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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

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.

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

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.

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

Stay in Southside Seattle

Seattle Airport Marriott
3201 S 176th St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 241-2000
Website: http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/seawa-seattle-airport-marriott
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459 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full service hotel. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, sauna, health club, Jacuzzi, business center. Free airport shuttle. Valet parking available. HA TDD

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

Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites
32124 25th Ave S Federal Way WA 98003
Phone: 253 529-4000 ext.3010
Website: http://bestwestern.com
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165 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with spacious rooms. Your stay includes a deluxe breakfast buffet and airport shuttle. Call us! HA

Days Inn Seattle South Tukwila
13050 48th Ave S Tukwila WA 98168
Phone: 206 241-2200
Website: http://southseattledaysinn.com
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116 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, truck parking, airport shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wireless Internet access, and cable. Ten minutes from the airport. 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

Play in Southside Seattle

Washington National Golf Club
14330 SE Husky Way Auburn WA 98092
Phone: 253 333-5000
Website: http://washingtonnationalgolfclub.com
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Home to University of Washington Husky golf teams, Washington National Golf Club combines an award-wining layout with a theme that celebrates the traditions of the University of Washington.

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.

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.

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.

Muckleshoot Casino
2402 Auburn Way S Auburn WA 98002
Phone: 800 804-4944 x2809
Website: http://muckleshootcasino.com
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2,600 machines, over 100 tables, poker, keno, eight restaurants, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy. Open every day. HA TDD

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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.