Looking to explore the best neighborhoods in Seattle Southside? Learn more about the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila, Des Moines, and Burien by watching the videos below. From a farmers market along Puget Sound, to the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest, there's plenty of fun to be had in Seattle Southside.

Seattle Southside


SeaTac Washington

If you land at Sea-Tac International Airport, you’re in the heart of Seattle Southside’s hospitality community. This diverse area contains the majority of the hotels in Seattle Southside, as well the largest availability of rental cars in the state. Aside from a cozy place to lay your head, it’s also home to several parks, international cuisine, Angle Lake, and multiple stops along the Link light rail. What’s more welcoming than that?


Tukwila Washington

In need of some retail therapy? This community features more than five million square feet of shopping, ranging from high-end buys, discount steals and household goods to boutique finds, beauty trends and outdoor gear. If adventure and entertainment are more your style, there are plenty of activities in this community to keep you busy. From indoor skydiving and the largest private air and space museum in the world, to a nice spot to catch the latest flick and a brewery and tap room next door, you’re sure to stay busy here!


Des Moines Washington

The boating capital of the Pacific Northwest offers six miles of shoreline, public beaches, waterfront parks, fishing piers and top-notch restaurants—all within close proximity to downtown Seattle. From stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and gorgeous sunsets on the Des Moines pier to paddle boarding, trail walking, beachcombing and scuba diving, this beach community is great for seeing some breathtaking outdoor sights during your stay. Also, you’ll find a variety of unique eateries and boutique shopping.


Burien Washington

Sometimes referred to as "the Brooklyn of Seattle," Burien is a popular hipster haven and favorite weekend destination among locals. Downtown Burien is filled with hip cafes, bars, restaurants, and independent shops. On the weekends, you'll often find a major event taking place in town square like the Burien UFO Festival, Burien Farmers Market, or Dia de los Muertos. At the edge of town, you'll find a tranquil setting to relax along Puget Sound at Seahurst Park.



Q: What is the coolest neighborhood in Seattle?

A: You'll just have to visit them all and decide for yourself.  Here are 10 of the most popular neighborhoods to get your started: Fremont, Belltown, Downtown Seattle, Pioneer Square, Magnolia, Capitol Hill, Ballard, U District, Queen Anne, and West Seattle.


Q: Does Seattle have a nightlife?

A: Yes, and in accordance with state law last call is at 2:00pm.  What are a few late night activities that you might enjoy in Seattle? 

In Seattle Southside, both Bowlero and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement are open until 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights.
You can grab an after-hours bite to eat at 13 Coins Restaurant in SeaTac, a local institution that is open til 1:00 am

In the city, consider Demitriou’s Jazz Alley in Belltown, The Zig Zag Cafe below Pike Place Market, or The Underground, Seattle's top EDM club in the Pioneer Square district.

Seattle locals typically hang out in neighborhoods like Capitol Hill and Fremont.