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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

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

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

Stay in Southside Seattle

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle-Airport
19621 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 592-8545
Website: http://hiexpress.com/seattleairport
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171 rooms, $$. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking during stay. T1 high speed Internet, complimentary Express Start "hot" breakfast. Spacious suites with full kitchens. Pets ok. HA TDD

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 433-4800
Website: http://seattleairport.hilton.com
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396 rooms, $$-$$$. Spencer's Restaurant & Lounge, room service, in-room movies, complimentary airport and Southcenter Westfield Mall shuttle, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, fitness center. Small 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

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 439-6114
Website: http://seattleairport.doubletree.com
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850 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary airport shuttle, restaurants, lounges, room service, business center, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center. Pets ok. HA TDD

Play in Southside Seattle

Chambers Bay Golf Course
6320 Grandview Dr W University Place WA 98467
Phone: 253 460-GOLF (4653)
Website: http://chambersbaygolf.com
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Site of the 2015 US Open, Chambers Bay was designed the challenge the greatest players in the world, but is enjoyable for players of any skill level. Discover pure links golf while immersing yourself in panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains.

Ken's Baggage & Frozen Storage
17801 International Blvd, PMB#100 Seattle WA 98158
Phone: 206 433-5333
Website: http://kensbaggage.com
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Baggage storage and freezer storage at Sea-Tac Airport. Also UPS, FedEx, infant seat rental, notary public, ticket and key holding service, packaging supplies. HA

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.

Mt. Rainier Tours
PO Box 66671 Seattle WA 98166
Phone: 206 768-1234
Website: http://toursnorthwest.com/MtRainierTour.html
    

Experience Mt. Rainier National Park with a fun, informative small group tour. Air conditioned 24-passenger luxury mini-coaches May-October.

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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.