Choose Your Adventure from these Popular Attractions When Visiting Seattle
Out Top 10 picks for fun things to do for first-time visitors to the Seattle area in 2022
The world’s largest extreme air sports park is in Tukwila!
Safely enjoy the thrill of indoor skydiving in the vertical wind tunnel at iFly in Tukwila
The Museum of Flight
Since 1965 the MOF has held one of the largest air and space collections in the USA.
Come see a B-29 Superfortress, or any of the other 175 aircraft and space craft on exhibit.
Family Fun Center
The activities, rides and attractions you’ll find at Family Fun Center Tukwila offer an endless array of opportunities for the entire family to have FUN!
Des Moines Beach Park
Enjoy this beautiful coastal park on the blue waters of Puget Sound with stunning views of the snow-capped Olympic mountains.
Westfield Southcenter Shopping Mall
You'll find more than 200 stores & eateries plus a multiplex theater with IMAX at the largest mall in all of Washington state.
Come see for yourself why this breathtaking 270-ft high cascading waterfall is visited by over 1.5 million each year.
This majestic 14,410-ft. dormant volcano is the icon of Washington and is surrounded by meadows, lakes, and rainforests.
Seattle Southside is Perfectly Placed
The cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines together make up Seattle Southside.
Just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle with quick easy access to Sea-Tac Airport (SEA), freeways and light rail stations.
Which ever direction you choose to head first, our suggested itineraries can help you to kick-start planning your trip to Seattle.
Generate new ideas and customize one or more to make it your own.
Start your Seattle Southside journey off right by looking at the Seattle Southside Travel Planner. It includes everything you need to know:
- Area information
- Things to do: spas, gardens, shopping, museums, sports, outdoor activities, events and festivals
- Dining: from family friendly to fine dining
- Accommodations: a place to stay for any budget
- Cruise information
- Transportation options: tips and tricks
- Itinerary suggestions
- Area maps
Choose from Over 60 Hotels, 100 Restaurants, and Countless Fun Activities Near Seattle Airport (SEA)
FAQs about Visiting Seattle
What is the most popular tourist attraction in Seattle?
Most first-time visitors to Seattle will will want to visit Seattle Center & the Space Needle. Along with the Monorail, Seattle Center and the Space Needle were originally built for the 1962 World's Fair. These city icons have since been turned into an entertainment complex and park area with theaters, sports facilities, and restaurants.
How many days is enough for visiting Seattle?
If you can plan for a 3-day itinerary then you'll be able to experience the best highlights of the greater Seattle area. Our region is full of adventures, both big and small, from day trips to national parks to exploring the best museums, coffee shops, chocolate shops, and craft breweries.
What candy is Seattle famous for?
It's no secret that Seattle is now on the map for its chocolate scene. There are now over 50 chocolatiers in the region. One renowned local favorite is Seattle Chocolate in Tukwila which offers a factory tour and free samples. Try the Mexican Hot Chocolate Truffle Bar or any of their assorted, individually wrapped bite-size truffles.
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