to create unique flavors such as Honey Lavender, and Vegan Coconut Strawberry. Address: 917 East Pine Street Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.708.7947. Hours: 12pm-11pm.

  • Ba Bar

    Born on the streets of Saigon, Ba Bar serves vermicelli bowls, coffee, and has a small bakery. Casual and simple, Ba Bar is always delicious. Address: 550 12th Ave. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.328.2030. Hours: 9am-2am.

  • Caffe Vita

    Independent, locally owned company, meticulously sourcing some of Seattle’s best coffee, while investing in farmers who are committed to sustainable practices. Address: 1005 East Pike Street Seattle 98122. Phone: 206.709.4440. Hours: 6am-11pm.

  • Stumptown Coffee

    Stumptown is a Portland-based coffee shop that is committed to the well-being of everyone they work with, from the farmers and the communities they live in, to their employees and communities here in the States. Address: 1115 12th Ave. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.323.1544. Hours: 6am-7pm.

  • Cherry Street Coffee

    Located across the street from Seattle U, Cherry Street is a local coffee shop serving breakfast and lunch items. Try their specialty breakfast sandwiches or their homemade soups. Address: 1223 E Cherry St. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.454.3592. Hours: 6:30am-7pm.

  • Remedy Teas

    If you prefer tea over coffee, visiting Remedy Tea is a must! Remedy serves over 150 organic lose leaf teas specializing in custom blends from across the globe. Address: 345 15th Ave East Seattle, 98112. Phone: 206.323.4832. Hours: 8am-7pm.

  • Kaladi Coffee

    This coffee company from Anchorage Alaska always encompasses the energy of Seattle: they serve fair-trade coffee, the ambience has lots of hardwood, you’ll see a dog or two inside, and someone is always working on an art piece. Address: 517 East Pike St. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.257.1688. Hours: 6:30am-10pm.

  • Canon Whiskey

    Canon Whiskey and Bitters Emporium has the largest collection of spirits in the western hemisphere. Address: 928 12th Ave Seattle, 98122. Hours: 5pm-2am.

  • Rhein Haus

    A German biergarten with bratwurst, pretzels & schnitzels, plus fireplaces & bocce ball courts. Address: 912 12th Ave Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.325.5409. Hours: Weekdays 3pm-2am. Weekends 11am-2am.

  • Optimism Brewery

    Optimism is a unique microbrewery just down the street from Seattle University. They feature unique brews as well as host a variety of food trucks. Address: 1158 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. Hours: 12-12pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

  • The Garage

    The Garage is a fun place to get a drink and order food. In addition to their food and drink, the Garage has bowling lanes and pool tables if you need some entertainment for the night. Address: 1130 Broadway Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.322.2296. Hours: 3pm-2am.

  • Capitol Hill Cider

    If you are gluten free, visiting Capitol Hill Cider is a must. They have a 100% gluten-free menu, and a full bar with 30 taps. This cozy restaurant and bar is open for Brunch (on the weekends), lunch, and dinner. Address: 818 E Pike St. Seattle, 98122. Phone: 206.397.3564. Hours: 11am-2am.

Museums

  • Frye Art Museum

    The Frye is a smaller museum that features painting and sculpture from the nineteenth century to the present. It is located just blocks away from Seattle University’s campus.Address: 704 Terry Ave. Seattle, 98104.Phone: 206.622.9250. Hours: 11am-7pm.

  • Seattle Art Museum

    SAM’s main museum is in downtown Seattle; the Seattle Asian Art Museum is in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill; the Olympic Sculpture Park is on the Seattle waterfront. Check the website for specific hours.

  • Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

    Dale Chihuly is a native-Washingtonian. His the Exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden. If you plan on visiting the Chihuly Museum and the Space Needle, make sure purchase a discounted package ticket here. Address: 305 Harrison Street Seattle, 98109. Phone: 206.753.4940. Hours: 9am-9pm. 9am-10pm on Weekends.
  • Museum of Flight

    (Boeing Field) is an air and space museum south of downtown Seattle at King County International Airport. It holds more than 150 aircraft and Boeing’s original manufacturing plant. Address: 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108. Phone: 206.764.5700. Hours: 9am-5pm.

  • The Experience Music Project (EMP)

    (at Seattle Center) features award-winning exhibits covering different aspects of pop culture and includes many interactive activities and a sound sculpture. Address: 325 5th Ave N. Seattle, 98109 Hours: 10am-7pm.

  • The Pacific Science Center 

    (At Seattle Center) contains an imax Theater, a butterfly house, a planetarium and many hands-on exhibits. Address: 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, 98109. Phone:206.443.2001. Hours: 10am-6pm.

  • The Wing Luke Asian Museum

    Located in the International District, it is the only museum in the country devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience. Address: 719 S King St. Seattle, 98104. Phone: 206.623.5124. Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday closed.

  • The Burke Museum 

    Located at the University of Washington, it is Washington’s oldest museum and has a permanent collection of over 14 million artifacts highlighting natural history. Address: 4331 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, 98195.Phone: 206.543.7907. Hours:10am-5pm.

Active (Outdoor) Attractions

  • Seattle Cycling Tours 

    What’s the best way to get to know a city? By bicycle of course! Seattle Cycling Tours offers tours through downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island, and Ballard. Address: 714 Pike Street Seattle, 98101. Phone: 206.356.5803. Hours:10am-4pm.

  • Seattle Bike Share Program

    If you prefer to cycle on your own, you are in luck! Seattle has a bike share program called Pronto. Pronto is an affordable way to cruise around Seattle on a bike. There are over twenty bike stations you can explore Seattle’s different neighborhoods. Check out more information here.

  • Volunteer Park

    This hidden gem is at the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood. The 50 acre- park was designed by the Olmstead brothers—that duo that designed Central Park in NYC. If you visit Volunteer Park, make sure to grab a coffee or pastry before at the charming Volunteer Park Café which located just outside of the park. Address: 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, 98112.

  • Gas Works Park

    This iconic Seattle park located on the site of what used to be the Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant. Situated on the north end of Lake Union, the park offers views of the Seattle skyline. Address: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, 98103.

  • Kayak on Lake Washington

    The University of Washington’s Waterfront Activites Center  is located directly behind Husky Stadium. They rent canoes and rowboats for $10/hour. Take link light rail from the Capitol Hill station to the University of Washington station and you are within walking distance! Address: 3710 Montlake Boulevard Northeast, Seattle, 98195. Hours: 10am-7pm. Phone:206.543.9433.

  •  Live Love Flow Yoga Studio

    Live Love Flow is Seattle’s Premier Indoor cycling and vinyasa fusion studio. They offer spin classes, yoga classes, and combination classes. The studio is conveniently located across the street from Seattle U’s campus. Address: 1223 E. Cherry Street, Seattle, 98122. Hours: Check online schedule. Phone: 206.322.FLOW (3569).

Other Attractions

  • The Space Needle

    Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it is now a landmark for the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can reach the top by purchasing tickets online. If you visit, feel assured; the Space Needle was built to withstand a 9.1 magnitude earthquake. If you’re hungry, visit The SkyCity Restaurant at the top, which serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. If you plan on visiting the Space Needle and the Chihuly Museum, make sure to purchase a discounted package ticket here. Address: 400 Broad St, Seattle, 98109. Hours: 8am-12am.

  • Theo Chocolate Tour

     Theo Chocolate is a company from the Fremont (Seattle) neighborhood. They source fair-trade & organic confections and offer educational tours with delicious free samples. Tickets are $10 for an hour-long tour. Address: 3400 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle, 98103. Hours: 10am-6pm. Phone: 206.632.5100.

  • Elliott Bay Book Company

    This charming bookstore frequently hosts authors and also has a café. It is conveniently located less than 2 blocks from Seattle U’s campus. Address: 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, 98122. Hours:10am-6pm.

  • Metzger Maps of Seattle 

    This map store is the oldest (since 1950) and largest map store in Seattle. Metzger’s is almost like a map museum, supplying maps from all over the world. If you enjoy geography and maps, you will not be disappointed. Address: 1511 1st Ave, Seattle, 98101. Hours: 10am- 8pm. Phone: 206.623.8747.

  • The Gates Foundation

    Learn about the international and local projects that the Gates Foundation supports. This interactive museum is accessible as a self-guided venture, or with a complementary guide. Admission is free. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Address: 440 Fifth Avenue North. Seattle, 98109. Phone:206.709.3100 x7100.

  • Seattle's Great Wheel

    The Great Wheel opened in June of 2012 and is the largest observation wheel on the west coast, rising to 175 feet. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased online. Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101. Hours: 10am-11pm. Phone: 206.623.8607.

  • The Seattle Aquarium 

    The aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Elliot Bay Waterfront. Address: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101. Hours: 9:301m-5pm. Phone: 206.386.4300.  

Walking Tours

  • Seattle First Hill Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour

    (Approximately 40 minutes starting at the Cathedral). Use the above link to access a fun, 40-minute self-guided tour. This is a perfectly complements a visit to St. James Cathedral, and extends the history of the Cathedral into Seattle’s cultural and economic history into the surrounding First Hill neighborhood.

  • Pioneer Square Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Take Bus #3 or #4 to 3rd & James. You can catch bus #3 or #4 2at 12th and Jefferson heading west. Then either:

    Walk The Underground Tour

    The 75-minute guided walking tour highlights the historic subterranean passages that once were the main roadways of downtown Seattle. Address: 614 1st Avenue Seattle, 98104. Phone: 206.682.4646. Hours: 9am-7pm daily.

     OR 

    Walk to Milepost 31

    Milepost 31 is an award-winning information center that highlights the people and projects that shaped Pioneer Square, and provides an inside look at the State Route 99 Tunnel Project. Address: 211 1st Ave. S. Seattle, 98104. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. Admission is free. 

For Sunday Mass

  • Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius

    The Chapel of St. Ignatius is Seattle University's main chapel and primarily hosts our Roman Catholic liturgies. It is an award-winning chapel due to its unique architecture by the famous Steven Holl. Whether you are Catholic or not, the chapel is a must-see! Mass times: 12:30pm, Monday–Friday. Sunday 11am. Visiting hours 7am-10pm.

  • St. James Cathedral  

    St. James Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral church in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, and is about a 10-minute walk from Seattle U’s campus. Address: 804 9th Ave, Seattle, 98104. Mass times: Sundays 8am, 10am, 12pm, & 5:30 pm. Weekdays 8:15am, 5:30pm.

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