Downtown Is Open

Welcome Back Downtown

Downtown Seattle’s business and nonprofit landscape was significantly altered by COVID-19. Today, more workers and visitors are returning to the center city, helping put downtown on a steady path to recovery. Help support downtown arts and cultural venues, retailers, restaurants and other businesses by using our directory below. Updated regularly, it features over 500 listings, including hours of operation and neighborhood. See you downtown!


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Outdoor Spaces

Seattle Center Skate Plaza

The Seattle Center Skate Plaza is designed for street-style skateboarding for both newbies and seasoned skaters! This public space took the place of a former road to become an active community space. The area is free and open to all.

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Photo: Seattle Children's Museum

Seattle Children’s Museum

Seattle Children’s Museum provides an accessible, fun, and educational play experience for the community. Watch little imaginations come to life at the kid-size market, eye clinic, construction zone and more.

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Seattle Children’s Theatre

SCT is one of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the United States. With a focus on providing all children access to professional theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre offers performances of classic and original stories to audiences of all ages.


Seattle Glass Blowing Studio

Seattle Glass Blowing Studio

Whether you’re shopping for the perfect addition to your home or want to try glassblowing for yourself, Seattle Glass Blowing Studio has something for everyone. Come in to browse their selection, watch a live demo or schedule an in-person experience of your own.

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Photo: Alabastro Photography

Seattle Pinball Museum

Showcasing over 50 different pinball machines in a collection that spans more than 80 years, the Seattle Pinball Museum has something for every gaming fan. Unlimited play is included with the price of admission, with snacks and local craft beers available for purchase. 

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Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. For full listing of services and amenities, check out their website.

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Seattle Rep

Seattle Repertory Theatre is the largest nonprofit resident theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you prefer reimagined classics or world premiere musicals, there is something for everyone in their lineup of shows.

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Seattle Spheres

This innovative greenhouse-meets-office space features over 50,000 plants from 30 countries. The Spheres are open to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month. Make your reservations now to experience this downtown Seattle gem.

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Credit: Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony brings classic and modern music to downtown Seattle at the beautiful Benaroya Hall. With over 100 concerts a year, there’s something for everyone.

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Seattle’s Tall Ship Sailing Tours

Seattle’s Tall Ship operates an eye-catching sailing ship from Seattle’s historic downtown waterfront. With three public Seattle sailing tours daily, periodic special event tours and private charters, there’s no better time to explore downtown on the beautiful sailing ship The Bay Lady.


SEE Eyewear

SEE is a purveyor of the most eclectic eyewear in the country. The one-of-a-kind collection of prescription glasses are exclusively found in SEE retail stores.

Offers can change at the discretion of business owners. Please double-check on their website before making purchases.

There are plenty of safe and clean ways to get downtown, but if you choose to drive, consider visiting for the best parking rates.