Explore Your Options for What is Near Sea-Tac Airport (SEA):

If you're looking for the best restaurants, tourist attractions, and hotels near Sea-Tac Airport (SEA), you've come to the right place. Traveling can be exhausting, and most people don't want to continue their travels immediately after they land in search of lodging, food, or fun. In SeaTac, you have the ability to walk out of the airport and make your way to some great hotels, bars, restaurants, and entertainment options.


SeaTac Transportation Light Rail


Entertainment and Leisure

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, SeaTac

Just a mile from the airport and easily reached via the Link Light RailAngle Lake Park is a great outdoor escape for weary travelers and locals alike. The 10 acre lakefront park features scenic views, a spray park for kids, a dock for swimming and fishing activities, boat launch, barbecue area and new picnic areas. 

Looking for more outdoor activities? Just a few miles from the airport (you'll probably want to take a taxi or rideshare to this one) sits the Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens. The gardens are great for exploring, and they're especially beautiful during the Spring and Summer months. You'll see dozens of local and exotic plant and flower species, water fountains and streams, and a traditional Japanese garden. The gardens are perfect for a layover or a relaxing, sunny day near the airport. 

If you enjoy the excitement of gambling once in a while,  SeaTac’s Silver Dollar Casino is just one mile from the airport and provides great dining and gaming action. It offers the following games:

  • Three & Four Card Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em Progressive
  • Spanish 21
  • Lucky Ladies Bust Bonus Blackjack
  • Mini Baccarat
  • Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow


Restaurants Near Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)

Sharp's Roasthouse Overhead

The closest, most recommended eateries within walking distance of the airport include:

*Taxi/rideshare recommended


Hotels Near Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)

Courtyard Marriott Family

After a long day of travel, who wants to get back in a car for a long journey to the hotel? In Seattle Southside, we offer easily accessible hotels within walking distance of the airport. Options include:


Easy Transportation

Sea-Tac Airport tower and Light Rail train

The Link Light Rail is the easiest way to get to Seattle from Seattle Southside. From the southernmost stop at Angle Lake Station, to the heart of downtown Seattle at Westlake, all the way to the northernmost stop at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, hop on and off all day for under $10.



Q: What is there to do near the Seattle airport?

A: You might want to start by grabbing a bite to eat at any one of the over 100 restaurants in the Seattle Southside region. You'll find delicious steaks and sushi at Joey Southcenter, authentic Thai food at Bai Tong, and the best fresh, local seafood at Salty's at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill
Need to get some shopping done?  Jump on over to Westfield Southcenter Mall where there are over 150 stores to choose from.


Q: What can you do on a layover in Seattle?

A: If you're interested in seeing the sights and local attractions then you might want to consider visiting the Museum of Flight where there are over 175 aircraft that you can view up close. Would you like to get super close to Puget Sound? Then take a walk along the boardwalk and out on the Redondo Pier in nearby Des Moines Washington. There's no telling what kind of marine animals you might see on any given day, whales and dolphins included.


Q: Where is there shopping near Seattle-Tacoma Airport?

A: Westfield Southcenter Mall is only 3.5 miles from the SEA Airport. You can step out of the airport and be there in 7 to 10 minutes.


Q: Can you leave Sea-Tac Airport during your layover?

A: Yes...providing you're on a domestic flight. You can see a lot of Seattle in 5 hours or less.  Step outside the airport and get a taste of the Pacific Northwest. International travelers who are not US Citizens might have to choose from the many options at the airport. Make sure to find out if you have to go through security again on a domestic layover, if so, then you might need a little more time.


Q: How long of a layover is enough time to leave Seattle Tacoma International Airport?

A: You definitely want to allow yourself enough time to not miss your connecting flight. The plane will not wait for you. Give yourself plenty of time and your trip will be enjoyable.  The consensus seems to be that having at least 4 of 5 hours is best.


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*To find out more information about tourist attractions or places to stay south of Seattle, go to www.seattlesouthside.com/ or call 206.575.2489


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