Best Shopping Excursions In & Around Seattle
With plenty of shopping to keep any retail addict happy within the downtown core of Seattle one may not feel the need to look further when it comes to keeping your creditors satiated. However, how can one truly focus on the task at hand (shopping) with so many of Emerald City's attractions and distractions in that very same area? Instead, we suggest for a serious shopping expedition that you consider these day trip locations where you could easily spend an open-to-close day collecting bags with store logos on them...filled to the brim of course.
Seattle Premium Outlets
10600 Quil Ceda Blvd. Tulalip, WA
Seattle Premium Outlets is the ultimate shopping day trip from Seattle and is located a mere 30 minutes away along Interstate 5. We focus on the word “excursion” because for this number one entry, the optimum scenario would be to come early and check in at Tulalip Resort Casino the head over to the outlet mall via shuttle and shop to your heart's desire, or until you reach your “available limit” then head back to the Tulalip Casino in the evening and attempt to win your money back, and perhaps head back to the mall in the morning in a vicious but FUN cycle. Good luck on all efforts!
See our listing for Seattle Premium Outlets to learn more.
Westfield South Center Mall
633 Southcenter, Seattle, WA
In 2010, the prestigious International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) gave Westfield Southcenter a Gold Award for top achievement in design of retail properties in the U.S.. What this “gold star” means is that you'll be shopping in one of the most aesthetically pleasing atmospheres around, if not downright feng shui. Of course what really matters are the stores inside, after all you're not there to take pictures. With hundreds of shops and services available all conveniently located within minutes from Sea-Tac airport at the intersection of I-5 and I-405, Southcenter Mall is a prime destination point for anyone seeking an 8-12hr day worth of shopping and mall based entertainment (foodcourt, movies, etc...). Download Westfield's Southcenter Mall directory here.
The Bellevue Collection
575 Bellevue Way, NE Bellevue, Washington
The Bellevue Collection is a monolithic 3 phase structure of shopping, entertainment and accommodation. First, Bellevue Place is home to some of the best restaurants around Seattle as well as the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and specialty boutiques for those tired of finding multiples of clothing and accessory items on retail racks that all but guarantee that you will bump into someone wearing the exact same thing at the worst possible time (proms, weddings, Sunday afternoons, etc...). Lincoln Square is where you will find a luxury cinema, the Westin Bellevue Hotel & Spa, more specialty shops and entertainment venues (billiards, upscale watering holes). Finally, the queen of it all is Bellevue Square, the shopping epicenter of Seattle.
Please visit our Bellevue Collection listing to learn more.