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West Seattle

Family-friendly and decidedly laid-back, the city’s largest neighborhood is reachable both by land and water. If you’re looking for an expansive beachfront meant for sunset-watching and a charming blend of local shops and dining, make a day of it in this ’hood.

Eat

Courtesy Bakery Nouveau

Bakery Nouveau Courtesy: Bakery Nouveau

The twice-baked croissant at Bakery Nouveau holds local celebrity status, with the mouthwatering macarons following close behind. On a main drag lined with tempting eateries,
Ittos Tapas stands out with Moroccan- and Spanish-influenced small plates, and Seattle Fish Company serves up some of the freshest fish tacos and smoked salmon chowder. On the waterfront, stop for a coffee at Ampersand Cafe on Alki. La Rustica is a must for lovers of authentic Italian food and hospitality. Waiting for the water taxi? Grab a bite at Marination ma kai for Hawaiian-Korean fare and an island-style cocktail.

Shop

Fleurt Photo: Keonii Maneha

Fleurt Photo: Keonii Maneha

West Seattle is home to an assortment of unique shops, from specialty florist and gift boutique Fleurt to décor store Click! Design That Fits. Easy Street Records at the West Seattle Junction (California Avenue and Alaska Street) draws vintage vinyl and CD enthusiasts, and Pegasus Book Exchange keeps readers busy for hours while browsing the stacks. The year-round, pet-friendly Sunday Farmers Market is also worth a visit for farm-fresh produce, seasonal flowers, and organic eats and beverages.

Play

Alki Kayak Tour Photo: Erika Kim

Alki Kayak Tour Photo: Erika Kim

Drop in for a beachside salsa class at Alki Beach Park hosted by Belltown Dance Studio, then check out Wheel Fun Rentals for surreys and bikes or Alki Kayak Tours for kayak and paddleboard rentals. Taste Seattle Food Tours offers another delicious way to explore with guided bike rides down Alki Beach and stops for tasty bites. Discover the trails, beaches, and outdoor pool at Lincoln Park, or stop by local watering hole Shadowland for live music and libations. If a stein is more your style, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at neighborhood German bar Prost! West Seattle.

TRIP TIP: Don’t miss stunning views from the West Seattle Water Taxi.

GO:

*Alki Kayak Tours 1660 Harbor Ave SW; kayakalki.comAmpersand Cafe on Alki 2536 Alki Ave SW; facebook.com/ampersandalkiBakery Nouveau 4737 California Ave SW; bakerynouveau.com • Belltown Dance Studio 2217 Third Ave; belltowndancestudio.comClick! Design That Fits 4540 California Ave SW; clickdesignthatfits.comEasy Street Records 4559 California Ave SW; easystreetonline.com • Fleurt 4536 California Ave SW; fleurtseattle.comIttos Tapas 4160 California Ave SW; ittostapas.comLa Rustica 4100 Beach Dr SW; larustica.moonfruit.comLincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW • Marination ma kai 1660 Harbor Ave SW; marinationmobile.comPegasus Book Exchange 4553 California Ave; pegasusbookexchange.comProst! West Seattle 3407 California Ave SW; prostwestseattle.comSeattle Fish Company 4435 California Ave SW; seattlefishcompany.comShadowland 4458 California Ave SW; shadowlandwest.comSunday Farmers Market California Ave and Alaska St; seattlefarmersmarkets.org • *Taste Seattle Food Tours taste206.comWheel Fun Rentals 2530 Alki Ave SW; wheelfunrentals.com

*Visit Seattle partner

West Seattle Partners

The Grove, West Seattle Inn

West Seattle Junction Association

  • Address 4210 SW Oregon St, Ste A, Seattle WA 98116
  • Phone (206) 935-0904
  • Website wsjunction.org

Pacific Northwest Journeys

  • Address 6031B Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle WA 98136
  • Phone (206) 935-9730
  • Website pnwjourneys.com

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