BURIEN: A Place to Discover

With six miles of shoreline, a flourishing arts community, and fascinating restaurants, Burien is a Puget Sound gem that won’t stay hidden for long. We welcome visitors to the city that we are proud to call home.

Only four miles from the Sea-Tac airport and minutes from Seattle, Burien is closer than you think. When you arrive, our charming downtown is a great first stop. The main street of our city is lined with independent, locally owned shops and eateries. Then explore the pristine beach at Seahurst Park. Stop for lunch in one of the many vibrant restaurants that reflect Burien’s diversity. Enjoy dramatic views of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier as you take a scenic drive around Three Tree Point. Along the way, unearth some of Burien’s artistic treasures by following our map of public art.

There is too much to see in just one day but our friendly city will invite you back again and again.


Burien's reputation for ingenuity is best demonstrated by our residents who create unique events and festivals to share with their neighbors. Our glow-in-the-dark art festival set in a forest (Arts-a-Glow), the Día de los Muertos celebration, and the Burien UFO (BUFO) Festival are just a few examples.

Visit Burien and you can also expect to find: local theater, concerts in the park, art and jazz walks, cultural festivals, parades, family fun runs, neighborhood celebrations, and more. We look forward to seeing what members of our community create next!

Burien is a Foodie Paradise!

People are quickly discovering that Burien is home to unexpected and wonderful restaurants and attractions. Burien provides the perfect pairing between fun, authentic experiences and delicious cuisine. On your way back from our four star scuba dive spot, discover a restaurant and movie theater that once housed a tin shop. Meet the third-generation owners of a beautifully ornate Chinese restaurant. Watch for whales from Seahurst beach while you enjoy the center of Puget Sound’s Mexican cuisine with the area's best tacos. There's plenty to do—and taste!—in Burien.