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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Days Inn Sea-Tac Airport
19015 International Blvd S Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 206 244-3600
Website: http://daysinn.com/hotel/04855
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86 rooms, $. Three blocks from Sea-Tac Airport. Free 24-hour shuttle, local calls, deluxe continental breakfast, wireless high speed Internet, cable TV with HBO, exercise room. 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.

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

Play in Southside Seattle

Puget Sound Attractions Council
1006 Industry Dr Seattle WA 98188
Phone: 208 277-8564
Website: http://seattleattractions.com
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Call or write for free "Seattle Favorites" vacation guide brochure featuring 31 major attractions and discount coupons within greater Seattle-Tacoma area.

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

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

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.

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.

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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.