"Direct access to Capitol Hill"
Olive Way starts at Westlake Center, which has many specialty shops and dining establishments, as well as the monorail that can cheaply take you to Seattle Center and the Space Needle. Traveling along the "back" of the shopping district, shopping centers along Olive Way include Nordstrom, Pacific Place and many small shops and restaurants. The shopping in the area is the best in the city, and there are ample parking lots to stash your car as you walk around the shopping district. Olive Way also provides direct access to Capitol Hill, where you can enjoy some cultural restaurants and shops in one of Seattle's most unusual (though very friendly) areas.