The tours offered at our RG are located in the Westfield Southcenter Mall area. Our hotel participates in a free shuttle to the mall, so if you’re up for some walking, you will be able to join even if you didn’t bring a car to the hotel. Advanced registration required. More information about the shuttle here. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more complete travel directions.
Seattle Chocolate Factory
For just $12 you get to taste your way through their flagship store. We’re offering this tour at 2pm on Friday before the RG officially starts. The factory is located at 1180 Andover Park West, 1.2 miles south of the mall shuttle drop off. (24 minute walk or 11 minutes by metro bus). The tour does involve stairs, and attendees must be at least six years old to participate. NOTE: due to lack of interest the charter bus option has been cancelled.
Mead Tour ~ two venues for the price of transportation
Friday, March 17, 3:30 pm
Oppegaard Meadery/Bloodmoon Meadworks
Viking Mead with a modern twist. Oppegaard Meadery creates an amazing variety of Mead using a wide range of both common and rare ingredients. Honey is always the main ingredient, but also expect to find fruit, spices, hops, herbs, and even tea leaves in the unique Meads they craft. Their tasting room, which is kid and dog friendly, is located within a mile of the Westfield Southcenter Mall.
Contrivance Wine & Meadery
Small batch hand-crafted mead and premium wines are available for tasting at their steampunk-themed tasting room. This venue, which can accommodate 20 people, is kid and dog friendly and within a mile of the Westfield Southcenter mall.
Tickets for the Mead Tour are free but limited to 50 people. Charter bus transportation has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
Transportation options by tour:
Seattle Chocolate Factory, March 17
1. Uber, taxi or rideshare
2. Take the free 1:05 hotel shuttle to Southcenter. From there take #150 bus to Andover Park W & Midland Dr. Walk south on Andover Park W towards Midland to 1180 Andover Park W.
3. Take the free 1:05 hotel shuttle to Southcenter. Walk or uber, taxi or rideshare 1.2 miles from Southcenter to 1180 Andover Park W.
Return option is reverse instructions. Catch the 2:20 or 3:20 shuttle back from Southcenter between JOEY Southcenter and Duke’s Seafood.
1. Uber, taxi or rideshare
2. Take the free 3:05 hotel shuttle to Southcenter. From there take the F Line bus to Strander Blvd and Andover Park E. Walk W on Strander to Andover E. Turn left on Andover Park E. Turn left. Arrive 600 Industry Drive.
3. Take the free 3:05 shuttle. Walk (~15 min) or uber or taxi or rideshare from Southcenter.
Return option is reverse instructions. Catch the 6:20 (last) shuttle back from Southcenter between JOEY Southcenter and Duke’s Seafood. Sometimes leaves as late as 6:30.