The popular neighborhood of Queen Anne in Seattle, just to the northwest of downtown, offers a lot more than a work-out while you stroll around this fairly hilly section of town! You'll spot a fair number of houses in the eye-catching Queen Anne architectural style, as well as pass by unique shops, art galleries, and a number of eateries, including neighborhood favorite 5 Spot, open late with an eclectic, comfort food menu... and great people-watching at all hours. Like all of our Seattle vacation rentals
, Vacasa's Queen Anne getaways offer a comfortable home base for exploring the Emerald City on foot, by car, or even public transportation!
At the base of the hill, Lower Queen Anne is still an easy walk to iconic downtown attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But when you travel further up bustling Queen Anne Avenue, you'll be rewarded with even more attractions along the way, from city parks to bookstores, and of course, a number of coffee houses - perfect if you need a break during your climb. As you can imagine, the view from the top of the hill is just stunning! Even from the halfway point of Kerry Park, you'll have a breathtaking panoramic view of both Elliott Bay and the unique Seattle skyline.
Queen Anne is a pleasant mix of both businesses and residential streets, but if the idea of huffing and puffing your way up to your hill-top retreat makes you nervous, don't worry! Most of Vacasa's Queen Anne vacation rentals include a parking spot, so driving around town (and back home) is definitely an option on the days you want to be gentle on your knees. And if you feel like a one-of-a-kind day trip, you can take a quick plane ride to the San Juan Islands
for a day of whale watching and sight-seeing, but still be back in your Queen Anne neighborhood by bed-time.
Appealing to adventurous travelers who are looking for a bit of quirk, as well as a quieter, not-right-in-the-middle-of-it appeal, the Queen Anne neighborhood is about two-and-a-half miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle. Give it a look: this Seattle neighborhood might just have the Washington vacation rental
you've been searching for!
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