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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

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

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.

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

Stay in Southside Seattle

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

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Pkwy Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 575-8220
Website: http://seattle.doubletree.com
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219 suites, $$-$$$. In the heart of the Southcenter shopping area. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking. Restaurant and lounge, room service, heated pool, and exercise facilities. HA TDD

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S 176th St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 241-2000
Website: http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/seawa-seattle-airport-marriott
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459 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full service hotel. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, sauna, health club, Jacuzzi, business center. Free airport shuttle. Valet parking available. HA TDD

Hampton Inn and Suites Federal Way
31720 Gateway Center Blvd S Federal Way WA 98003
Phone: 253 946-4205
Website: http://hilton.com/search/hp/us/wa/federal_way
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142 rooms, $. Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the northwest. TDD HA

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Seattle Airport
6955 Fort Dent Way Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 206 505-9465
Website: http://seattletukwila.homewoodsuites.com
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106 suites, $$-$$$. An elegant, upscale hotel with suites that provide comfort and privacy for the business or leisure traveler. HA

Play in Southside Seattle

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

Customized Tours and Charter Service LLC
PO Box 98677 Des Moines WA 98198
Phone: 206 878-3965
Website: http://toursofseattle.com
    

Charter service/private tours andfeaturing daily tours - Seattle City Boeing, Snoqualmie Falls and Winery, Mt. Rainier Tours and more!

Shuttle Express Sedan and Limo Service
800 SW 16th St Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 981-7000 Reservations
Website: http://shuttleexpress.com
    

Seattle’s best airport transportation: Share ride, private van, sedan, limo and bus service, sightseeing, wine tours; 24-hour service!

Renton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
625 S Fourth St Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 226-4560
Website: http://GoRenton.com
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Nestled on Lake Washington's south shore and only minutes from Downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Sea-Tac Airport. Discover Renton's value, selection and convenience.

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.