About Pioneer Square

About Pioneer Square

Where We Are

Pioneer Square is at the heart of Historic Seattle Downtown and surrounded by:

  • Retail Core to the North
  • Chinatown - International District to the East
  • SODO District to the south, home to our city's two major stadiums: CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field
  • Central Waterfront to the West

This neighborhood is served by more modes of transit than anywhere else in the city. It’s easily accessible from Interstate 5 and 90, as well as the Highway 99. Even the connection to Sea-Tac International Airport is direct and practical on the Sound Transit Link Light Rail. See the Getting Here page for more transportation options.

Check out our official guide to all the great places to shop, dine, be inspired, and have fun in the Pioneer Square neighborhood – Seattle, Washington. Published by the Alliance for Pioneer Square.

Pioneer Square is managed by two organizations- the Alliance for Pioneer Square and the Pioneer Square Business Improvement Area (BIA). The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of Pioneer Square through advocacy, programming, marketing, and community action. The oldest Business Improvement Area in the city, the businesses of the Pioneer Square BIA fund beautification, marketing and promotion, and support to the Alliance for neighborhood advocacy and activation.

The Alliance for Pioneer Square is funded in part by the 4Culture Lodging Tax. 


Who We Are

Pioneer Square is Seattle’s Original neighborhood dating back to 1852. Naturally, this historical community has experienced many changes over the course of time from natural disasters to the Gold Rush, political uprisings to urban renewals and from pioneers to a melting pot of demographics and businesses. It features the perfect balance of old coexisting with new. Imagine the history you will discover waltzing through its storied streets. Come experience the natural beauty of the neighborhood now the birthplace to thriving businesses, vibrant shops, lively arts, top rated eateries and night life ranging from manic to romantic. It's all here, waiting to be explored...