Safe Travels!

Dear Visitors,

We've missed you! We are so excited to welcome you back to Seattle Southside. During this global health pandemic the health and well being our our residents and visitors is our top priority. Rest assured that our businesses have been preparing to welcome you safely and comfortably. We ask that you please do your part to make our reopening successful and sustainable. This takes planning, education and communication.

We developed a checklist and a list of resources below to review before you visit to help make your visit as safe enjoyable as possible. If you do not feel well please stay home and we'll welcome you back when you are ready to travel.

Remember to:

  • Familiarize yourself with current Washington State and King County rules and regulations on our travel advisory page.
  • Make a reservation for lodging and dining in advance. Remember to tip your servers and delivery drivers. They appreciate your support.
  • Check with your hotel about rules for pools, fitness centers, onsite dining options and common areas for guests - some services may be unavailable.
  • Be prepared. Pack personal protective equipment: Sanitizer, masks, a small bag to keep you mask in when you are not wearing it, gloves and maybe a thermometer.
  • Remember to wear your mask if you are unvaccinated in all public places.
  • Bring a non-cash form of payment. Businesses are encouraging credit and debit card transactions when possible. 
  • Request a travel planner and sign up for our e-newsletter for travel inspiration and to stay up to date on the latest information.



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.

Recreate Responsibly 

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.