Things to Do in Seattle Southside Before Leaving to Visit Family

Leaving town to visit family? Start your trip off right—whether you’re traveling solo or with your whole tribe in tow.

Dine: Nothing says family like a big Italian meal, and Grazie Ristorante is ready to stuff you and yours full of incredible Italian dishes—just like grandma nonna would do.

Sip: Grab a quick drink from an expert mixologist at Sharps Roasthouse—just steps away from the airport entrance, or try freshly roasted coffee-based beverages at Kona Kai Coffee, which is on a mission to help underserved people in the community while offering a superior cup of joe.

Play: Prepare for a trip down memory lane at Waterland Arcade by playing some vintage arcade games, and show those kids that you still got it!

Explore: Discover the history and diverse communities that make up our area with a visit to the Highline Heritage Museum. Interactive exhibits, fascinating stories, and well-curated displays await to fascinate visitors of any age.

Shop: Experience an East-African bazaar right in Seattle Southside at the SeaTac International Mall, where a group of 21 vendors display beautiful handcrafted and specialty items. Love plants or know someone with a green thumb? Zenith Holland Nursery has been operating for over 100 years, so you know it’s got to be good. Current owner for the last four decades, Lyn Robinson, lovingly tends to countless plants from around the world at this local hidden gem.

Stay: Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter is the perfect jumping spot for your pre-departure adventures and the perfect place to come back to and rest before your flight.

Toasting drinks

Cheers to a meal at Sharps RoastHouse.

Dummy parachuting with money flying

Amazing exhibits at Highline Heritage Musuem.

Woman checking out with plants at the nursey

Find the perfect gift at Zenith Holland Nursery.