Visitors Home > Discover > Neighborhoods > Southside Seattle

Seattle Neighborhoods: Southside Seattle
Book Now

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.
 
Link Light Rail
Courtesy of Sound Transit
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
Eric Sheckler
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
   Show me on Map   

American $$. Your adventure is about to begin! This recreated rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. HA

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar
18525 36th Ave S Seattle WA 98188-4967
Phone: 206 214-4282
Website: http://cedarbrooklodge.com/eat.php
   Show me on Map   

Relish fresh farm-to-table local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am-2pm and for dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm. HA

Starbucks Coffee Company
2401 Utah Ave S Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 800 23L-ATTE
Website: http://starbucks.com
   Show me on Map   

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.

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
17620 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-7153
Website: http://spencersforsteaksandchops.com
Show me on Map   

Steakhouse $$-$$$. Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. HA TDD

Seven Hills Grille
17338 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-1000
Website: http://hi-seatac.com
Show me on Map   

Northwest $$$. Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. HA

Stay in Southside Seattle

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
Show me on Map   

204 rooms, $$-$$$. Convenient airport location, near light rail to downtown Seattle. Indoor pool. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. HSIA. RBG Bar and Grill. HA

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
   Show me on Map   

142 rooms, $. Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the northwest. TDD HA

Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
15920 W Valley Hwy Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 425 227-8844
Website: http://seattletacoma.embassysuites.com
Show me on Map   

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

Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites
32124 25th Ave S Federal Way WA 98003
Phone: 253 529-4000 ext.3010
Website: http://bestwestern.com
   Show me on Map   

165 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with spacious rooms. Your stay includes a deluxe breakfast buffet and airport shuttle. Call us! HA

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
17338 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 428-2104
Website: http://hi-seatac.com
  Show me on Map   

259 rooms, $$. Seven Hills Grille restaurant. Complimentary HSIA and airport shuttle. 24-hour business center/indoor pool/Jacuzzi/exercise facilities. Pets ok. HA TDD

Play in Southside Seattle

Seattle Heli Tours by Classic Helicopter Corp.
Boeing Field, 8535 Perimeter Rd S Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 767-0515
Website: http://classicheli.com
  Show me on Map   

Helicopter tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, and San Juan Islands. Maximize your time/view of the Northwest. Starting at $90.83/pp.

Alaska Airlines
PO Box 68900 Seattle WA 98168
Phone:
Website: http://alaskaair.com
   Show me on Map   

24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 445-4435.

Washington National Golf Club
14330 SE Husky Way Auburn WA 98092
Phone: 253 333-5000
Website: http://washingtonnationalgolfclub.com
   Show me on Map   

Home to University of Washington Husky golf teams, Washington National Golf Club combines an award-wining layout with a theme that celebrates the traditions of the University of Washington.

Seattle Southside Visitor Services
3100 S 176th St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 575-2489
Website: http://SeattleSouthside.com
   Show me on Map   

Looking for the perfect Seattle area getaway? Look no further than Seattle Southside. It is just minutes from downtown without the downtown price. HA

The Outlet Collection | Seattle
1101 Outlet Collection Way Auburn WA 98001
Phone: 253 833-9500
Website: http://theoutletcollectionseattle.com
    Show me on Map   

The Outlet Collection | Seattle is the largest indoor outlet mall in the Pacific Northwest. With a mix of 130 traditional and outlet stores, TOCS is the ultimate outlet destination.

Partner Advertisement

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.