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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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Stay in Southside Seattle

Days Inn Kent
22420 84th Ave S Kent WA 98032
Phone: 253 395-5444
Website: http://daysinn.com/hotel/20593
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93 rooms, $$. Newly renovated rooms close to freeways, shopping and dining. Complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Jacuzzi. Refrigerator, microwave.

Hampton Inn and Suites Federal Way
31720 Gateway Center Blvd S Federal Way WA 98003
Phone: 253 946-4205
Website: http://hilton.com/search/hp/us/wa/federal_way
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142 rooms, $. Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the northwest. TDD HA

Red Roof Inn
16838 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 248-0901 ext 402
Website: http://redroof-seattle-airport.com
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152 rooms, $-$$. Newly remodeled rooms. Friendly, courteous service, free local calls. In-room movies and games. Park and Fly available. 24-hour shuttle. Call about shuttle to cruise ships. Pets ok.

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

Best Western Airport Executel
20717 International Blvd Seattle WA 98198
Phone: 206 878-3300
Website: http://apexecutel.com
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140 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location with 24-hour airport shuttle, free deluxe continental breakfast served daily beginning at 5am. Indoor pool, spa, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour business center. 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.

Renton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
625 S Fourth St Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 226-4560
Website: http://GoRenton.com
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Nestled on Lake Washington's south shore and only minutes from Downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Sea-Tac Airport. Discover Renton's value, selection and convenience.

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.

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.

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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.