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University District

Surrounding the University of Washington, the University District is an eclectic mix of urban shopping areas; historic homes and architecture; and great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and theaters. The “U District” has a youthful and relaxed feel with lots of dining and shopping deals to take advantage of.
 
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Much of the charm of the U District can be found in simply strolling the neighborhood. The University of Washington’s gorgeous grounds include historic buildings, gardens, sprawling green spaces and, in spring, blossoming cherry trees.  “The Ave,” (University Way) is a popular gathering place, with lots of indie eateries and funky shops. And on 17th Avenue N.E., a tree-lined lane known as Greek Row, passersby can admire the stately mansions that house UW’s fraternities and sororities.
 
Attractions include the stellar collections at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum of Natural and Cultural History. There are also acclaimed dance, theater and music performances at Meany Hall.
 
Those looking for outdoor pursuits will feel right at home among the students who can often be found kayaking on Lake Union or Portage Bay, biking the Burke-Gilman trail or catching a football game at Husky Stadium, known for its unique tailgating parties (some tailgaters arrive by yacht rather than by car).

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Stay in University District

Travelodge Seattle University
4725 25th Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 525-4612
Website: http://travelodgeseattleuniversity.com
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74 rooms and apartments, $-$$. Blocks from University of Washington, Husky Stadium and Children’s Hospital. Across from University Village Mall. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.

University Motel Suites
4731 12th Ave NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 522-4724
Website: http://universitymotelsuites.com
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21 suites, $. Located in the heart of the University District. Spacious suites with separate bedroom, living room and full kitchen. University of Washington, attractions, shopping and fine dining easily accessible.

College Inn Guest House
4000 University Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 633-4441
Website: http://collegeinnseattle.com
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27 rooms, $. Private, clean, comfortable rooms for budget minded travelers. Continental breakfast included. Separate men's and women's bathrooms/showers on each floor. Restaurant and pub on-site.

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 826-4242
Website: http://watertownseattle.com
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100 rooms, $$-$$$. Upscale hotel located near University of Washington. Free HSIA, complimentary hot breakfast bar, bicycles, exercise room. Free local shuttle and parking. No pets. HA TDD

University Inn
4140 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 632-5055
Website: http://universityinnseattle.com
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102 rooms, $$. 100% smoke free. Three blocks from University of Washington. Complimentary breakfast bar. Free local shuttle, free wireless Internet access, free parking. Seasonal pool. Pets ok. HA TDD

Play in University District

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
17th Ave NE and NE 45th St Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 543-5590
Website: http://burkemuseum.org
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Dinosaurs, fossils and fabulous Native American art. Family events and much more. Museum cafe. Daily 10am-5pm. First Thu until 8pm.

University Village
2623 NE University Village, Ste 7 Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206 523-0622
Website: http://uvillage.com
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Over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Crate and Barrel, J. Crew, H&M, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie. HA

UW World Series
UW Campus Box 351150 Seattle WA 98195-1150
Phone: 206 685-0995
Website: http://uwworldseries.org
    

The UW World Series’ mission is to present diverse and dynamic live performances and educational experiences that fuel artistic discovery, life-long learning, and cultural exchange. The UW World Series is integral to the University of Washington’s commitment to the local and global communities in which it exists.

University of Washington Husky Stadium
3910 Montlake Blvd Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 685-3290
Website: http://gohuskies.com
 

"The Greatest Setting in College Football" is newly-renovated and features several spaces offering unique opportunities for all types of corporate events and special occasions.

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St Seattle WA 98195
Phone: 206 616-9625
Website: http://henryart.org
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Henry Art Gallery is a museum of contemporary art and ideas, featuring groundbreaking exhibitions by local and emerging international artists.

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Quick Info


Bus routes 71-73 service the University District from downtown.