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Southside Seattle


Much more than just a hub of travel (via the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) and bedroom community to Seattle, there are countless offerings in the communities that make up Southside — and there’s hardly a more central and easy launching point for a variety of outdoor adventures.
 
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Southside is just a quick drive or Link Light Rail ride to downtown and includes the towns of Kent, Burien, Sea Tac, Tukwila, Normandy Park and Des Moines. Among these communities, there are a number of dining, shopping and entertainment options.
 

 
Museum of Flight Boeing Field
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Attractions in this area include the Museum of Flight, casinos in Tukwila and the Emerald Downs horse racing tracks. Westfield Southcenter is the largest shopping center in the Puget Sound area with dozens of stores and restaurants and a movie theater. There are also numerous community-wide events held in this open-air shopping complex.
 
Other sights to see include the Burien Town Square, which features a nice downtown core of shops and restaurants. Also, the Normandy Park Towne Center in Normandy Park, which is considered one of Seattle’s hottest communities as it has undergone a beautiful transformation since 2002, offers an array of businesses to check out.
 
Bird-watchers and fresh-air lovers have plenty of options in Southside, too. More than 30 miles of trails are easily accessible via the Interurban or the Green-Duwamish River trails. Additionally, the 304-acre Green River Natural Resources Area features wetlands that are home to viewable waterfowl and wildlife populations. 

Eat in Southside Seattle

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
17620 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-7153
Website: http://spencersforsteaksandchops.com
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Steakhouse $$-$$$. Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. HA TDD

Starbucks Coffee Company
2401 Utah Ave S Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 800 23L-ATTE
Website: http://starbucks.com
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Coffee Houses and Espresso. Leading retailer, roaster and specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans.

Gateway Grill
18118 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 244-6666
Website: http://radisson.com/seattlewa_seatac
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American, $$. Casual/fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Rainforest Cafe
161 S. South Center Mall Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-8882
Website: http://rainforestcafe.com
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American $$. Your adventure is about to begin! This recreated rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. HA

Seven Hills Grille
17338 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-1000
Website: http://hi-seatac.com
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Northwest $$$. Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. HA

Stay in Southside Seattle

Days Inn Seattle South Tukwila
13050 48th Ave S Tukwila WA 98168
Phone: 206 241-2200
Website: http://southseattledaysinn.com
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116 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, truck parking, airport shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wireless Internet access, and cable. Ten minutes from the airport. HA

Days Inn Kent
22420 84th Ave S Kent WA 98032
Phone: 253 395-5444
Website: http://daysinn.com/hotel/20593
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93 rooms, $$. Newly renovated rooms close to freeways, shopping and dining. Complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Jacuzzi. Refrigerator, microwave.

Red Roof Inn
16838 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-0901 ext 402
Website: http://redroof-seattle-airport.com
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152 rooms, $-$$. Newly remodeled rooms. Friendly, courteous service, free local calls. In-room movies and games. Park and Fly available. 24-hour shuttle. Call about shuttle to cruise ships. Pets ok.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle-Airport
19621 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 592-8545
Website: http://hiexpress.com/seattleairport
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171 rooms, $$. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking during stay. T1 high speed Internet, complimentary Express Start "hot" breakfast. Spacious suites with full kitchens. Pets ok. HA TDD

Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave S Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 214-4382
Website: http://cedarbrooklodge.com
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104 guest rooms. 18 acres of wetlands, minutes to Sea-Tac International Airport. Check in 4pm. HA

Play in Southside Seattle

Carey Chauffeured Services
1237 S Director St Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 762-3517
Website: http://careyofseattle.net
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Choice not chance. 24-hour access to the world's most trusted network of chauffeur driven limousines, sedans, vans and SUVs.

Ken's Baggage & Frozen Storage
17801 International Blvd, PMB#100 Seattle WA 98158
Phone: 206 433-5333
Website: http://kensbaggage.com
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Baggage storage and freezer storage at Sea-Tac Airport. Also UPS, FedEx, infant seat rental, notary public, ticket and key holding service, packaging supplies. HA

Lake Wilderness Golf Course
25400 Witte Rd SE Maple Valley WA 98038
Phone: 425 432-9405
Website: http://lakewildernessgc.com
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Our 18-hole golf course offers short narrow fairways, testing all skill levels and rewarding the accurate shot maker. Let us host your next tournament.

Alaska Airlines
PO Box 68900 Seattle WA 98168
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Website: http://alaskaair.com
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24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 445-4435.

The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 768-7105
Website: http://museumofflight.org
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The past, present and future of flight comes alive in a world-class collection, rich exhibits and a full schedule of special programs. Daily 10am-5pm.

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Quick Info

Many visitors arrive to Southside when they land at Sea-Tac International Airport. The Link Light Rail can take those visiting the Southside to many points in downtown Seattle.