Fremont, priding itself in being the true free spirit of Seattle neighborhoods, has some of the most unique public art in town, including the “Waiting for the Interurban” statue at the intersection of 34th and Fremont – a statue with an ever-changing look as garments and accessories are added by creative spirits. The “Fremont Troll” makes its home under the Aurora Bridge, and yes, that really is a Volkswagen Beetle in its hand, and a photo-op not to be missed.
The art-making reaches a crescendo for the Solstice Parade in June – an only-in-Seattle event where bizarre, creative, and unique entries take to the street. Watch out for streaking bike riders with elaborate body paint – a beloved annual tradition. Shopping is eclectic too – find retro clothes, antiques, boutiques, furniture, accessories, and two good grocery stores for the basics and more. Stop by on Sundays for the Fremont Sunday Market to shop for unique handcrafts.
Eat and Drink
Paseo’s – perennial Seattle favorite with the best Cuban sandwiches just about anywhere.
Rock Creek – world class seafood in an elegant space.
Pecado Bueno – excellent happy hour with $3 margaritas!
Westward – Impeccable local seafood with unbeatable views.
Uneeda Burger – gourmet burgers with grass-fed beef, plus beer wine & shakes!
Fremont Bowl – Japanese donburi bowls with poke or chirashi and snacks!
Shopping and Activities
Fremont Sunday Market – everything you want in a local outdoor market!
Theo Chocolate Factory Tour – the most delicious hour you’ll spend all year.
Fremont Troll – the famous statue (and photo op!) awaits.
Fremont Vintage Mall – underground mazelike mall with endless fascinating finds.
First Friday Art Walk – for art (and wine!) lovers who love to discover new beauty.
Woodland Park Zoo – explore and experience 92 acres of fun, animals and live music.