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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

BJ's Restaurant
1159 Southcenter Mall Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 206 439-7500
Website: http://bjsbrewhouse.com
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American $$. Specializing in deep dish pizza and hand crafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

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.

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

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

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 433-4800
Website: http://seattleairport.hilton.com
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396 rooms, $$-$$$. Spencer's Restaurant & Lounge, room service, in-room movies, complimentary airport and Southcenter Westfield Mall shuttle, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, fitness center. Small pets ok. HA TDD

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

Clarion Hotel Renton
3700 E Valley Rd Renton WA 98055
Phone: 425 251-9591
Website: http://clarionhotelrenton.com
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Newly renovated kings and double queens suite. Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness room, meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking, more amenities. HA TDD

Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport
3000 S 176th St Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 242-0200
Website: http://clarionseattle.com
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214 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, free airport shuttle, free HSIA, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, room service, HBO/cable, exercise room and laundry rooms. HA

Larkspur Landing - Renton
1701 E Valley Rd Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 235-1212
Website: http://larkspurlanding.com/renton
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127 rooms, $$. Breakfast, shuttle service, wireless internet. 24-hour business center, FeatherBorne beds, fully equipped kitchens. Pet friendly. 15 minutes from airport and downtown. HA

Play in Southside Seattle

Wild Waves Theme Park
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S Federal Way WA 98003
Phone: 253 661-8000
Website: http://wildwaves.com
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Two parks in one! The largest theme park and water park in Washington State featuring over 60 rides, slides and attractions. 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

Shuttle Express Sedan and Limo Service
800 SW 16th St Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 981-7000 Reservations
Website: http://shuttleexpress.com
    

Seattle’s best airport transportation: Share ride, private van, sedan, limo and bus service, sightseeing, wine tours; 24 hour service!

Delta Air Lines
Phone: 800 221-1212
Website: http://delta.com
    

Call any time for global travel reservations or assistance for Delta, Air France, KLM, or Alitalia airlines. HA (TDD 800-831-4488)

Alaska Airlines
PO Box 68900 Seattle WA 98168
Phone:
Website: http://alaskaair.com
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24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 445-4435.

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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.