Safety in Seattle Southside
Although we refer to our destination as “Seattle Southside,” we are located near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, approximately 13 miles from the City of Seattle. By staying here, you have access to hotels, restaurants and unique attractions while avoiding the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Of course, one of the benefits of staying in Seattle Southside is that you have a direct line to major Seattle attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place Market via the Link light rail. This option is still available and if you choose to spend a day or two seeing the sights in Seattle, you will find that despite some of the recent negative media coverage, Seattle is safer than most cities of comparable size. Most of this summer’s social justice protests were peaceful, and the few publicized incidents of violence centered in one Seattle neighborhood, Capitol Hill. Since the dismantling of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone by the Seattle Police Department, peaceful protests and talks of police reform have continued, as have the lives of everyday citizens of Seattle.
In conclusion, we want you to know that the safety and wellbeing of visitors to Seattle Southside is our top priority. We will continue to work with political, civil, and community leaders to ensure that Seattle Southside remains a fun, welcoming, and safe destination for all. From world-class museums like The Museum of Flight, to international dining establishments, and miles of coastline along Puget Sound, we hope that you will consider a trip to Seattle Southside in the future.
During this public health crisis, spending time in outdoor spaces has become even more important for many Americans. Yet these unusual circumstances mean that all of us, from seasoned outdoor enthusiasts to families heading out to their local park for the first time, could use a little guidance about how to stay safe. The Recreate Responsibly guidelines offer a starting point for getting outside to keep yourself healthy and to maintain access to our parks, trails, and beaches.