Pioneer Square

Love history? Head for Pioneer Square, the oldest neighbourhood in Seattle.

Pioneer Square was established in 1852, though we must say it’s held its age well. Brick buildings never really go out of style, and these days they house all sorts of galleries, shops and cafes. See important aspects of the city’s storied past by walking along the Trail to Treasure, then feel free to gape a bit at a waterfall in the middle of the city. Yes, a real waterfall—albeit manmade—takes centre stage at Waterfall Garden Park, and yes, you definitely want to get a picture with it.