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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

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

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

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

Rainforest Cafe
161 Southcenter 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

Stay in Southside Seattle

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

Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport
3000 S 176th St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 242-0200
Website: http://clarionseattle.com
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214 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, free airport shuttle, free HSIA, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, room service, HBO/cable, exercise room and laundry rooms. HA

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

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
17338 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 428-2104
Website: http://hi-seatac.com
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259 rooms, $$. Seven Hills Grille restaurant. Complimentary HSIA and airport shuttle. 24-hour business center/indoor pool/Jacuzzi/exercise facilities. Pets ok. HA TDD

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area
16038 W Valley Hwy Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 425 255-0300
Website: http://marriott.com/seawv
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211 rooms, $$$. Renovated rooms, complimentary shuttle to airport, close to the largest shopping center, easy access to downtown, on-site restaurant, indoor pool. HA TDD

Play in Southside Seattle

Seattle Sounders FC
800 Occidental Ave S Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 425 203-8000
Website: http://soundersFC.com
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Sounders FC plays on the X-Box Pitch at CenturyLink Field with matches March-October. For Sounders FC tickets, call 877-MLS-GOAL.

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.

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

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

Fort Steilacoom Golf Course
8200 87th AVE SW Lakewood WA 98499
Phone: 253 588-0613
Website: http://lakespanawaygc.com/fort-steilacoom
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A fun 9-hole intermediate length golf course featuring dual tees for an 18-hole round. The beautifully manicured greens and natural plains-like setting are a pleasure to experience.

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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.