"The beginning of the International District"
As you travel out of downtown Seattle to the south, you encounter the International District. Full of color, culture and delicious restaurants, 5th Ave. South provides the west boundary for the district. The Metro underground bus tunnels exit at the station on this road, which is actually pretty attractive as far as public buildings go. Head across the street to Uwajimaya for some tasty treats, international groceries and cultural shopping. There are also some other really wonderful Asian restaurants along the street, I can't recommend just one. 5th Ave. S. offers quick and easy access to the interstates 5 and 90 for a quick escape out of town.