Seattle Neighborhood Travel Guide: Fremont Edition

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I’m so excited to share my next Seattle neighborhood guide to Fremont! This neighborhood is very close to mine (Ballard), but a totally different vibe. It’s quirky, artsy, and a bit bohemian. After all, Fremont has a welcome sign that says it’s the center of the universe! Let’s dig in:

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Seattle Travel Guide: What to Eat, See, & Shop in Fremont

A Brief History of Fremont

Longtime considered the home of hippies and artists, this neighborhood in North Seattle used to be called The People’s Republic of Fremont or The Artists’ Republic of Fremont. This is the center of counterculture here in Seattle, but has become gentrified more and more. Now, it’s pretty trendy and has definitely gone through a boom. These days, housing prices have skyrocketed and it’s really become a place to shop and enjoy the nightlife. Aka not many people I know can afford to call Fremont home now, either as a renter or homeowner. Also, this neighborhood features lots of public art and a large portion of the Burke-Gilman Trail.

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Where is Fremont?

Fremont is located on the north bank of the Lake Washington Ship canal. It is north of Queen Anne, east of Ballard, south of Phinney Ridge, and west of Wallingford. The main streets of Fremont are Fremony Ave and Aurora Ave, plus N. 46th, 45th, 36th, and 34th streets. It is also just across a very cool drawbridge bridge.

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Shopping & Boutiques

Fremont is actually one of my favorite neighbors in which to shop. There are SO many cute boutiques, vintage stores, and indie shops. So I decided to start off this neighborhood guide with my list of must-shop locations:

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Restaurants

Admittedly, Sean and I need to venture over to Fremont more for dinner because there are some AMAZING restaurants there. Putting together this guide made me remember that. No matter what type of cuisine you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it in this funky neighborhood. Here some of my favorite places to eat:

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Bars & Breweries

There are tonsss of breweries and bars that I love in Fremont. Here’s a short list:

Dessert

Basically the most important part of the meal, right? Fremont has it’s share of yummy sweets shops and dessert stops. Here are a few:

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Coffee & Tea Shops

This wouldn’t be a Seattle travel guide without mentioning coffee! There are probably way more cafes that I’ve listed here, but these are my favorites that I frequent every time I’m over there:

Sightseeing Suggestions

If you feel up for checking out some touristy destinations while visiting Fremont, here’s a list of must see places:

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Everything else

I’m always wow-ed by how much there is to do in this neighborhood, so this is a list of activities that are not to be missed when visiting:

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So this is my list of personal faves for the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont. I’m hoping to share even more of the different ‘hoods I love soon, including Greenwood, Green Lake, and Pioneer Square. And if you’re local and feel like I missed something, let me know and I’ll update the travel guide!

Photography by Jojotastic & Andrew Carlton.