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.
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.
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.com • Don Armeni Park 1222 Harbor Ave SW • Easy Street Records 4559 California Ave SW; easystreetonline.com • Funky Janes 4455 California Ave SW; funkyjanesconsignment.com • Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW • Mashiko 4725 California Ave SW; mashikorestaurant.com • *Salty’s on Alki Beach 1936 Harbor Ave SW; saltys.com • The Sneakery 4736 California Ave SW; thesneakery.com • *West Seattle Junction California Ave SW and SW Alaska St; wsjunction.org
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