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Home to great views, diverse culture, and a variety of versatile meeting space, Seattle Southside offers the complete—and convenient—package when planning an event or conference. Here are some of the top reasons to meet and retreat in Seattle’s Backyard.
Situated outside of the hustle and bustle of the downtown corridor, Seattle Southside’s central location puts your attendees at the center of it all. Whether you’re planning a corporate retreat, family reunion, business meeting, church or military group gathering, Seattle’s Backyard pairs beauty with convenience.
Get the most out of Seattle’s Backyard on a budget with meeting hotels typically priced 20–30% less than those in downtown Seattle. Take advantage of great deals with the Do More - Save More Passport for attendees to get discounts on attractions, dining, and shopping.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is less than 10 minutes away from Seattle’s Backyard, so getting to and around Seattle Southside is a cinch. Attendees can take one of the top forms of transit, the Link Light Rail, hop on the Metro bus, one of the free hotel and mall shuttles or take to the water on one of three ferries offered just north of the region.
Seattle Southside RTA's team will help you in every step of your planning process to create a perfect event experience. Get complimentary meeting planner support services and welcome resources, including registration bags, coupons, a mobile visitor center, and more.
With more than 350,000 square feet of versatile event space, you’ll find unique venues, group dining restaurants, and 30+ meeting hotels to accommodate your event. Meet and retreat in national-brand hotels around the airport or at boutique-style facilities for a smaller gathering—all of which are easy for attendees to get to and from the surrounding communities.
Seattle Southside consists of three hidden gems that have a lot to offer your event and attendees. Tukwila will keep your group busy with retail, entertainment, and activities that await your group. Experience the heart of the hospitality community in SeaTac, a diverse area where you’ll find a majority of the hotels along with several parks and international cuisine, or embrace a retreat-style vibe in the marina and beach community of Des Moines.
Get a glimpse of what Seattle Southside has to offer your next meeting or event with videos offering meeting planner tips, reunion experiences, and more. See what all the buzz is about with testimonials from planners that have had successful events in Seattle Southside.