Just south of Seattle Center, the home of the symbolic Space Needle built for the 1962 World’s Fair, Belltown is a compact and walkable area full of restaurants and bars, the perfect place to grab cocktails and catch some seriously good tunes. Although other Seattleites might disagree (I’m looking at your Capitol Hillers), Belltown hosts some of the most exciting nightlife in this city. In addition to its rich music scene, this neighborhood pleases the eyes as well. Wander through the oddly shaped (“Z-shaped to be exact”) Olympic Sculpture Park, 8.5 acres of eclectic collection of sculptures. It’s also the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Mountains over Elliot Bay.