Take a Trip to the University District

Take a Trip to the University District

The University of Washington is located in Northeast area of Seattle. This large university, approximately 30,000 people attend the school, dominates this whole area. This is one of my fave areas of Seattle. I might be a bit biased as I’m a graduate of the University of Washington. I lived in the U-district for approximately three years. It’s a great area for students and well, for anyone!
The University of Washington is populated with the large university, lots of delicious restaurants, as well as some cultural activities. The food in this area is among the best in the city. Head on over to this part of the Emerald City the next time that you’re in Seattle!

Cuisine
One of my favorite aspects of attending the University of Washington, and living in the area, was the delicious food. While it varies as businesses do open and close, the University District offers all types of food, from German to Nepalese to vegan Thai. The food is tastu and typically less expensive than it would be in other areas of the city.
Seattle has a large Asian population. Visitors to the city really need to take advantage of that fact. The University District offers a wide variety of Asian options.  Make sure to grab one of my favorite drinks, bubble tea!
Cultural Activities
Benaroya Hall is a glorious symphony hall located on the University of Washington campus and houses the Seattle Symphony. In addition to the symphony, there is a dedicated space in Benaroya Hall that is utilized as a learning and teaching center called the Soundbridge Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center. This contains hands-on exhibits and orchestra instruments.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Located just north of the main campus area lies the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. There are a myriad of exhibits and areas entertaining to both kids and adults. There are displays and exhibits on the lower level that illustrate traditional Japanese cultures, as well as Maori cultures. There are exhibits such as the Carnivale exhibits and even one on coffee.
The University District in Seattle is just one area to see but it is one rich in food and culture. Spend some time in the little shops and used bookshops. It has a vibe that is all its own.