The neighborhood of Pioneer Square around the Addison on Fourth offers great activities for the adventurous. Here are just a few to get you started.
An event to not be missed is Pioneer Square’s own Art Walk. Each first Thursday of the month businesses open their doors to art lovers seeking to appreciate local paintings, sculptures, and more. Some of which could have been created in the Addison’s own art studios downstairs. People are welcomed to take their own route on this self-guided tour stopping off at restaurants, galleries, and retail spaces. http://www.firstthursdayseattle.com/index.php
A short walk away is the Klondike Gold Rush National Museum. The museum preserves the history behind the 1897 stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle’s role in that. Great photos that showing Seattle’s start. http://www.nps.gov/klse/index.htm
To observe one of the best views in the city check out the Smith Tower observation deck. Open from 10am to dusk, see grand views of the city and Puget Sound. The Smith Tower is very historical in itself, as when it was built in 1914 (3 years after the Addison on Fourth building) it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The best part is the price of observation is half that of the Space Needle. http://smithtower.com/Observation.html
To see a whole other side of Seattle, tour the Seattle Underground. The underground tour takes you through a 75 minute walk under the streets and sidewalks. See what used to be the storefronts of old buildings and learn the darker history of Seattle’s past. http://www.undergroundtour.com/index.html
Come see what Pioneer Square has to offer at the Addison on Fourth!