12/29/2017 Louisa Cranston Neighborhood Guide | Tips & Ideas

Magnolia Awaits You!

Welcome to this largely undiscovered gem of a Seattle neighborhood! While geographically, Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood in Seattle – thanks to expansive, beautiful Discovery Park – it has a quiet cozy residential feel with breathtaking views to the southwest and a bustling central village. As it’s located on a small peninsula just northwest of downtown Seattle, getting to all of your favorite Seattle landmarks is a breeze by car, bike, public transit, Uber or Lyft!

Stay at the beautiful Magnolia Pine ‘N’ Sea Cottage next time you come to Seattle, and find out why Magnolia is so popular with locals. Walk just a few blocks to wander through the adorable Magnolia Village for a cup of coffee, fresh pastry and a dose of retail therapy – or explore the wilds of Discovery Park while you get some refreshing exercise and commune with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.



Magnolia Village

The dining and retail center in the heart of Magnolia is known to locals as the Village. Wandering down McGraw Street, you’re able to experience the many charms of Magnolia that make up its own unique personality. Grab a bite to eat with friends and family, and spend an afternoon combing through charming boutiques in search of your new favorite item! Bonus: Magnolia Village is just a two minute walk from the Magnolia Pine ‘N’ Sea!



Petit Pierre is the perfect place to grab some flaky french pastries in the morning or a light lunch in the middle of your day of shopping! This authentic French bakery has some of the best croissants in the Emerald City. And who doesn’t love a delicious cup of locally roasted Stumptown Coffee?

Down the road, you’ll find Serendipity Cafe. Swing by on the first Wednesday of every month for a lively open mic night and check the calendar for local live music.
For dinner, wander over to Modello Ristorante Italiano for a romantic, casually elegant dinner, perfect for you and your sweetheart! One of Seattle’s best kept secrets, Modello is guaranteed to delight. Try the lasagna bolognese, we’re sure you’ll be thinking about it for the remainder of your Seattle getaway!



Magnolia’s Bookstore opened its doors in 1992 and since then has been a staple for locals in search of a great read. Need a recommendation for your next page-turner? The friendly staff at Magnolia Bookstore is quick to help you find exactly what you need. And even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, there’s something therapeutic about walking through shelves filled to the brim with old books, in search of your next literary adventure.

Planning your big day? You’ll want to take a look at Unveiled Bridal Boutique in The Village. This beautifully quaint bridal shop is the perfect place to find your dream dress. Grab your entourage and contact Unveiled for an appointment!


During the warmer months, you can walk over to the Magnolia Farmers Market for some fresh vegetables and unique local finds! Bring back the freshest PNW ingredients to cook a beautiful meal for friends and family. The Pine ‘N’ Sea kitchen is fully stocked and ready to help create something delicious.


Discovery Park

As the largest city park in Seattle, Discovery Park is Magnolia’s crowning gem. This park will give you the chance to truly explore Magnolia on your way to the former Fort Lawton site. From the park, you’ll see spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Cascades, and the Olympic Mountains! If mountains don’t quite cut it for you, there’s also tide pools to splash in, sand dunes to climb, and forests to explore. They don’t call it Discovery Park for nothing – you could walk these trails for hours and still discover something new around every corner!



Book your escape at the Magnolia Pine ‘N’ Sea Cottage, a cozy and beautiful one bedroom rental that is perfect for up to 2 guests! Snuggle up by the fireplace on chilly days, or explore the heart of the neighborhood just a short walk away. And when you’re done with a long day of exploring, soak in the spectacular claw-foot tub with a glass of Washington wine! What could be better than that?

118 N 36th St, Suite A, Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-4210