Pioneer Square

One of Seattle’s most intriguing neighborhoods, Pioneer Square, is known for reinvention. As one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, Pioneer Square was badly damaged in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 and rebuilt on top of the ashes. If you take any of the various underground tours, you can still see the remains of the older wooden buildings and the bridges from the old and new Pioneer Square. Just south of downtown, art galleries, coffee shops, and bespoke eateries line First Avenue and bring vibrance to Pioneer Square. Join residents each week for the Pioneer Art Walk in the summer, and head up to the top floor of Smith Tower for the newly-renovated speakeasy to be transported into the Pioneer Square of the early 1900s. And on Seattle Sounders game days, put your scarves up and march with fans to the match as a team tradition. No matter what time of year, Pioneer Square is the perfect blend of history and future to get you excited about all that Seattle offers.