Capitol Hill in Instagram

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I admit, I haven’t written a lot about Seattle on Twenty-Something Travel yet, I’ve been busy working my way through all the travel  I did this winter and fall first. I had to pre-empt this to tell you that I love my new neighborhood. Love it.

We chose to live in Capitol Hill for a couple of reasons: it’s young, it’s central (good for folks without a car) and best of all it’s fun. The are is flooded with hip bars and restaurants, gay clubs and bookstores. I should be exploring the entire city we call home but so often I can find whatever I need or want within walking distance.

It’s definitely not the cheapest part of the city to live in, but it’s well worth it when you’re young, active and need constant stimulation. Here are some photos I’ve taken over the past 6 months which show why I really love this part of Seattle:

The Capitol Hill Farmer’s market, every Sunday, all year round. 

It’s all local, seasonal, and cheaper than the supermarket!

My favorite takeout place makes gorgeous Malaysian food

Lots of coffee yes, but people are cool about it. 

Community garden on a sunny day!

Gorgeous fall foliage 

Even the dumpsters are friendly

The most amazing bookstore: Elliot Bay Booksellers 

Amazing happy hour cocktails at Capitol Cider Company 

Melrose Market: when you’re planning a fancy dinner

Cherry Blossom season came early- like February

The scene all over my neighborhood for weeks 

Seattle sunset from Volunteer Park’s watertower

An urban oasis


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Stephanie Yoder is a girl who can't sit still! She is the co-founder and editor of Why Wait To See the World. Learn more about her here.
  1. The colour and that sunflower though (love the colours, need summer now!)…Aha I love your posts on Seattle, and am glad that you love your neighbourhood enough to share it with us!

    • Seattle is definitely a foodie city so research where you want to eat. Also spend a good chunk of time at Pike’s Place, preferably on a week day. It lives up to the hype.

  2. I love Capitol Hill! I spent a lot of time there when I was in Seattle about 18 months ago – I love the little cafes and the vintage stores (yeah I totally filled my suitcase up for the flight back) AND you can walk into the city from there too – perfect 🙂 Glad you guys are enjoying your new home!

  3. Love this! I’ve been waiting for you to post more about Seattle 🙂 I’ve been here since last Tuesday and I leave tomorrow; I’m so in love. How can I go back to my tiny city after this?! I think I might check out that Malaysian place today. This is my last full day and I can’t decide if I should go to the Arboretum or Gas Works Park & Lake Union Park. I know I’m running out of afternoon, ha!
    Have you taken the Bainbridge Island Ferry? It’s such a lovely sunset activity.
    And I ate lunch at Lost Lake Cafe the other day, that’s in Capital Hill, I believe. Super cool retro-inspired interior (related: love all the neon signs around the city!).

  4. entrepreneursodyssey says:

    Nice selection of photos. How is the coffee scene? We would love to visit Seattle one day when we get to spend more time in the USA.

    • I’m honestly not much of a coffee drinker but according to my husband it’s everything you would expect and more!

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