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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

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.

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar
18525 36th Ave S Seattle WA 98188-4967
Phone: 206 214-4282
Website: http://cedarbrooklodge.com/eat.php
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Relish fresh farm-to-table local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am-2pm and for dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm. 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

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

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.

Stay in Southside Seattle

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Seattle-Renton
One S Grady Way Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 226-7700

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226 rooms, $$. Full service newly renovated hotel. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, restaurant, lounge, free parking. HSIA, coffee makers, irons/boards, hair dryers, vanity mirrors. HA TDD

Larkspur Landing - Renton
1701 E Valley Rd Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 235-1212
Website: http://larkspurlanding.com/renton
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127 rooms, $$. Breakfast, shuttle service, wireless internet. 24-hour business center, FeatherBorne beds, fully equipped kitchens. Pet friendly. 15 minutes from airport and downtown. HA

Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport
18220 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-8188
Website: http://redlion.com
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144 rooms, $$-$$$. Direct TV Channels, room service, free airport shuttle service, restaurant, lounge, valet/laundry service, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, sauna. Sleep, Park 'n Fly packages. Pets ok. HA

Clarion Hotel Renton
3700 E Valley Rd Renton WA 98055
Phone: 425 251-9591
Website: http://clarionhotelrenton.com
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Newly renovated kings and double queens suite. Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness room, meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking, more amenities. HA TDD

Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
15920 W Valley Hwy Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 425 227-8844
Website: http://seattletacoma.embassysuites.com
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238 suites, $$$-$$$$. Two-room suites with Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave. Complimentary breakfast, nightly Manager's Reception. Airport transportation. Indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant. HA TDD

Play in Southside Seattle

Mt. Rainier Tours
PO Box 66671 Seattle WA 98166
Phone: 206 768-1234
Website: http://toursnorthwest.com/MtRainierTour.html
    

Experience Mt. Rainier National Park with a fun, informative small group tour. Air conditioned 24-passenger luxury mini-coaches May-October.

Museum of Communications
7000 E Marginal Way S Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 767-3012
Website: http://museumofcommunications.org
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Most unique collection of working central office equipment and antique telephones in the US. Tue 9am-2pm, First Sun of each month 11:30am-4pm, or by appointment. HA

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

Chambers Bay Golf Course
6320 Grandview Dr W University Place WA 98467
Phone: 253 460-GOLF (4653)
Website: http://chambersbaygolf.com
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Site of the 2015 US Open, Chambers Bay was designed the challenge the greatest players in the world, but is enjoyable for players of any skill level. Discover pure links golf while immersing yourself in panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

Puget Sound Attractions Council
1006 Industry Dr Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 208 277-8564
Website: http://seattleattractions.com
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Call or write for free "Seattle Favorites" vacation guide brochure featuring 31 major attractions and discount coupons within greater Seattle-Tacoma area.

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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.