Seattle Southside features the perfect backdrop for extraordinary and memorable family reunions. With hotels 20 to 30% less than those downtown and an ideal location within proximity to many businesses, activities, shopping, and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, bringing the family back together in our backyard has never been better.
"During our planning stages we received a complimentary Travel Planner from the RTA, which helped us immensely in planning our reunion."
- The Anderson Family
Reconnect While You Retreat
Seattle Southside offers a variety of hotels and venues for your reunion with the relatives. From the Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave. in SeaTac to the Home2 Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport in Tukwila, you’ll find accommodating suites for your family’s group size, complimentary breakfast, and pool access, all conveniently located for family reunion fun. For an added bonus of Seattle Southside scenery, the 18 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns at Cedarbrook Lodge offer your family reunion picturesque gathering space with great amenities, free shuttle services, and a wonderful staff in all departments.
Worked Up an Appetite Yet?
What better way to catch up with the family during your first night of the reunion than with food? Get together and get your grub on at some of Seattle Southside’s culinary gems that can host any group size. Go international with delicious dumplings at Din Tai Fung or go local at Salty’s at Redondo Beach, where award-winning cuisine, fresh catch dishes, and 5,000+ square feet of room for dining and breakout space can easily accommodate your group.
Rise & Shine: The Backyard Adventures Await
Feeling refreshed and reunited, day two of your family reunion can begin with an extravagant brunch at 13 Coins, a backyard classic serving the area with 24 hours of breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 1967. Want something a little lighter? Head over to Westfield Southcenter, the shopping epicenter of Seattle Southside, and grab a bite from the Russian bakery, Piroshky Piroshky, while browsing around the dozens of boutique shops and major retailers.
Gather at the Center of Fun—Literally!
Plan some fun for your family rendezvous at Seattle Southside’s Family Fun Center & Bullwinkle's Restaurant. Groups can book event space at the 9-acre amusement park that features indoor and outdoor rides, games and attractions for every age’s interest. Open year-round, rain or shine, and located next door to the Comfort Suites Seattle Airport Hotel, the venue also offers group packages that include available room rentals, catering, A/V services, complimentary breakfasts, and pool access.
Experience Delicious Group Dining
Your family reunion has been jam-packed with a lot of what Seattle Southside has to offer, and it’s time to enjoy each other’s company over a nice meal. From comfort food favorites and fine-dining experiences to authentic and exotic dishes, many restaurants offer group dining options for all sizes and appetites. After a family-friendly competition of golf at Foster Golf Links, stay on-site to enjoy the good food and good times at Billy Baroo’s Bar & Grill, or go all out with a feast at Mizuki Buffet—an all-you-can-eat buffet offering something for every member of your family.
All About Attractions, Activities, & Acquaintance
Start your third day off right with a visit to the largest private air and space museum in the world at The Museum of Flight—a top attraction that doubles as a unique event venue with tours through over 175 air and spacecraft, flight simulators, interactive exhibits, and more. Keeping with the theme of flying high, families can have an indoor skydiving experience at iFLY Seattle or defy gravity at Defy, the world’s largest extreme air sports park. If your group of relatives prefers activities on a more ground-level, experience the fun to be had at Family Fun Center and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement park.
After all of that excitement, bring the family to dine at the iconic Italian restaurant, Grazie Ristorante, for a classic Italian dish in a family-style setting. The day only gets better when your group’s next stop is Seattle Chocolate for their Experience Chocolate factory tour or a mouth-watering treat.
But Before You Go...
The final day of your family reunion starts off with a quick cup of coffee and a pastry from Kona Kai Coffee before taking a shuttle bus to one of the many botanical gardens around Seattle Southside, such as SeaTac’s “hidden gem,” Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden—a perfect place to take a commemorative family photo, and the team at Seattle Southside RTA can help secure a photographer to do so. Have sports lovers in your family? Hop on the Link Light Rail to Seattle to catch a ballgame before catching your flight at Sea-Tac International Airport.
Reunion Experiences Families Remember Forever
While the fun in Seattle’s Backyard may be over, the excitement for planning your family reunion’s return to Seattle Southside next year can begin again.
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