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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Relaxing place for a walk along the waterfront. Good view of Boeing factory and Hyatt Regency.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“I will warn you, when I ate pizza here, I have never been satisfied with anything since. Located in a historic building in southeast Seattle, across the street from Lake Washington on the corner of Rainier Ave S. The name of the pizzeria, Pulcinella (pul chee'nel la) is a character from the 17th century Italian Commedia dell'Arte that is widely recognized as the symbol of Naples. ~The Story of Pizzeria Pulcinella~ Our passion is Neapolitan Pizza Tender dough prepared with soft wheat from southern Italy Perfectly balanced Italian tomatoes Luscious, fresh mozzarella Fresh basil and extra virgin olive Baked expertly in 70 - 90 seconds in our Valoriani (Italian, of course) wood fired oven From this extraordinary but simple recipe the Pizza Margherita is created and forms the culinary palette which our expert pizzaioli create an almost endless variety of pizzas. Pulcinella has been "certified Neapolitan" by the Verace Pizza Napolitana Association since 2009.~ Ok now after Reading that, try to not go there.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Established in 2007. A family-friendly pedestrian neighborhood lined with unique and lively storefronts, The Landing offers something for everyone. From small, creative boutiques, o bustling, brand-name shops - cozy cafes, restaurants, salons, spas, theaters and more. …”
  • 18 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This is a great place to go and spend a few hours, you can do dinner and a movie, get some fishing supplies for the river down the street, pick up some supplies for your stay. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“At 10-12 minutes walking distance, this is one of the closest locations to the guest house. Full restaurant, bar, and bakery in historic stone building across the street from Lake Washington. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A good place to take the family and kids. Lots of activities for the kids. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving…we make the dream of flight a reality by giving our customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to eat
“One of the best courses in the area with stunning views of Seattle and Bellevue. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“if your a music fan of Jimmy our local Rock Star his Memorial is lovely and iconic. Visit before you head out to the Airport it is 20 min from Sea Tac with traffic 35 to 40 min. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not many small cities that can boast a great steak house and yet, here you are. Established in 1901 The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during prohibition. The current owners have honored the building’s historic roots keeping the recently restored, original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was, when the Melrose Building was built. Heres a little history lesson 1901 Englishman Ben Atkinson built a three-story hotel, café and saloon with the money he made in the gold fields of the Alaskan Yukon. The 60-room hotel was upstairs with the café and saloon located on the bottom floor. The saloon was the watering hole of many coal miners and brick factory workers. 1918 Prohibition did not diminish the popularity of the Melrose. It flourished as a pool hall, card room and soda parlor. 1928 Fire leveled the top two floors and a portion of the bottom level of the Melrose. Fortunately, the saloon remained intact including the mirrored back bar which remains today in the Melrose. 1939 Robert Dobson purchased the bar from Ben’s son, George Atkinson. 1946 Jimy Nattucici and Tim Bertozzi purchased and operated the tavern. 1972 Nattucici sold the Melrose to famed local boxer Boone Kirkman. Boone added a sparring ring as well as his practice bag to the décor of the tavern. The Melrose overflowed when Boone’s fights were televised. 1997 Armondo Pavone, Tim and Kimberly Searing, and Charles and Beverly Keeslar, purchased the building from Louie Barei. 2002 The Melrose Grill opened on January 13, 2002. One of the first Renton Restaurants is reborn! 2008 Armondo and Angela Pavone partner with original Grill Chef Franco Phillips”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Vintage arcade with classic $0.25 games. Great inexpensive entertainment for the whole family. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“The owners are friends; tell them we sent you! Great German food and beer - always a fun spot.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Looking to knock down somes pins and grab a drink. One of the nicest bowling alleys in the area. They also have shuffleboard , pool tables, arcade, and glow in the dark bowling. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is definitely the biggest restaurant in Seattle area with huge variety of seafood, Chinese food, Mongolian grill, plus a prime rib carving table. It also has a large section of freshly made sushi, poke and made to order noodle soup bar, plus an impressive dessert table.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Better visit during lunch time to avoid the long wait. Or order carry out to skip the line. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“Who doesn't know Costco... but you need a membership to get in. Please check with the host if you don't have a membership and we might be able to take your shopping here.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“I will warn you, when I ate pizza here, I have never been satisfied with anything since. Located in a historic building in southeast Seattle, across the street from Lake Washington on the corner of Rainier Ave S. The name of the pizzeria, Pulcinella (pul chee'nel la) is a character from the 17th century Italian Commedia dell'Arte that is widely recognized as the symbol of Naples. ~The Story of Pizzeria Pulcinella~ Our passion is Neapolitan Pizza Tender dough prepared with soft wheat from southern Italy Perfectly balanced Italian tomatoes Luscious, fresh mozzarella Fresh basil and extra virgin olive Baked expertly in 70 - 90 seconds in our Valoriani (Italian, of course) wood fired oven From this extraordinary but simple recipe the Pizza Margherita is created and forms the culinary palette which our expert pizzaioli create an almost endless variety of pizzas. Pulcinella has been "certified Neapolitan" by the Verace Pizza Napolitana Association since 2009.~ Ok now after Reading that, try to not go there.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
“At 10-12 minutes walking distance, this is one of the closest locations to the guest house. Full restaurant, bar, and bakery in historic stone building across the street from Lake Washington. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A good place to take the family and kids. Lots of activities for the kids. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“There are not many small cities that can boast a great steak house and yet, here you are. Established in 1901 The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during prohibition. The current owners have honored the building’s historic roots keeping the recently restored, original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was, when the Melrose Building was built. Heres a little history lesson 1901 Englishman Ben Atkinson built a three-story hotel, café and saloon with the money he made in the gold fields of the Alaskan Yukon. The 60-room hotel was upstairs with the café and saloon located on the bottom floor. The saloon was the watering hole of many coal miners and brick factory workers. 1918 Prohibition did not diminish the popularity of the Melrose. It flourished as a pool hall, card room and soda parlor. 1928 Fire leveled the top two floors and a portion of the bottom level of the Melrose. Fortunately, the saloon remained intact including the mirrored back bar which remains today in the Melrose. 1939 Robert Dobson purchased the bar from Ben’s son, George Atkinson. 1946 Jimy Nattucici and Tim Bertozzi purchased and operated the tavern. 1972 Nattucici sold the Melrose to famed local boxer Boone Kirkman. Boone added a sparring ring as well as his practice bag to the décor of the tavern. The Melrose overflowed when Boone’s fights were televised. 1997 Armondo Pavone, Tim and Kimberly Searing, and Charles and Beverly Keeslar, purchased the building from Louie Barei. 2002 The Melrose Grill opened on January 13, 2002. One of the first Renton Restaurants is reborn! 2008 Armondo and Angela Pavone partner with original Grill Chef Franco Phillips”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“The owners are friends; tell them we sent you! Great German food and beer - always a fun spot.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Looking to knock down somes pins and grab a drink. One of the nicest bowling alleys in the area. They also have shuffleboard , pool tables, arcade, and glow in the dark bowling. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is definitely the biggest restaurant in Seattle area with huge variety of seafood, Chinese food, Mongolian grill, plus a prime rib carving table. It also has a large section of freshly made sushi, poke and made to order noodle soup bar, plus an impressive dessert table.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Better visit during lunch time to avoid the long wait. Or order carry out to skip the line. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

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