As mentioned in other reviews this area is where the underground tours take place. The area is a bit run down however, the architecture holds some history and is worth strolling through on your way to the waterfront.
About Pioneer Square
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the underground tour was nothing great for the money. You walked down stairs then upstairs several times. the basements were at one time the street level but they raised the streets and closed off the first floor. Almost nothing to see.
There is a lot of great architecture around this area. It is a nice stroll and take in the sights. We saw buskers and did not notice any homeless people of hecklers as some have expierienced.
They suck you in - you think you need to stay around here to be centrally located but the shelters and missions are here for the entire homeless population of Seattle - stay closer to Pike Market.
If you like history and want to hear about the history of Seattle this is the tour for you. I found it to be very interesting. As others have said there is a lot of up and down old stairs. If you have mobility issues...More
Pioneer square is nothing special. A lot of homeless people hanging around. There are some cool shops with a bit of history here but not a particular activity I would recommend or repeat.
This place is the hangout for all of Seattle's homeless population. They are there to heckle the tourist. Other than the underground tour, there is nothing really great to see there. Even the totem pole is a reproduction.
This place is named Pioneer Square for a reason and we didn't learn it until we had our small plane ride around the city. The initial settlement in the area by Europeans was across the bay but this is number 2. The area is perfectly...More