Eat, Play and Explore in Seattle's Backyard
Find inspiration below to plan your perfect Seattle Southside trip, whether it's for a few hours or a few days! Learn from these travel experts on how to soak up the best Seattle's Backyard has to offer.
Got any family plans this weekend? We know how hard it can be to find activities that keep everyone entertained. How about heading to Seattle Southside, where you can gear up for some adrenaline-pumping, scream-inducing, competition-raising, brain-building fun. With recreational areas, entertainment centers, and an aquarium, Seattle’s backyard is the perfect destination for activities to keep the whole family happy.
Foodies, listen up: there’s a new kid on the regional culinary scene, and it’s located in you Seattle's backyard. The Seattle Southside cities of Tukwila, Des-Moines, and SeaTac offer some of the area’s best gastronomic experiences - taking your taste buds, up a notch with tours, terraces, and tantalizing local specialties.
Attention all thrill-seekers and risk-takers: Seattle Southside attractions are calling your name. In the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, and Des Moines, you can show your bravery as a go-kart champion, experience the latest and greatest in VR technology, or launch yourself into simulated space or body flight.
Get Your Grub On
It’s Friday. Or Tuesday. Heck, it’s any day of the week, and you’re itching for some good grub. We’re not talking about some fancy-schmancy tiny plates, but some really delicious food. Lucky for you, we found a plethora of restaurant options to satisfy your cravings just south of Seattle. Toss in the upbeat atmosphere of these hot spots, and you have the perfect recipe for family dinner on Monday, date night on Wednesday, or friend meetup on Saturday. Whatever your plans, these places are sure to hit the spot when it’s time to nosh.
Top Outdoor Experiences
There’s nothing like summer in the Pacific Northwest. The sparkle of the water, the long sunny days, the beaches to explore and trails to meander down—you should be making the most of the few short months while the sun is consistently out! But, where to go?
Paradise for Outdoorsy Types
Explore the great outdoors with Travel Enthusiast Dalia Colon as she sails on Puget Sound and roller blades down the Interurban Trail.
Calling all sports fans! Did you know there are sporting events for the whole family just minutes from downtown Seattle? Whether you’re looking to dive into the action or cheer from the stands, in Seattle Southside there are plenty of opportunities to indulge your competitive side.
Seattle Southside and Washington State Parks
Explore the parks near Seattle Southside with a Travel Enthusiast.
Explore the Seattle Southside Neighborhood: SeaTac
SeaTac is one of the three cities that makes Seattle Southside a great place to stay, play, eat and explore. Learn more about this exciting destination from a travel expert.
Explore the Seattle Southside Neighborhoods: Des Moines and Tukwila
The cities of Des Moines and Tukwila are two of the cities that make up Seattle Southside. Find out what makes this area so fun to explore.
Explore Seattle Southside Neighborhood: Burien
Explore the Burien neighborhood of Seattle Southside with a Travel Enthusiast.
Unique Experiences: Grilling School
Looking for some unique things to do in Seattle? In Seattle Southside, you can learn to BBQ like the pros and have fun doing it!
Girls Getaway to the Spa
Ladies need a little R&R from time to time and there's no better place for a day of pampering than the Spa at Cedarbrook Lodge.
Spend the Day at the Beach
Seattle Southside is nestled along miles of Puget Sound coastline. Enjoy a beach day in Seattle's Backyard.
Historical Hot Spots
You'll find plenty of historic landmarks and public history museums in Seattle Southside. Explore the region's vibrant past at these historical hot spots.
Natural Escapes in Seattle Southside
Become one with nature in Seattle's Backyard! There are plenty of opportunities to get close to the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest along Seattle Southside's miles of Puget Sound coastline.
International Dining Scene
Looking for the best restaurants in Seattle? Just south of the city, you'll find plenty of dining options from local favorites to international delights.
Plan the Ultimate Staycation
If you live in Western Washington, you don't have to go too far for a great time. There's plenty of things to do in Seattle Southside! Time for a staycation.