Southside in the News
Washington is heading into another year without any state government efforts to promote visitors and the tourism industry, as legislators eliminated those programs in a tight budget scenario. Representatives of several hotels and private sector advocates answer whether they've seen a drop-off in visitors.
Meilee Anderson, Business Development Manager for Seattle Southside, shares some great insights on the destination she proudly represents, and Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI’s) Terri Roberts gets the inside track.
Doug Wear, PhD, Wear & Associates takes time to share his thoughts about working with CVBs and his first experience working with Seattle Southside, and Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI’s) Terri Roberts takes notes.
There was a time in my late 20s when, after a particularly painful breakup, I was faced with that youthfully imperative decision as to a must-move-to city; for me it was either NYC or Seattle. And so it is that all these years later, I’m still curious about the city I didn’t choose, Seattle. I’ve been mapping out this 10-day trip for months now, which will include five days in Seattle then two each in Victoria and Vancouver, traveling with my husband, Rob, our 13-year-old son, Ben, and, after his very last minute appeal, my 32-year-old stepson, Matt.
Seattle is a thriving, cosmopolitan city surrounded by majestic mountains, sparkling blue waters, scenic beauty and a wide array of outdoor recreation. Within the city’s compact, bustling downtown district, a wealth of sightseeing tours, museums, performance venues, shopping and award-winning restaurants await group tour operators.
Kristina Thorne of Seattle Southside Visitor’s Center considers herself more of an eater than a cook, but offers this as one of her go-to recipes for all season.
Interview with Ashley Comar about Seattle Southside and helping visitors with their vacation in the Pacific Northwest.
It’s hard to find a metropolitan area more equally blessed by nature and human innovation than Greater Seattle. Within easy reach of sophisticated downtown centers and high-tech campuses are mountain wilderness trails, forested islands and pristine waters that are habitats for salmon, orcas and seals.
Meeghan Black is the host of “Evening Magazine,” which, at 26 years on the air, is the longest-running local magazine show in the nation. It features the places and people of the Pacific Northwest, and Meeghan travels all over the Northwest, five days a week, hosting the show. Even though her home’s in Renton, Meeghan considers Tukwila, Kent, SeaTac and Des Moines her personal stomping grounds. Here are some Seattle Southside places you might find Meeghan when she’s not in front of the camera.
Seattle has long been known for its uber-cool elements, each bringing a tantalizing smell to mind. The city is scented by the crisp freshness of rain, with a touch of ocean air. Its music evokes an energetic crowd, perspiring in a confined local music venue. And its food scene teases tourists with the fragrance of roasted coffee beans on every corner and just-off-the-boat seafood from the fish market. Few other places tempt the olfactory senses quite like Seattle does, or have made such an impact on the ever-growing trends in today’s pop culture.