Explore Seattle

Beautiful West Seattle Will Capture Your Heart

Just 10 minutes from downtown, you'll experience beautiful beaches, trails, mountain views and a laid-back vibe

Views, views, views. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to West Seattle by its beautiful Alki beach and breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range, Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. The laid-back, outdoors-loving neighborhood vibe is reflected in the great trails, pedestrian-friendly shops and cafes and wealth of opportunities to enjoy Seattle at her best.

Bakery Nouveau (©Clare Barboza)


If you have a hankering for savory pastries, Bakery Nouveau should ­fill that desire. Further up the road try Talarico’s Pizzeria for NYC-style pizza and The Matador for Mexican fare.

Click! Design That Fits (©Angela Prosper Photography)


Music lovers will adore the variety of vinyls at Easy Street Records & Cafe. Click! Design That Fits provides fashion accessories, gifts and home decor while Carmilia’s has trendy women’s clothing.


Cocktail drinkers should head to West 5 for whipped-up concoctions with a wide range of flavored mixed drinks in a retro setting or head to Supreme for drinks and pizza. In need of a fresh cup of coffee? Relax at Olympia Coffee Roasting.

Artswest Gallery (Courtesy Artswest)


Creativity is found in abundance at the ArtsWest theater and gallery, with award-winning plays being performed throughout the year and art exhibits in their gallery that run concurrently with their productions. If you want to explore the Seattle waters, head to the far end of West Seattle and paddle out with Alki Kayak Tours.