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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

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

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

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

Home2 Suites by Hilton - Seattle/Tukwila
300 Upland Dr Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 623-7300
Website: http://seattletukwila.home2suites.com
   

Opening December 2014! Modern and eco-friendly, our studio and one-bedroom suites offer an inspiring environment that allows for greater productivity or to simply relax and unwind.

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

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

Best Western Airport Executel
20717 International Blvd Seattle WA 98198
Phone: 206 878-3300
Website: http://apexecutel.com
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140 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location with 24-hour airport shuttle, free deluxe continental breakfast served daily beginning at 5am. Indoor pool, spa, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour business center. 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
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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

Play in Southside Seattle

City of Federal Way
33325 Eighth Ave S Federal Way WA 98063
Phone: 253 838-2605
Website: http://cityoffederalway.com
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There’s something for everyone, from nature lovers to competitive athletes, and all close to shopping, dining and lodging.

ACME Bowling Billiards and Events
100 Andover Park W Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 206 340-0202
Website: http://acmebowl.com
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Open everyday, various hours. Full service restaurant, lounge, non-smoking bowling, billiards and private rooms. Multiple plasma televisions for your viewing pleasure. HA

Emerald Downs
2300 Emerald Downs Dr Auburn WA 98071
Phone: 253 288-7719
Website: http://emeralddowns.com
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Thoroughbred racing in Western Washington, Thu-Sun, April-September. Special summer activities and family specials. HA

Washington State Fair
110 Ninth Ave SW Puyallup WA 98371
Phone: 253 845-1771
Website: http://thefair.com
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Diverse year-round events and entertainment complex including the Northwest's famous Washington State Fair held in September and the Spring Fair in April. HA.

United Reprographics
1750 Fourth Ave S Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 206 382-1177
Website: http://unitedreprographics.com
     

Seattle's premier color printing company. At United Reprographics, we will do whatever it takes to ensure your job prints exactly how you want it and is delivered when you want it. That’s our commitment to delivering the highest standard of service.

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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.