A stay at the Bacon Mansion is the perfect place from which to launch your Seattle vacation. Come back to our comfortable rooms after you spend the day discovering all that Seattle and the Puget Sound region has to offer. We truly have a vast array of things to do that should fit everyone's interest. Attractions, activities, sights, museums, and dining experiences are only the beginning of what the Seattle, Washington area has to offer. Seattle definitely deserves more than one night
We have a great central location just two blocks from the Broadway shopping and restaurant district here on Capitol Hill. We are just over one mile north of downtown Seattle. We consider it an urban forest with great architectural variety. It also happens to be perfect for walks or runs through the residential streets. Volunteer Park is just a couple blocks up the hill, with a water tower that offers a great view after climbing only 114 steps. It is $18 cheaper than the Space Needle or free. There is also the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Conservatory in the park. Capitol Hill is an ever-evolving neighborhood with excellent public transportation bus service. The clubs are at the other end of the hill, about one mile away - so close enough, yet far enough away.Two blocks away, the Harvard Exit Theatre is a year-round old art house theatre that hosts films for the Seattle International Film Festival in May and June, along with two other places here on the hill and in other neighborhoods.
Almost almost every visitor asks us how far are we from Pike Place Market. It is about 2 miles away. The bus (one block away) will take you to the heart of the downtown shopping district and within two blocks of the Market. The Elliot Bay waterfront is on the other side of the market where you can catch a Washington State Ferry, Harbor or Locks Tour, visit the Aquarium or discover the new Sculpture Park.
The Space Needle and Seattle Center are just northwest of downtown and you can take the monorail from the shopping district right to its base. The Seattle Public Library is a very talked about building downtown as well as the recently expanded Seattle Art Museum. The buses are free in the downtown zone. That includes the oldest part of Pioneer Square which offers a historic Underground Tour. Seattle has also begun a street car from the shopping district to South Lake Union, a booming neighborhood for condos and the bio tech industry, and just to the west of us on the other side of I-5.
The following are a list of other activities that are recommended. We are happy to discuss and answer any of your questions so you have the best experience here in Seattle. See the "Location" tab in the top menu bar for contact information, map location, and websites for all of these activities and attractions.
Tours and Other Activities
Chihuly Garden of Glass at the Seattle Center
Woodland Park Zoo
Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder
Museum of Flight at Boeing Field. Original Air Force One and a SST are a couple highlights.
Experience Music Project is a Frank Gehry building under the Space Needle and also houses the Science Fiction Museum and the Hall of Fame.
Pacific Science Center under the Space Needle has an IMAX and butterfly house. Great for kids.
Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. More Modern Art.
Frye Art Museum on First Hill. Has Representational Art.
Museum of History and Industry
Center for Wooden Boats at South Lake Union
The Fremont Neighborhood with numerous pieces of public art like a troll and Lenin.
The Washington Park Arboretum and Japanese Garden is just to the east of us over the hill and in the Madison Valley.
Ride the Ducks Tour is a fun way to see many of the sites and leaves near the Space Needle.
Show Me Seattle Tours is a van tour of the city
Community Events and Festivals
Seattle International Film Festival late May and early June
Northwest Folk Life Festival on Memorial Day Weekend at the Seattle Center
Fourth of July Fireworks over Lake Union and over Elliot Bay
Seafair which starts just after the Fourth of July with events like Milk Carton Race on Greenlake, the numerous neighborhood parades, the Torchlight Parade and culminating the first weekend of August with the Blue Angles and Hydroplane Races on Lake Washington.
Bite of Seattle mid July at the Seattle Center
Bumbershoot Music Festival on Labor Day Weekend at the Seattle Center
Nice variety just two blocks down the street, Mexican, Thai, Mediterranean, Bar and Grill, Sushi, Vietnamese. We recently have gained two gourmet restaurants that are excellent. One is Olivar which is Spanish/French tapas cuisine and the other is Poppy by the renowned chef of the Herbfarm. Both are very popular and have been an instant hit. We can make reservations at these two if you would like us to.
Chandlers Crab House specializes in seafood, great view on South Lake Union
Daniels Broiler a great steak house on South Lake Union
Dahlia Lounge is downtown and specializes in northwest cuisine
Osteria La Spiga on 12th and Pike has great Italian
Cafe Presse is light French on 12th and Madison by Seattle University
Sports and Entertainment Venues
Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field
Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field
Seattle Storm and at Key Arena
Seattle Thunderbirds Jr. Hockey at the new arena in Kent
Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field
Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium and Bank of America Arena at Hec Ed Pavilion
Paramount Theatre has music and Broadway shows
5th Avenue Theatre has primarily Broadway shows
McCaw Hall has the Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Mens Chorus
Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley