Capitol Hill is a densely populated urban neighborhood, close to downtown Seattle, and a major center for the city’s LGBTQ and counterculture communities. Capitol Hill is home to some of the city’s grandest mansions and many attractions. Students here attend Seattle University, Seattle Central Community College, and Cornish College of the Arts. Broadway is the central commercial street, lively with shops, coffee houses, and restaurants.

Volunteer Park includes a conservatory, a 108-step brick water tower with one of the best views of the city and region, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Just north is the historic Lake View Cemetery hosting the graves of Seattle’s pioneers as well as iconic martial arts film stars Bruce and Brandon Lee. Another great local park is Cal Anderson Park, with a water reservoir, inverted fountain, playground, jogging path, and sports playfields.