Attractions near east union apartments

Located just under 2 miles from bustling Downtown Seattle, East Union is the perfect option for people looking to find a home that has all the creature comforts of the suburbs (like peace and quiet, especially at night), with the immediate accessibility to everything a major metropolitan downtown has to offer. We provide apartments walkable to Downtown Seattle, but ones that are also just far enough out, you’ll feel worlds away. There are tons of things to keep you entertained within easy walking distance of your potential new home. From history to commerce and everything in between, here are some spots you can explore near home.


Smith Tower Observatory

Everyone knows about the Space Needle and its observation tower. And while it’s both an architectural masterpiece, with sweeping views that impress, it’s not the only player in town. At Smith Tower, an elevator whisks you up to the 35th floor where you can take in panoramic views of Puget Sound. Plus, you can imbibe on a libation or two from the bar, which features a signature cocktail that rotates on a monthly basis.


Pike Place Market

It might seem cliche, but there’s a reason for that. The bustling market is an absolute must-visit destination for first-time and longtime residents alike. Watching the famed fish throwing at least once is mandatory, but once you get that out of the way, make your way to Pike Place Chowder, where you can enjoy a piping hot bowl of one of the best clam chowders outside of Boston.


Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Learn all there is to know about the great gold rush, from the late 1890s, that is responsible for breathing new life into the Emerald City after a devastating fire and economic depression. Discover the major role Seattle played as travelers made their way to the main site: the Yukon.


Bloedel Reserve

There’s a reason Seattle is called Emerald City; it has nothing to do with the jewel, and everything to do with all the lush greenery that can be found throughout the city. This is certainly true on Bainbridge Island. Just a 35-minute ferry ride from Downtown, this small island is home to Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre nature preserve that includes gardens, ponds, forests, and even open fields. Of note is The Moss Garden; covered in a blanket of moss, it almost looks like a fantastical scene from out of a movie.


Seattle Art Museum

Known affectionately as “SAM” to locals, this museum is home to an extensive collection of Native American and Pacific Northwest artwork, which is permanently on display, as well as an ever-rotating and diverse group of temporary exhibits. Be sure to bring your appetite! The on-site eatery, TASTE, offers a rotating menu crafted from seasonal, local ingredients.


As you narrow down your choices of apartments walkable to Downtown Seattle, we hope you’ll make East Union your next home.