©

Burien trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner

+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Washington State  /  Burien

Burien

4.8
Beaches
Burien is a suburban city in King County, Washington, United States, located south of Seattle. As of the 2010 Census, Burien's population was 33,313, which is a 49.7% increase since incorporation. An annexation in 2010 increased the city's population to about 50,000.HistorySettlement in the Burien area dates to 1864, when George Ouellet, a French-Canadian born in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec, purchased his first of several land patents for homestead sites directly from a Federal land office. Ouellet had first arrived in the Washington Territory at Port Madison on Bainbridge Island, off of the Kitsap Peninsula, in 1858. Three years after purchasing his homestead in the Burien area, he married 14-year-old Elizabeth Cushner, who was born in the Washington Territory, and started a family. Several years later, the Ouellet family moved to the White River Valley, near Auburn.A popular local tale recounts that an early settler named Mike Kelly gave the community its first name after he emerged from the trees and said, "This is truly a sunny dale." Today, a few long-time residents still refer to the Burien area as Sunnydale.In 1884, Gottlieb Burian and his wife Emma Burian, German immigrants from Hussinetz, Lower Silesia, who owned two taverns in downtown Seattle, arrived in Sunnydale. The tiny community was without improved roads or commercial buildings, reached primarily by trails. Burian built a cabin on the southeast corner of Lake Burien and reportedly formed the community into a town bearing his name . A real estate office was built and soon attracted large numbers of new residents to Burien.
Plan how to spend your time in Burien and other destinations in United States using our United States online journey builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Burien

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Burien

SeattleTrip planner BEST FOR: Art Museum, Observation Deck, Specialty Museum Olympic National ParkTrip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Forest, Scenic Drive TacomaTrip planner BEST FOR: Aquarium, Art Museum, Specialty Museum BellevueTrip planner BEST FOR: Park, Garden, Art Museum Mount VernonTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Cultural Event, Park