I spent an afternoon wandering around the Pioneer Square area, dodging drunk tourists playing football in traffic, and families with kids going in 42 directions. Not my kind of place to hang out generally, but I was searching for The Belfry, a shop I learned about via Atlas Obscura and didn't want to miss.
I wandered through a bunch of antique shops on the way (IMO, the best way for getting to know a place, aside form libraries and a local pub), and eventually found the store tucked on a quieter street. Victorian hair paintings, skulls and other bones, gorgeous vintage school posters, old photographs - this place is well worth a visit!
I braved the tchotchke shops along the pier, walking as far as the Seattle Wheel before craving quiet, so I headed back to my little sanctuary on the Sound for a quiet afternoon of reading.