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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Stay in Southside Seattle

Home2 Suites by Hilton - Seattle/Tukwila
300 Upland Dr Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 623-7300
Website: http://seattletukwila.home2suites.com
   

Opening December 2014! Modern and eco-friendly, our studio and one-bedroom suites offer an inspiring environment that allows for greater productivity or to simply relax and unwind.

Best Western Plus Plaza by the Green
24415 Russell Rd Kent WA 98032
Phone: 253 854-8767
Website: http://plazabythegreen.com
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This top-rated hotel is a hidden gem, located on the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent, 18 miles south of Seattle and 7 miles from Sea-Tac airport.

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Seattle-Renton
One S Grady Way Renton WA 98057
Phone: 425 226-7700

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226 rooms, $$. Full service newly renovated hotel. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, restaurant, lounge, free parking. HSIA, coffee makers, irons/boards, hair dryers, vanity mirrors. HA TDD

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.

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

Play in Southside Seattle

Seattle Sounders FC
800 Occidental Ave S Seattle WA 98134
Phone: 425 203-8000
Website: http://soundersFC.com
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Sounders FC plays on the X-Box Pitch at CenturyLink Field with matches March-October. For Sounders FC tickets, call 877-MLS-GOAL.

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

Mt. Rainier Tours
PO Box 66671 Seattle WA 98166
Phone: 206 768-1234
Website: http://toursnorthwest.com/MtRainierTour.html
    

Experience Mt. Rainier National Park with a fun, informative small group tour. Air conditioned 24-passenger luxury mini-coaches May-October.

Museum of Communications
7000 E Marginal Way S Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 767-3012
Website: http://museumofcommunications.org
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Most unique collection of working central office equipment and antique telephones in the US. Tue 9am-2pm, First Sun of each month 11:30am-4pm, or by appointment. HA

Dollar Rent A Car
PO Box 68428 Seattle WA 98168
Phone: 206 433-6768
Website: http://dollar.com
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Five convenient locations in Seattle area. Wide selection of clean, late model cars and vans. 24/7. Airport valet parking.

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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.