West Seattle is a collection of neighborhoods located south and west of Downtown across the Duwamish River. Alki Beach is a popular recreation spot, with a sandy beach and shoreline walking trail offering vistas of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Downtown Seattle across Elliot Bay. Schmitz Preserve Park has hiking trails through an old growth forest, and Lincoln Park has well-maintained networks of hiking trails. The commercial district of West Seattle is centered around the junction of Alaska and California streets, where diners are spoiled for choice between Husky Deli and Elliot Bay Brewery and Pub.
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Getting Around Seattle
The best way to get around Seattle is by walking and using public transit. The LINK Light Rail is efficient and inexpensive. If you plan on exploring the greater Seattle area, a car is a better option. The LINK will take you downtown from the airport for about $2.50 in about 30 minutes.
Nearby Airports
  • Seattle Tacoma International Airport-SEA
Airport Taxis
  • $45
Things to Do and See Near West Seattle