Top 5 Reasons to Visit Seattle Southside This Fall

The Evergreen State turns into the ever red, orange, and yellow state during the fall months and Seattle Southside is no exception. In addition to the changing colors of the leaves, Seattle Southside offers a few more exciting reasons to visit.

  1. Fun Events

Costumed kids walking in the bridge at the Museum of FlightFall is filled with plenty of fun and festive events. From the Fall Foliage Festival at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, to concerts celebrating the classics at Foster Performing Arts Center, to historic planes and ghost stories at “The Museum of Fright,” to historical talks diving into the history of the region, and so much more, there’s a new experience every week. If the weather isn't cooperating, head indoors for plenty fun away from the rain.

  1. Spooky Adventures

Skeleton and casket full of candyLocals in Seattle Southside take the spooky season pretty seriously around here. In addition to “The Museum of Fright,” many area attractions and cities get into the holiday spirit. Seattle Southside's newest attraction, Dimension XR is hosting Tag or Treat to celebrate the season. Come in costume but be ready for competition! Or, if you’ve got a major sweet tooth that can’t be satisfied by trick-or-treating alone, take the Haunted Chocolate Factory Tour at Seattle Chocolate. A good scare always boosts a healthy appetite…

  1. Comfort Food

Bowl of spicy ramenWhen the weather cools down, it’s always nice to move inside for a nice, hot meal. In Seattle Southside, you won’t have to look far for a hearty dinner. Warm up with a mug of steaming coffee from Star Coffee or a bowl of spicy tantan men at Arashi Ramen, dine on a classic plate of mizithra cheese and browned butter pasta at The Old Spaghetti Factory, indulge your inner carnivore at Sharp’s Roasthouse, or have it all, at 13 Coins!

  1. Exciting Attractions

Seike Japanese GardenSure, Seattle Southside is filled with unique and fun attractions year-round, but there may be some places you’ve yet to try. Now’s the perfect time. Bring the family in to DEFY Seattle, the world’s largest extreme air sports park, where you’ll have a blast on the trampolines, obstacle courses, and climbing walls. Head down to Redondo and meet the native aquatic creatures of Puget Sound for FREE at the Marine Science and Technology Center. If the weather holds up, find your inner peace in the Seike Japanese Garden of the Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens.

  1. Affordable Hotels

Family playing in a hotel room with view of Mt. RainierAs if the hotels in Seattle Southside weren’t affordable enough, the prices drop significantly from summer to fall. Plus, there are a few unique hotels in the area like Hotel Interurban, Residence Inn by Marriott, and Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport. Take a look at our hotels page and start planning your autumn adventure!

There’s plenty of opportunities for fall fun in Seattle Southside. If you’re on a budget, but still want to make the most of your trip, download the free Do More-Save More Passport for coupons and discounts at some of the hottest restaurants, attractions, and hotels. From The Museum of Flight, to Moctezuma, and Hotel Interurban, there’s a deal for just about everything to ensure your autumn adventure is filled with fun for the whole family. See you soon!

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