Go-Karts & Football: How to Turn Game Day into Game Weekend
Whether you're a faithful 12 or here to root for the other team, watching football games from Lumen Field , one of the top 5 stadiums in the NFL, can't be beat. Seattle Southside is the ideal place to stay when you’re in town for a game. Here’s your ideal itinerary for catching a 'hawks game and having some fun before and after.
Check in to your hotel Friday evening. Don’t know where to stay? We’ve got plenty of local hotels, all close to the Link Light Rail, that are perfectly suited for your game weekend.. Once you’re checked in, you’re probably going to be about ready for dinner. Fancy yourself a carnivore? Sharp’s RoastHouse in SeaTac is the place for you. They’ve got delicious prime rib, BBQ pulled pork, seafood and more. There’s no way you’re leaving this place hungry.
Saturday should be a free day (we’re assuming the game is on Sunday) so you’ll have plenty of time to see the sights in Seattle Southside. Start your day off at Westfield Southcenter, the largest shopping center in the state. You’ll find plenty of boutiques and big box stores here and if you need to gear up for the game, there’s a Seattle Team Shop with everything you need.
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After your shopping spree, it’s time for an adrenaline rush. Right down the street from Westfield sits a high-octane go-karting heaven, Sykart. The engines on these go-karts are so extreme that you typically need to have a driver’s license to race here. However, the weekends allow for kids eight years of age and older to have a spin, so even if you've got the kids with you, you'll still have a great time.
After your race is over, head back to Westfield and enjoy some delicious, local seafood at Duke’s Chowder House. Duke’s is known for their chowder, but they’ve got all sorts of delectable treats from the Pacific. Parents can dine on Dungeness crab stuffed halibut while the kids enjoy fish and chips or chicken strips.
After lunch, take the escalator up to Round 1 for some bowling, gaming, and karaoke. This entertainment megaplex offers a good time for everyone and it’s easy to spend more than you’d like trying to rescue the tsum tsums from their claw machine dungeon, but when you’ve finally had your fill, take a trip across the street to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner. CPK offers plenty of mouthwatering dinner options (not just pizza) and a great selection of unique drinks from the bar. Once you’ve had enough cheese and marinara to satisfy your appetite, you should probably call it a night to get a good night’s sleep before the game.
On Sunday, wake up early and enjoy some breakfast at your hotel. After that, take the light rail north to the Stadium station. Follow the crowd, and within a few minutes, you’ll find yourself in the glory of Lumen Field! A Seahawks game is an experience unlike any other. It’s no myth that it gets loud (and stays that way) during games, so if you have a young child, you better bring some earplugs or headphones. Grab some chicken and waffles or street tacos and cheer on with the 12s as they try to rattle the visiting team. Trust us, it works!
After the game, simply hop back on the light rail and return to your hotel. If you’re still hungry, head back to Westfield Southcenter to grab some dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Because nothing caps off a day of football like a slice of salted caramel or lemon meringue cheesecake. Go Hawks!