Burien is a vibrant city located on the banks of the Puget Sound boasting stunning views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains and surrounding pine tree forests. Its small-town atmosphere, timeless city centre and friendly community encapsulate the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.
Things to do
Vintage soda fountains, diners and cafes are found in the heart of Burien along SW 152nd Street. Check out trendy Burien Press for a shot of espresso, before making your way to The Greek House. This restaurant serves classic Mediterranean bites, such as keftedes, spanakopitakia and homemade baklava topped with whipped cream.
Take a walk along the waterfront at Ed Munro Seahurst Park, filled with pleasant trails, picnic benches and jungle gyms. The pathways to the beach provide a postcard-perfect view of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, the second largest estuary in America.
Aviation enthusiasts shouldn’t visit Burien without stopping at the Museum of Flight, the largest air and space museum in the world. Located next to Boeing Field, the Museum of Flight chronicles the history of aviation and is home to a variety of aeroplanes, drones and space shuttles, including the first flight-worthy Boeing 747 ever constructed.
Burien is easily accessible by bus, taxi, shuttle and rail lines, all of which connect to Seattle’s city centre and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Attractions in Burien are close enough to travel by foot or bike, and multiple bus lines connect to popular attractions.
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