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Seattle Southside RTA: How to keep your visiting guests entertained 


From Advertiser Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority:

Keep Your Visiting Guests Entertained

If you’ve got friends and family coming to visit during the fall or winter, you’ll need to come up with a game plan to keep them entertained. Fear not, for if you live in Seattle Southside, you’ve got more than a few options.

Maybe you need to start by finding somewhere other than your house for your guests to stay. If that’s the case, there are plenty of great hotel options close to the airport. The hotels in this area are typically priced 20-30% less than hotels in downtown Seattle and the prices are even better in the colder seasons. Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority has created Autumn Adventures and Winter Holidays to assist with planning inspiration. You’ll find plenty of ideas on how to keep your family and friends busy and happy on their trip while taking the pressure of entertaining off you.

Of course, your family/friends are going to ask you to see the famous Seattle sights like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, and the waterfront. That’s no problem if they’re staying in Seattle Southside as it’s fairly easy to see it all when you hop on the Link light rail. Park a car at the Angle Lake or Tukwila International Boulevard station (for free) and ride the stress-free train all the way to downtown Seattle. The University street stop will get you to Pike Place and the waterfront, and if you’re looking for the Space Needle and all the museums at Seattle Center, hop off at Westlake and take the quintessential monorail.

After you’ve seen the iconic Seattle spots, you should spend some time in your own backyard! There’s a great variety of popular and underrated attractions and restaurants in Seattle Southside. Start by taking a tour of the Seattle Chocolate factory on the Experience Chocolate tour. You’ll learn about their sustainable sourcing, see the chocolate being pressed into truffle bars, and snack on plenty of delectable samples.

If your group wants to explore the natural side of the Pacific Northwest, head down to Des Moines and spend a day at Des Moines Beach Park. You can stroll along the beach and take a walk down the Des Moines Creek Trail. If it’s Saturday, the Marine Science & Technology Center (MaST) is open to the public at no cost and features tons of live, local aquatic creatures and interesting exhibits. Wrap up your day of outdoor adventures with a tranquil walk through the beautiful Seike Japanese Garden.

If your guests want their fall vacation mapped out in an itinerary, check out the new Autumn Adventures itinerary on the Seattle Southside website. It’ll guide you through a jam-packed weekend of fun, food, and excitement.

When it comes to activities, events, and dining options in Seattle Southside, the options are endless. If you want to follow an itinerary or plan your own adventure, go to seattlesouthside.com for all the information you’ll need. Otherwise, stop by the Seattle Southside Visitor Center in SeaTac for brochures, pamphlets, and other reading materials. Have fun!

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