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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.
 
Link Light Rail
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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Play in Southside Seattle

Customized Tours and Charter Service LLC
PO Box 98677 Des Moines WA 98198
Phone: 206 878-3965
Website: http://toursofseattle.com
    

Charter service/private tours andfeaturing daily tours - Seattle City Boeing, Snoqualmie Falls and Winery, Mt. Rainier Tours and more!

Jefferson Park Golf Course
4101 Beacon Hill S Seattle WA 98108
Phone: 206 762-4513
Website: http://premiergc.com
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Featuring vistas of the city’s skyline and Mt. Rainer, Jefferson Park Golf Course includes an 18-hole championship course, 9-hole course and driving range.

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.

Lake Spanaway Golf Course
15602 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98444
Phone: 253 531-3660
Website: http://lakespanawaygc.com
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At 7,083 yards, Lake Spanaway Golf Course has been recognized on a national level and consistently ranks as one of the top courses in the Pacific Northwest.

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!

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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.