Welcome to Seattle’s Backyard, Seattle Southside!

Including the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac, and Tukwila, Seattle Southside serves as the centrally located gateway to the entire region for practical travelers.

You’ll find great shopping, a huge selection of restaurants and ton of first-rate, value-priced hotels. It’s an affordable and fun place to visit, with an incredible variety of interesting things to do, including the Museum of Flight, Des Moines Beach Park, Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, Seattle Chocolates and iFLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving.

Seattle Southside’s location in Western Washington makes it easy for visitors to explore the greater Northwest. This idyllic location is just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle, home to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and world-class sporting events, restaurants and culture. Seattle Southside is also 20 minutes north of Tacoma, famous for its museum district with the Tacoma Museum of Glass and Lemay—America’s Car Museum.

Your Seattle Southside journey begins here. This website showcases the vast diversity of experiences for any traveler, and there’s something for everyone.

Come stay and play in Seattle’s Backyard, Seattle Southside!

Katherine Kertzman Head-shot

Katherine Kertzman
President & CEO
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
3100 S. 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188