Tacoma, WA

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Tacoma showing a city, a bay or harbor and a marina

Visit Tacoma to see stunning glass art and excellent museums. Explore nearby majestic Mount Rainier or a large urban park on Puget Sound.

Tacoma has transformed itself from its industrial roots into a uniquely enjoyable destination for visitors. Discover a thriving arts scene. Spend time in verdant city parks and gardens or visit nearby Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. Enjoy international cuisine and explore boutique shopping districts.

Marvel at the walk along Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500-foot (150-meter) overpass with over 2,000 displayed glass figures and models. Follow the walkway to the Museum of Glass where you’ll find a stunning range of translucent art. Make your own objets d’art at the Glassblowing Studio. Continue to the Tacoma Art Museum, where exhibits range from Native American artifacts to contemporary installations.

Ride the Tacoma Link, a low-cost light rail line serving the main routes around town. One popular stop is the Washington State Museum, which describes life in early frontier towns. A good bus service runs around the rest of Tacoma.

Head to Wright Park where the stunning W. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory holds over 250 plant species. Travel a short way north to Point Defiance Park on Puget Sound. At 100 years old and 700 acres (280 hectares) in area, it is one of the oldest and largest urban parks in the United States. Visit Point Defiance Zoo, where you can ride a camel or encounter a polar bear.

Discover real wilderness by walking the trails in nearby Mount Rainier National Park. The shady paths on this volcanic mountain are the perfect place to come on a hot summer day, while in winter you can ski down the slopes.

Return to town for modern luxuries. Look for bargains in the shops of Proctor and Stadium districts and complete your day in a lively bar or restaurant on 6th Avenue. Sample local specialties: Washington cherries, Almond Roca, locally roasted coffee, Dungeness crab, oysters and rhubarb pie.

Fly into Sea-Tac International Airport, 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Tacoma and 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Seattle, a pleasant daytrip destination.

Where to stay in Tacoma

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tacoma - Seattle
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tacoma - Seattle
2.5 out of 5
1425 E 27th St, Tacoma, WA, 98421
The price is NT$3,369 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Tacoma. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Not a good area"

Reviewed on 2022/5/6

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tacoma - Seattle
Hotel Murano
Hotel Murano
4.5 out of 5
1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA, 98402
The price is NT$3,996 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Tacoma. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Nice layout of lobby"

Reviewed on 2022/5/15

Hotel Murano
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tacoma Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tacoma Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2102 South C Street, Tacoma, WA, 98402
The price is NT$3,754 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Tacoma. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 2022/5/8

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tacoma Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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Well Appointed Tacoma Apartments
Well Appointed Tacoma Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1429 E 64th St, Tacoma, WA, 98404
The price is NT$3,456 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Tacoma. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Tacoma Dome and Emerald Queen Casino are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (3 reviews)
"The apartment was perfect for what I needed. The beds were so very comfortable with lots of pillows - I loved that! It was also really nicely decorated - loved the vibe."

Reviewed on 2022/5/2

Well Appointed Tacoma Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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