Seattle Waterfront Alaskan Way along Elliot Bay
Seattle's Waterfront offers many sights and activities. Fishing piers, boats, souvenir and specialty shops, seafood restaurants, the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle IMAX Dome, and much more fill the waterfront area. There is also a Waterfront Street Car available to travel between the International District, Pioneer Square, and the waterfront. You can also view the scenery from a horse-drawn carriage.
General Attractions & Information
AIRPORTS - SHUTTLES - PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
- SeaTac Airport 206-431-4444
- King County International Airport/Boeing Field 206-296-7380
- Shuttle Express 206-622-1424
- Seattle Express 206-793-0700
- Metro Transit 206-553-3000 (stops 3 block from the KOA)
- Washington State Ferries 800-843-3799
- Seattle Center Monorail 206-905-2320
- Muckleshoot Casino 800-804-4944 in Auburn Over 1200 of your favorite machines, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy, three restaurants, 52 tables and hundreds of slots.
- Silver Dollar Casino 206-241-9526 in Tukwila Quaint casino with table play, full menu, and lounge.
- Golden Nugget 206-246-8545 in Tukwila Just next door to the Silver Dollar Casino. Full menu, lounge, and cards.
- Riverside Casino 206-244-5400 in Tukwila Table pay, lounge, full menu, and right across the street form two other casinos.
FUN CENTERS and SWIMMING
- City of Seattle Information 206-386-1234
- Seattle/South King County Convention and Bureau Info 206-461-5840 Link: http://www.visitseattle.org
- Seattle Chamber of Commerce 206-389-7200
- Kent Cultural Events Line 256-856-5050
- Kent Chamber of Commerce 253-854-1770
- Weather Report 206-526-6087
- Mountain Pass Information 888-766-4636
- Washington State Tourism 800-544-1800 http://www.experiencewa.com/
- Seattle Mariners 206-622-HITS - Baseball
- Tacoma Rainiers 800-281-3834 - Baseball
- Everett Aquasox 425-258-3673 - Baseball
- Seattle Storm 206-217-WNBA - Basketball
- Seattle Seahawks 888-NFL-HAWK - Football
- UW Huskies www.gohuskies.com - Football
- Seattle Thunderbirds 206-448-PUCK - Hockey
- Tacoma Thundercats 253-62-SCORE - Hockey
- Seattle Sounders 800-796-KICK - Soccer
Most tickets for sporting events can be purchased through Ticketmaster 206-628-0888 SPORTS
- Salty's on Redondo Beach 253-946-0636 in Redondo
The northwest's best seafood. Featuring magnificent views of the Olympic Mts. and Maury Island.
- Salty's on Alki Point 206-937-1600
More great seafood! Featuring a view of the city and the Puget Sound
- Anthony's Homeport 206-824-1947 in Des Moines
Wonderful seafood with a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound.
- Ivar's Acres of Clams 206-624-6852Located right on the waterfront, Pier 54 provides a scenic backdrop for this attractive, yet informal restaurant. This has been a beloved Seattle tradition since 1938.
- HD Hotspurs 253-854-5653 in Kent
BBQ at its finest and only 3 miles from the KOA.
- Claim Jumper 206-575-3918 in Tukwila
Exciting meals, large proportions, and reasonable pricing! Just 3 miles from the KOA! Rotisserie chicken, ribs, and wood fire pizzas are just a few of the favorites, not to mention the incredible desserts.
- Saya Restaurant 253-395-7987 in Kent
Best Thai food in town and only a few blocks from the KOA. Eat in or order take-out. Fast, casual, and reasonable.
- Rainforest Café
206-248-8882 in Tukwila
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the rainforest while you enjoy the exciting food and beverages. Located in the Southcenter Mall.
- Great Wall Mall 425-251-1600 in Kent
People from all over the world come to shop this enormous Asian center. It features many shops, a large Asian grocery store, and 8 to 10 Asian restaurants.
- Southcenter Parkway Restaurants (Just 3 miles from the campground)
Newport Bay, Applebees, Zoopa, Sizzler, Outback Steakhouse, Tony Roma's, Winners, Azteca, Cucina! Cucina!, and Taco Del Mar
- Other Area Restaurants (within 5 miles of the campground)
Red Robin, Jimmy Mac's, The Keg, 13 Coins, Ivar's Seafood Bar, and many fast food options.
- Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 360-832-6116 in Puyallup
Take an automated tram tour through this spectacular wildlife sanctuary. Elk, mountain goats, otters, bears, bison, and big horn sheep are just a handful of animals you'll see.
- Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 253-591-5335 in Tacoma
Polar bears, beluga whales, and sharks are just a few of the wondrous animals in the Tacoma zoo.
PARKS AND ZOOS
- Seattle Art Museum 206-654-3100
Over 19.000 pieces in this superb collection of Asian , African, Native American, and modern art of the Pacific Northwest.
- Seattle Asian Art Museum 206-654-3100
This museum focuses on the beautiful art form Japan, China, Korea, India, Himalayas, and Southeast Asia.
- The Children's Museum 206-441-1768
Especially for kids. This interactive museum allows children to explore the mountain forest, create art, and use their imagination to travel around the world.
- Washington State History Museum 888-238-4373 in Tacoma
From geology to technology, and stirring triumphs to absurd foibles and follies…the soul, spirit, and stories of Washington await your discovery.
- Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum 206-748-9991
Learn about law enforcement at the largest police museum in the western U.S. Discover the history of Northwest Law Enforcement, policing the frontier, and the "taming of Seattle."
- Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art 206-455-1116
Step in to a world of small wonders, where history unfolds through the vision of master doll makers.
- Regal 12 Cinema 206-575-1313 in Tukwila
One block from Southcenter Mall. 12 screens of current movies.
- Southcenter Cinema 206-242-6100 in Tukwila
1 screen, surround sound, and located in the Southcenter Mall
- East Valley 13 425-873-2071 in Renton
Just 5 miles northeast of the KOA.
MOVIE THEATERS & CINEMAS
- Southcenter Mall 206-246-7400 in Tukwila
JC Penny, Sears, Bon Marche, Nordstrom, Abercrombie, and American Eagle are just a small selection of the 170 stores in this mall.
- SuperMall 253-883-9500 in Auburn
The Northwest's largest outlet mall with 130 stores under one roof. Eddie Bauer Outlet, Gap Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Donna Karan Company Store, and much more.
- Parkway Supercenter 206-575-8090 in Tukwila
This 45-store strip mall includes Gart Sports, Old Navy, Michael's Craft, Hallmark, Babies R Us and more. Located off Southcenter parkway.
- Kent Family Golf Center and Driving Range 253-850-8300 in Kent
- Riverbend Golf Complex 253-854-3673 in Kent 18 hole, 9 hole course, driving range, 3 pro shops, 18 hole mini golf
- Foster Golf Links 206-242-4221 in Tukwila 18 holes, 69 par course, pro shop and restaurant
- Tyee Golf Course 206-878-3540 in SeaTac 18 holes, 5925 -yard course
- Maplewood Green 425-277-4444 in Maple Valley/Renton 18 holes, par 72, pro shop, restaurant, and lounge
- Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 253-661-9377
22- acre garden has one of the largest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas this side of the state.
- Pacific Rim Bonsai Tree Collection
This outdoor museum has over 50 bonsai displayed and is sponsored by Weyerhaeuser Corporation.
- Washington State Arboretum 206-543-8800, Japanese Garden 206-684-4725
On the shores of lake Washington, this 230-acre collection of oaks, Japanese maples, conifers, camellias, and hollies is one of the nation's largest living museums.
- Skyart Indoor Racing 425-251-5060 in Kent Go-cart racing on an indoor track within a few miles from the KOA.
- Family Fun Center 425-228-7300 in Tukwila Go-carts, bumper boats, laser tag, batting cages, mini golf, and video games. 5 miles from the KOA
- King County Aquatics Center 253-997-1573 in Federal Way Olympic size pool, diving area, open swims, lessons, and more.
14.000 feet of beauty, Mt. Rainier is a must see. Hiking, picnicking, and breathtaking views. Call 360-569-2211 for more information.
Mt. St. Helens
This remarkable volcano , 3 hours southeast of Seattle, continues to recover from the destructive eruption over 20 years ago. Call 260-577-3137 for more info.
Olympic National Park
Nature at its best, the Olympic Park offers a rainforest, pristine beach line, and amazing views. Call 260-452-4502 for more information.
San Juan Islands
80 miles north of Seattle, the Anacortes ferry terminal is your place to start with a day of cruising waters to the beautiful islands . There are many different recreational activities, sightseeing attractions, and excellent restaurants. Call 360-289-2451 for info.
Beautiful ocean beaches, parks, bike trails, camping, and lodging facilities of the Washington coast. Call 360-245-2451 for more information.
30 miles east of Seattle nestled in the Cascade Mts., lies Snoqualmie Falls . This is one of Washington's top three tourist attractions. Call 800-826-6124 for info.
Victoria/Vancouver, British Columbia
3 hours north of Seattle, Vancouver has shopping, parks, and a cruise that takes you to the wondrous parks and Old English charm of Victoria. 800-663-6000. Also located in Victoria, is Butchart Gardens, 4 wonderful gardens in one. 250-652-4422.
Tillicum Village on Blake Island
Tillicum Village on Blake Island typifies the Northwest. It combines the best of what the area has to offer… a chance to get out on the water, magnificent views, wildlife, lush vegetation, fresh salmon, and Indian dancing. 800-426-1205
Whistler, British Columbia
Enjoy golf, river trips, fishing, and hiking in the summer months or enjoy incredible skiing in the winter months. Just 3 hours north of Seattle. 888-858-4845.
Crystal Mountain is located just 2 hours south of Seattle, near Mt. Rainier. 888-SKI-6199. Stevens Pass is just 2 hours east of Seattle on Highway 2. 206-812-4510
Discover the charming, Bavarian village of Leavenworth. The town offers many fun festivals including, the Icicle Chamber Music Festival, Kinderfest, Bavarian Bike and Brews Festival, Salmon Fest Volkswalk, Oktoberfest, their famous Christmas lighting ceremonies, and many, many more! 509-548-5807