Dragons perched on top of lamp posts greet visitors and the smell of exotic spices fills the air in our growing selection of International District, Seattle vacation rentals. This dense urban area is a virtual melting pot of cultures, paying tribute to generations of Seattle immigrants and bringing to life Eastern heritage in the colorful neighborhood.
The district is divided into three communities – Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon – each offering one-of-a-kind shops, cuisine, and culture. Urban thrill seekers and businessmen alike wander one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods in search of steaming bowls of pho and rich cultural events like Dragon Fest and the Autumn Moon festival, where the streets come alive with dragon dances, parades, and Japanese drumming.
Where is Seattle's International District?
Known locally as the Chinatown International District
, the neighborhood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The district is a popular destination for Seattle vacation rentals
because of its close proximity to Seattle's sprawling night clubs, restaurants, and music venues.
The neighborhood stretches from 4th Avenue South to Rainier Avenue, and from Yesler Way to Charles Street/Dearborn. While urban, our International District, Seattle vacation rentals offer phenomenal views of Mt. Rainier, both CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field, and other iconic downtown Seattle buildings.
Attractions in Seattle's International District
Stroll along King Street to experience the heart of Chinatown, and grab dumplings to go for a lunch in the red brick square at Hing Hay Park. You can do everything from listening to a jazz concert to exploring a Bruce Lee exhibit at The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Main Street is the anchor of Japantown, but don't forget to take a detour to KOBO Seattle
to view gallery exhibits or purchase Japanese vintage signs, jewelry, and more. Visit Kobe Terrace Park in time for the blossoming Mt. Fuji cheery trees, or wander the gardening plots at The Danny Woo Community Garden.
Jackson Street is the spine of Little Saigon, which offers fresh produce and seafood markets, and the Uwajimaya
grocery store has everything you need to create an Asian-inspired feast in the kitchen of your International District, Seattle vacation rental! When the sun sets, head to the Seattle Pinball Museum
, which not only serves up beer and snacks, but also has more than 50 games dating back to the 1960s! If you can muster up the courage, book a private room at Venus Karaoke
to sing the night away.
Restaurants in Seattle's International District
From mom and pop establishments to James Beard Award-winning restaurants, our International District, Seattle vacation rentals are surrounded by sublime cuisine to match your taste buds and budget. Order sushi at the landmark, 111 year-old Maneki Restaurant
or try tofu and hand-shaved noodles at Henry’s Taiwan. Treat yourself to bubble tea and macaroons at Saigon Bakery & Bubble Tea or dim sum and dumplings at Jade Garden.
Order a noodle dish at Hue Ky Mi Gia, tapas at Maekawa Bar, or spicy Korean barbecue at Tofully. Seattle's International District will tantalize your taste buds with sweet, savory, and spicy dishes, from quick banh mi sandwiches to szechwan noodle bowls to artful plates of sushi.
You don't have to travel to Asia to experience the rich culture and cuisine! Our International District, Seattle vacation rentals are right in Washington state
, honoring the people and heritage that make it so unique!
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