GET TO KNOW Alki
Even people who have never been to West Seattle have seen Alki. It's that picturesque stretch of beach across Elliott Bay from downtown. In fact, if you want to get to Alki without taking a car, you can bypass the roads altogether from downtown by taking a water taxi across! It's a ten-minute ride and the cheapest scenic water trip you can take in Seattle. The sidewalks of Alki are lined with restaurants and bars and a few shops catering to beachgoers. Making its sandy beaches a very lively scene in summer. In winter, it's more popular among seals. Alki was actually the first place that settlers stopped. They moved on quickly and it was Seattle that became more urban. While Alki acquired its resort vibes. Behind the waterfront, Alki is almost entirely residential. With cute bungalows and ranch homes lining windy roads uphill and more serene level streets below.
WHERE TO SHOP
Alki Surf Shop: Get kitted out for fun on the water, or find locally made accessories to give your style a splash of island life.
WHERE TO CHILL
Ampersand Coffee: Enjoy perfect views and warm brews from indoor and outdoor seating at this independent cafe in the center of Alki's waterfront.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Schmitz Preserve Park: The beach is right there, so that is the obvious option. But don't forget about this sylvan wonderland of old growth just to the south.
WHERE TO EAT
La Rustica: If you want to get away from the touristy spots on the beach, go just a little east for gourmet, intimate Italian dining.
WHERE TO DRINK
El Chupacabra: A divey bar experience with no frills Mexican food, stiff drinks, and staff that will be grateful if you don't act like an asshole tourist.
LIVE IN Alki
$725 kCondo Avg.
$1.02 mSingle Family Avg.
$1,9752 Bedroom Rent