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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

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.

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

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

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.

Stay in Southside Seattle

Best Western Plus Plaza by the Green
24415 Russell Rd Kent WA 98032
Phone: 253 854-8767
Website: http://plazabythegreen.com
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This top-rated hotel is a hidden gem, located on the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent, 18 miles south of Seattle and 7 miles from Sea-Tac airport.

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

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.

Super 8 Motel of Sea-Tac
3100 S 192nd St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 433-8188
Website: http://super8.com/hotels/washington/seattle/super-8-seatac/hotel-overview
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119 rooms, $. Cable TV with HBO, free local calls, high speed wireless Internet. Super Start breakfast, guest laundry, park and fly package, courtesy shuttle. Walk to restaurants. Pets ok. HA TDD

Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle Tacoma Airport
18118 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 244-6666
Website: http://radisson.com/seattle-hotel-wa-98188/waseatac
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204 rooms, $$-$$$. Convenient airport location, near light rail to downtown Seattle. Indoor pool. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. HSIA. RBG Bar and Grill. HA

Play in Southside Seattle

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

Muckleshoot Casino
2402 Auburn Way S Auburn WA 98002
Phone: 800 804-4944 x2809
Website: http://muckleshootcasino.com
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2,600 machines, over 100 tables, poker, keno, eight restaurants, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy. Open every day. HA TDD

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.

Yellow Cab
74 S Hudson St Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 206 622-6500
Website: http://yellowtaxi.net
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Fastest, most reliable taxi service from the Northwest's largest taxi fleet. Express airport service, package delivery, 24-hour dispatched taxis. VISA MC AMEX

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.

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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.