Looking for the perfect Seattle neighborhood for your upcoming vacation? This scenic port city has many unique neighborhoods to choose from like Fremont and Belltown, but well-located South Lake Union could just be the perfect place for you! Our South Lake Union vacation rentals are affordable, modern, and well-equipped with everything you need for your weekend escape in the Pacific Northwest. So, whether you’re traveling with kids or embarking on a business trip, we have you covered.
South Lake Union Condo Rentals
Timeless luxury meets affordability in our Union SLU condo rentals, right off Aurora Avenue. Two blocks from the south side of Lake Union, a half a mile from the Amazon campus and the new Facebook HQ, and a half a mile from the Seattle Center, travelers love to stay here for both business and pleasure! Take note of the pet-friendly policy, community facilities (including a game room and fitness center), and a grand total of six rooftop decks with unmatched panoramic views of Seattle!
Named Tenass Chuck ("little water") by the Chinook people, Lake Union is the smaller cousin of the more sizeable Lake Washington (Hyas Chuck, or "big water") to the east. However, this "small" body of water should not be underestimated. Lake Union boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, and watercraft rentals along the lakefront, sure to keep travelers entertained for the duration of their stay! Take a stroll to Lake Union Park and take in views of the water and the buildings downtown. The MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) is right in the park and is always worth a visit. On a sunny day, rent a kayak or a canoe and explore the lake – bring sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, and of course your waterproof camera!
Fine Dining in South Lake Union
Right on the lake, you're guaranteed to find some of the best restaurants in Seattle. On the Fourth of July, eat at Chandler's Crabhouse and gather on the dock outside to watch the fireworks over the lake. If seafood isn't really your thing, Daniel’s Broiler boasts some of the best steaks in the country with amazing happy hour prices to boot. When its Lake Union location gets busy, take a trip over the 520 Bridge! The Bellevue location is up on the 21st floor of the Bank of America building, and features live entertainment every Tuesday through Saturday night from locally acclaimed piano man Jim Washburn.
For a different kind of live entertainment, make reservations at Teatro ZinZanni in the Seattle Center for dinner, drinks, and a live comedy cabaret experience - perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, and other special occasions.
Neighborhoods Near South Lake Union
After dinner, head to a nearby neighborhood to experience the vibe of a different part of the city. Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, directly to the east, has everything from gorgeous, expansive Volunteer Park to bustling nightlife on Pike/Pine. The Queen Anne
neighborhood, northwest of our South Lake Union vacation rentals, is elegant and charming, with some of the oldest historic homes in Seattle. Lower Queen Anne also lays claim to the world-famous Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle!). Visitors with a free day to spare will love exploring the grounds, touring a museum (the EMP and Pacific Science Center are great for families) or attending one of many year-round festivals, from Seattle PrideFest to Northwest Folklife.
Vacationers flock to the Pacific Northwest all year long for world-class dining, clean air, and some of the most breathtaking cityscapes in the world. Don't miss the chance to experience all Washington State
has to offer when you book your stay in our South Lake Union vacation rentals.
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