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West Seattle

West Seattle is a dozen or so neighborhoods in one, all located in the hilly district of Seattle just west of the Duwamish River and across Elliott Bay from downtown. Alki Beach is perhaps the biggest draw to West Seattle, along with the views of the skyline, Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range.
Alki Point is actually considered the founding point of Seattle, before downtown was moved across Elliott Bay. West Seattle celebrates this heritage with a weeklong Seafair summer celebration that includes a reenactment of the original landing of the Denny party of explorers in 1851.
Alki Beach itself is perhaps Seattle’s favorite beach, resembling the true laid-back Pacific Northwest style with gorgeous views, plentiful people watching and a great shoreline path perfect for a day out on a bicycle or a leisurely view-filled stroll.
Alki Beach
Eric Sheckler
There are plenty of other recreational opportunities nearby, too, including the heated saltwater pool in Lincoln Park; Schmitz Preserve Park, which features an old-growth forest and plenty of hiking and nature trails; and a four-mile trail running the length of Longfellow Creek.
The heart of West Seattle, however, is often considered The Junction, the intersection of California Avenue and Alaska Street. Here, more than a dozen restaurants feature steaks, cupcakes, sushi, craft beer, artisan baked goods, ice cream, coffee and a number of ethnic options. Sundays bring the popular year ‘round West Seattle Farmers Markets, held in the junction from 10am-2pm.  
West Seattle
Eric Sheckler
Other West Seattle neighborhoods include Admiral, Beach Drive, Delridge, Fairmount Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Puget Ridge, Sunset and Westwood.

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Eat in West Seattle

Fresh Bistro
4725 42nd Ave SW Seattle WA 98136
Phone: 206 935-3733
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American $$$. International bistro cuisine with fresh locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end of day drinks and happy hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining.

Salty's on Alki Beach Seafood Grill
1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle WA 98126
Phone: 206 937-1600
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Seafood $$-$$$$. Spectacular waterfront view. Award-winning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Monday-Friday, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. HA

Stay in West Seattle

The Grove, West Seattle Inn
3512 SW Alaska St Seattle WA 98126
Phone: 206 937-9920

45 modern affordable guest-rooms and suites with quality amenities and personal service just minutes from downtown Seattle and airport. HA

Play in West Seattle

1700 N Northlake Way, Ste 106 Seattle WA 98116
Phone: 206 612-7333

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Annie's Nannies
6041 California Ave SW, Ste 105 Seattle WA 98136
Phone: 206 784-8462

For over 30 years, we've matched professional, pre-screened nannies and babysitters for event childcare and hotel guests in the Puget Sound.

West Seattle Junction Association
4210 SW Oregon St, Ste A Seattle WA 98116
Phone: 206 935-0904
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Bustling historic downtown of West Seattle which offers lots of shopping and dining amenities.

West Coast Entertainment
2705 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116
Phone: 206 938-0569
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West Coast Entertainment is the Northwest’s leading event planning company offering comprehensive event planning and coordination services for corporate events, private parties, fund raising events for non-profit organizations, etc. Call now and see why our clients trust West Coast Entertainment for their event needs.

Alki Kayak Tours
1660 Harbor Ave SW Seattle WA 98146
Phone: 206 935-7669
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Guided sea kayak adventures overlooking the Seattle skyline. Also offering inline skate rentals, bike rentals, longboards, and boat rentals.

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Quick Info

Bus routes 55, 50, 128 and the RapidRide "C" Line head from downtown to West Seattle. The King County Water Taxi also runs from the Seattle Ferry Terminal to Harbor Avenue on the east shore of West Seattle.

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