Capitol Hill, Seattle Places

Part of our Seattle travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Capitol Hill, including Seattle Asian Art Museum, Cal Anderson Park and Washington Park Arboretum.
  • The best place in Capitol Hill Seattle: Seattle Asian Art Museum

    Seattle Asian Art Museum

    1400 E Prospect St
    Wed–Sun 10 AM–5 PM, Thu 10 AM–9 PM, closed Mon and Tue. $5 (some special exhibitions may be higher, usually $7); free the first Thursday of every month. An offshoot of downtown's Seattle Art Museum, SAAM displays a portion of the permanent collection balanced with rotating, consistently well-curated special exhibitions. The focus is usually on Chinese or Japanese art, where the collection reflects long-established ties across the Pacific, but does include works from as far as India. The Art Deco building (SAM's original home) is an attraction in its own right.
    Capitol Hill food nearby
  • Cal Anderson Park

    Cal Anderson Park

    1635 11th Ave E
    (near Broadway and E Pine St). A newly renovated park near Broadway and E Pine St that is very popular on sunny days. It includes a signature fountain and pond, a basketball court, tennis and softball fields, and a playground. Great for peoplewatching, and you can often see groups of people doing activities varying from hackeysack to drum circles to freeze tag to bike polo to twirling around with colorful scarves.
    Capitol Hill eat nearby
  • Washington Park Arboretum

    Washington Park Arboretum

    2300 Arboretum Dr E
    E (from 40th Ave. and E. Madison on the south to Lake Washington and SR-520 on the north). Open daily, dawn to dusk.. The Arboretum is a 230-acre park additionally serving as a botanical garden and horticultural research center, with thousands of trees and plants from temperate climates represented. An extensive network of walking trails covers the park. The Visitor's Center, near the northeast corner of the park, is open from 10 AM to 4 PM daily, and has limited parking available. Guided tours are offered on the first and third Sundays of every month, and free trail maps highlighting the major parts of the collection are available at any time.
    Broadmoor restaurants nearby
  • Japanese Garden

    Japanese Garden

    Washington Park Arboretum1075 Lake Washington Blvd E
    Hours vary seasonally: generally 10 AM until sunset, Tuesday through Sunday. Extended hours from May to September, closed December to February; check the link above for more detailed information.. $6 adults, $4 children over 5 years and seniors.. A small, formal Japanese garden within the grounds of the Arboretum, recently renovated.
    Broadmoor food nearby
  • Smith


    332 15th Ave E
    Another bar owned by Linda Derschang of Linda's fame. Although Smith regularly becomes packed in the evening, large communal tables in the center of the establishment mean you can usually find a place to sit.
    Capitol Hill
  • Coastal Kitchen

    Coastal Kitchen

    429 15th Ave E
    A casual restaurant that serves excellent food at a reasonable price. It has specials that change monthly, as they explore the cuisine of a new coastal region every three months. Very popular for brunch on weekends, with long waits at peak times, but excellent food.
    Capitol Hill
  • Cafe Lago

    Cafe Lago

    2305 24th Ave E
    Established Italian restaurant popular for vegetarian lasagna, apple-wood fired pizza, and fresh hand-made pasta (they have an employee dedicated solely to making pasta).
    Capitol Hill
  • Central Cinema

    Central Cinema

    1411 21st Ave
    A unique, smaller movie theater that shows older films. Has excellent food and beer that is served during the show. If you happen to be in town for the monthy screening of The Room, check it out as it's the best worst movie you'll ever see.
    Capitol Hill
  • Central Cinema

    Central Cinema

    1411 21st Ave
    A unique, smaller movie theater that shows older films. Has excellent food and beer that is served during the show. If you happen to be in town for the monthy screening of The Room, check it out as it's the best worst movie you'll ever see.
    Capitol Hill
  • Big Mario's New York Pizza

    Big Mario's New York Pizza

    1009 E Pike St
    Seattle's only true New York style thin crust pizza. Huge, foldable slices or whole pies. Full bar with lots of local beers. Pizza window open late night.
    Capitol Hill
  • Cafe Flora

    Cafe Flora

    2901 E Madison
    In the Madison Valley neighborhood. Upscale, all-vegetarian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Menus change weekly.
    Capitol Hill
  • The Pine Box

    The Pine Box

    1600 Melrose Ave
    3pm-2am M-F, 11am-2am SS. Located in a former funeral home (rumored to have handled Bruce Lee's body) that has now been converted to offices and a beer bar. Enjoy one of the best beer selections in the neighborhood.
    Capitol Hill
  • Poco Wine Room

    Poco Wine Room

    1408 E Pine St
    A self-billed bistropub, home to a hefty list of wines by the glass (including on tap), full bar, and beers on tap. Quiet and friendly on weeknights.
    Capitol Hill
  • Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company

    Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company

    1005 E Pike St
    Caffé Vita Coffee Roasting Company, commonly known as Caffé Vita, is a coffee roasting company in Seattle, Washington. Part of the third wave coffee movement, Caffé Vita has been named one of the top ten places "to get the best coffee in America." They source their coffee directly from farmers in Guatemala, Brazil, Ethiopia, Panama, and Sumatra.
    Capitol Hill
  • Skillet Diner

    Skillet Diner

    1400 E Union St
    We are a modern American diner & leading producer of bacon jam.
    Capitol Hill
  • Pho Cyclo

    Pho Cyclo

    406 Broadway E
    Serves the most popular pho of the 5 pho restaurants along Broadway. The prices are higher than Than Brothers, but the quality and flavors are superior. Well worth the extra dollar or two per meal!
    Capitol Hill
  • Top Pot Doughnuts

    Top Pot Doughnuts

    609 Summit Ave E
    Nestled into the neighborhood and a favorite weekend hang out for locals. Incredible doughnuts (try the feather boa doughnut!) in a very Seattle-y atmosphere. Drip coffee isn't so hot, but the freshly-brewed options are all good.
    Capitol Hill
  • Northwest Film Forum

    1515 12th Ave
    Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to becoming the nation's leading center for film artists. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, 360 days a year, as well as quarterly world premiere live performances.
    Capitol Hill restaurants nearby
  • Lakeview Cemetery

    1554 15th Ave E
    Summer 9 AM—8 PM; spring 9 AM—6 PM; winter 9 AM—4 PM. Free. Incorporated in 1872, Lakeview Cemetery is set on a hillside with views of Lake Union, the Cascades, Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains. The site holds the final resting places of Seattle's first families, many with diverse backgrounds. Many come to pay tribute at the graves of Bruce Lee and his son Brandon.
    Capitol Hill food nearby
  • Museum of the Mysteries

    954 E Union St
    Mon-Fri 12 PM—8:30 PM; Sat 12 PM—10 PM; Sun 1:30 PM—5:30 PM. $3 adults; $2 children 8-16; free for children below 8. Not so much a museum as a curio collection, featuring a hodge-podge of mysteries, from Bigfoot print casts to rare tarot card collections. Also has a gallery on Bruce Lee's days in Seattle.
    Capitol Hill eat nearby
  • Monsoon Restaurant

    Monsoon Restaurant

    615 19th Ave E
    Contemporary Vietnamese.
    Capitol Hill
  • Crush


    2319 E Madison St
    Su-Th 5PM-10:30PM, Fr-Sa 5PM-midnight. $20-$30. Rated among the best 10 new restaurants in the U.S. after it opened. Under Chef Jason Wilson's stewardship it continues to be one of the more well respected haute cuisine houses in the country. Has received countless awards, the food is good, an adventurous twist on traditional American cuisine. Reservations are strongly recommended.
    Capitol Hill
  • Quinn's


    1001 E Pike St
    Welcome to Quinns - Scott and Heather Staples (owners of Restaurant Zoe) gastropub located at 10th and Pike on Capitol Hill. Our menu features half baked chicken, wild boar sloppy joes, fish and chips, and a great burger. We have 14 beers on tap - including several Trappist ales - and of course a full bar.
    Capitol Hill
  • Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

    Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

    917 E Pine St
    we make delicious ice cream from local and organic ingredients. come in & have a scoop!
    Capitol Hill
  • Cupcake Royale

    Cupcake Royale

    1111 E Pike St
    Made from premium, local ingredients since 2003. "BEST CUPCAKE EVER!" - NPR's Splendid Table •
    Capitol Hill
  • Via Tribunali

    Via Tribunali

    913 E Pike St
    Neapolitan pizza embodies the essence of what authentic Italian pizza should be; soft, well cooked, fragrant and enclosed in a high, soft edge of crust. As a member of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association, Via Tribunali respects the culinary discipline associated with making authentic Neapolitan pizza. Specific preparation, ingredients and method of cooking are essential to recreating the tradi
    Capitol Hill
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