West Seattle is its own little town. And you have to take a bridge to get there, but its worth it.
From the stretch of Alki Beach along one side of West Seattle you have stunning views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound, not to mention more than one option for amazing tacos. The downtown area runs along California Ave and has blocks of shops, restaurants and anything else you might enjoy.
This area has a character all its own and its amenities, charming homes and shopping district make it a little gem just across the bridge.