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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.

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

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

BJ's Restaurant
1159 Southcenter Mall Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 206 439-7500
Website: http://bjsbrewhouse.com
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American $$. Specializing in deep dish pizza and hand crafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

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.

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.

Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites
32124 25th Ave S Federal Way WA 98003
Phone: 253 529-4000 ext.3010
Website: http://bestwestern.com
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165 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with spacious rooms. Your stay includes a deluxe breakfast buffet and airport shuttle. Call us! 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

Play in Southside Seattle

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

Seattle Southside Visitor Services
3100 S 176th St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 575-2489
Website: http://SeattleSouthside.com
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Looking for the perfect Seattle area getaway? Look no further than Seattle Southside. It is just minutes from downtown without the downtown price. HA

Seattle Heli Tours by Classic Helicopter Corp.
Boeing Field, 8535 Perimeter Rd S Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 767-0515
Website: http://classicheli.com
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Helicopter tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, and San Juan Islands. Maximize your time/view of the Northwest. Starting at $90.83/pp.

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.

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

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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.