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West Seattle

Seattle’s largest neighborhood is a unique mix of residential streets and charming commercial hubs filled with colorful consignment shops, restaurants, and bakeries. Spend a day leisurely wandering a shopping district, then head to the water for spectacular views of Puget Sound, the jagged mountains, and an epic sunset with downtown Seattle’s twinkling lights.


Courtesy Bakery Nouveau

Courtesy Bakery Nouveau

Tuck into a light and fluffy brioche loaf or melt-in-your-mouth macarons at Bakery Nouveau, a small French bakery known for its tantalizing pastries. Mashiko brings together two Seattle ideals—fresh seafood and sustainability—with its carefully sourced sushi. And Salty’s on Alki Beach is a surf-and-turf staple right along the water.


Kyle Igarashi

Kyle Igarashi

The West Seattle Junction at California Avenue and Alaska Street has a nice clutch of quirky, chic shops. Browse through an assortment of consignment clothing and accessories at Funky Janes, or stop by The Sneakery to browse its shelves of footwear and funky socks. Easy Street Records has an impressive array of vinyl and CDs for music buffs, plus plenty of friendly staff more than willing to talk tunes.


Alan Sandercock

Alan Sandercock

Don’t miss a walk along Alki Beach Park. A paved pathway is a favorite for joggers, dog-walkers, and in-line skaters, with unbeatable views of shimmering waters and the Seattle skyline. For that perfect picture, be sure to stop by Don Armeni Park, with its boat ramp, to capture the beachy scene. Lincoln Park is another great spot, featuring hiking and walking trails, an outdoor pool, and—of course—spectacular views.

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


Alki Beach Park 1702 Alki Ave SW • Bakery Nouveau 4737 California Ave SW; bakerynouveau.comDon Armeni Park 1222 Harbor Ave SW • Easy Street Records 4559 California Ave SW; easystreetonline.comFunky Janes 4455 California Ave SW; funkyjanesconsignment.comLincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW • Mashiko 4725 California Ave SW;*Salty’s on Alki Beach 1936 Harbor Ave SW; saltys.comThe Sneakery 4736 California Ave SW;*West Seattle Junction California Ave SW and SW Alaska St;

*Visit Seattle partner

West Seattle Partners

Alki Kayak Tours

  • Address 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle WA 98126
  • Phone (206) 953-0237
  • Website

Annie’s Nannies, Inc.

  • Address 6041 California Ave SW, Ste 105, Seattle WA 98136
  • Phone (206) 784-8462
  • Website

The Grove, West Seattle Inn

Pacific Northwest Journeys

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




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