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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Stay in Southside Seattle

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area
16038 W Valley Hwy Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 425 255-0300
Website: http://marriott.com/seawv
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211 rooms, $$$. Renovated rooms, complimentary shuttle to airport, close to the largest shopping center, easy access to downtown, on-site restaurant, indoor pool. HA TDD

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 439-6114
Website: http://seattleairport.doubletree.com
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850 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary airport shuttle, restaurants, lounges, room service, business center, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center. Pets ok. HA TDD

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

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
17338 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 428-2104
Website: http://hi-seatac.com
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259 rooms, $$. Seven Hills Grille restaurant. Complimentary HSIA and airport shuttle. 24-hour business center/indoor pool/Jacuzzi/exercise facilities. Pets ok. HA TDD

Hampton Inn Seattle Airport
19445 International Blvd Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 878-1700
Website: http://hampton-inn.com
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130-room airport hotel, 576 sq. ft. meeting space. Breakfast buffet, shuttle service and Internet. Close to Sea-Tac Airport, shopping, light rail station. Outdoor pool, business center, fitness center. Hotel is near Amphitheater and Water Splash. Perfect for corporate and leisure travelers.

Play in Southside Seattle

Fort Steilacoom Golf Course
8200 87th AVE SW Lakewood WA 98499
Phone: 253 588-0613
Website: http://lakespanawaygc.com/fort-steilacoom
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A fun 9-hole intermediate length golf course featuring dual tees for an 18-hole round. The beautifully manicured greens and natural plains-like setting are a pleasure to experience.

Yellow Cab
74 S Hudson St Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 206 622-6500
Website: http://yellowtaxi.net
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Fastest, most reliable taxi service from the Northwest's largest taxi fleet. Express airport service, package delivery, 24-hour dispatched taxis. VISA MC AMEX

Westfield Southcenter
633 Southcenter Mall Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 246-7400
Website: http://westfield.com/southcenter
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Over 240 stores, ten restaurants, fast-casual dining terrace and a 16-screen AMC Theatre with IMAX. Located just five minutes east of SeaTac and 15 minutes from downtown Seattle.

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.

Puget Sound Coach Lines
809 W Main St Auburn WA 98001
Phone: 253 939-5811
Website: http://pscoachlines.com
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Serving the Great Northwest since 1984. Bilingual guides available. 9, 22, 47-49, 53-56 seat deluxe buses. Charters in US and Canada.

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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.