Seattle Points of Interest | Pan Pacific Seattle | Our Team Recommends

Our Team Recommends

Guests of the Pan Pacific can learn about Seattle’s past and present traditions while visiting the many eclectic museum and exhibit offerings in town. The South Lake Union neighborhood is home to important historical sites, including the city’s first green space, Denny Park, adjacent to the hotel and The Center for Wooden Boats, on the shores of the lake. With strong cultural influences in arts and music, the neighborhood is home to the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and EMP Museum. Our unique city continues to thrive, offering modern additions such as the Gates Foundation and Chihuly Garden and Glass.  During your visit, we hope you enjoy the opportunity to explore the rich heritage which surrounds you! 

Team Recommendations


  • EMP Museum is an interactive space dedicated to music, science fiction and pop-culture. 
  • The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) uses open spaces and stunning views to inspire guests and start conversations. Learn about the region’s history from the 1850s through today.
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass is a dazzling display of the unique art of glass blowing from world-renowned Seattleite Dale Chihuly.
  • Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits.
  • Seattle Art Museum (SAM) houses an internationally renowned collection of artwork spanning classics to modern.
  • The Seattle Asian Art Museum is located inside Volunteer Park; Part of the Seattle Art Museum, SAAM occupies the 1933 Art Moderne building, a designated Seattle landmark, which was originally home to SAM’s main collection. In 1991 the main collection moved to a newly constructed building downtown, at which time SAAM was created. 
  • The Museum of Flight is home to more than 85 aircraft including the supersonic Concorde and the first jet Air Force One.


  • Mistral Kitchen - Chic, modern atmosphere with high style cuisine and several private lounge dining options. Grab a seat at the pastry bar to watch the experts create an artful dessert.
  • Brave Horse Tavern is the local pub to visit with delicious brick oven soft pretzels and a great selection of beer. 
  • Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria is the Northwest’s first certified Neapolitan pizzeria; urban setting with two patios and a perfect Space Needle view. Make sure to try the Caffé Cioccolato, the chocolate latte with Nutella.
  • Head to Portage Bay for delicious organic fare in a bright and modern environment.
  • Cactus offers Mexican food with a fresh twist and a delicious selection of margaritas in a colorful atmosphere.
  • La Toscanella Bakery specializes in authentic Northern Italian pastries, sandwiches, pastas, desserts, and coffee. Settle into the warm atmosphere for a croissant and coffee or a hand-made pasta lunch on the terrace.
  • At Cuoco, watch as pasta is handmade before your eyes, then incorporated into a dish from one of the best Italian menus in town by local celeb restaurateur Tom Douglas.
  • Stop in to Starbucks for quick shot of espresso or linger with a cup of local brew.


  • Be Luminous specializes in power vinyasa yoga, offering a variety of complementary yoga styles for a well rounded experience. Relaxing studio space with welcoming instructors.
  • The Bar Method is a fun upbeat workout that creates a lean, firm, sculpted body which quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles.


  • Located in the fashion district downtown, Pacific Place is your one-stop Seattle shopping destination, near Macy’s department store and local boutiques.
  • Nordstrom is Seattle’s locally-based fashion house known for impeccable quality, customer service and a broad selection of designers.
  • Shop for modern furniture and home decor featuring inspiring designs and colors for a stylish home at West Elm.


  • Paramount Theater’s architectural majesty is the ultimate backdrop for a diverse roster of musicals, concerts and comedic performances. 
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in all of the United States, with over 100 performances annually. 
  • The Fifth Avenue Theater is Seattle’s best destination for musical theater, including both new productions and touring Broadway hits. 
  • A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) is the only local theatre dedicated to producing contemporary work with promising playwrights and local performing artists. 


  • Vida Spa - Luxurious lounge, Ayurvedic treatments customized to your individual Dosha, infra-red panels in treatment rooms.  For a truly unique experience, try the Swedana treatment.
  • Check out the collection of vintage boats and learn about local maritime history at the Center for Wooden Boats. Explore the unique exhibits, rent a boat or take a public sail.
  • Pick up a treat for your favorite four legged friend at Scraps Dog Bakery & Boutique. A one-stop shop for the discerning pet lover carrying an array of all-natural, healthy foods and treats as well as the best selection of accessories in town!
  • The Seattle Great Wheel is the largest observation wheel on the West Coast, standing 175 feet tall and offering stunning views of the Puget Sound and downtown Seattle. 
  • Just steps from the hotel, our neighborhood Whole Foods Market provides fresh, organic, and hard-to-find gourmet items and unique gifts. 


  • South Lake Union Park is a modern and beautiful outdoor space with a view of the sailboats and the Space Needle.
  • The Washington Park Arboretum is a hidden horticultural gem on the shores of Lake Washington, featuring 230 acres of dynamic plants found nowhere else.
  • The Olympic Sculpture Park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying incredible views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.