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The Best of West Seattle

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West Seattle is a neighborhood infused with local spirit. Tourists will find their way to Alki Beach, where the first settlers of Seattle landed, but most people miss out on the hidden gems the rest of the neighborhood has to offer. Eat, shop, and explore like a local in West Seattle.
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4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
Sure, there's a lot of hubbub about Crumble + Flake right now, but for my money, it's hard to beat Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle (and now in Capitol Hill, at 15th and E. John). This immensely popular place always has lines snaking through the...
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4725 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
West Seattle is a bit off the beaten path for visitors, but the short drive is worth it. After admiring the sunset at Alki Beach, head to the Alaska Junction, the main shopping/eating area on California Avenue. There you'll find Mashiko, one of my...
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4721 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
In the heart of West Seattle's Alaska Junction is the local gem Husky Deli, family-owned since 1932. In summer, the line winds through the store for their famous ice cream — like the Oreo Coffee scoop shown here. But their made-to-order deli...
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Junction, Seattle, WA, USA
If you say "Ma'ono" to a Seattle local, you might get a blank look — but try "the fried chicken place that used to be Spring Hill," and you'll get a nod of recognition. Back when it was Spring Hill, their weekly fried-chicken nights were so...
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2130 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126, USA
Jack Block Park in West Seattle is adjacent to popular Alki Beach Park, but tucked away from the summer crowds. It's a beautiful spot to watch the sunset.
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2918 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126, USA
Head over to West Seattle for breakfast (or dinner and a milkshake) at Luna Park Cafe. Be sure to read up on the history of Luna Park, Seattle's Coney Island that has now been torn down, while you're there.
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8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Lincoln Park in West Seattle is a waterfront park where you can walk along the beach or a trail near the water. There are a few play areas and several picnic tables and shelters in the park. It's known to be a whale-watching spot in the right...
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4503 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116, USA
Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook/Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Seattle is a quiet place to take in beautiful views of water.