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TacomaUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Tacoma

FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont
FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont
3 out of 5
1609 McNeil St., Dupont, WA
The price is CA $118 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Located in the heart of Dupont, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Home Course Golf Course and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Fort Lewis Museum. Joint Base Lewis-McChord ...

4.2/5Very Good! (975 reviews)

"Great customer service! Clean property located in good area."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

FairBridge Inn & Suites Dupont
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way
3 out of 5
31611 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $124 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in the heart of Federal Way, this hotel is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Emerald Downs ...

4.3/5Excellent! (402 reviews)

"It’s so close to the downtown, staff was nice! I will stay there in my future trip to federal way , I enjoy my stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Seattle Federal Way
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA
2.5 out of 5
1515 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in the heart of Puyallup, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and Puyallup Fairgrounds. South Hill Mall and Pierce ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay, Great location, not far from restaurants; very clean and nice amenities, we definitely would stay here again if we have activities in this area next time."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton-Tacoma/Puyallup, WA
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.

Vacation Rentals in Tacoma

Conveniently Located, Clean and Newly Remodeled
Conveniently Located, Clean and Newly Remodeled
5411 S M St, Tacoma, WA

Located in South Tacoma, this holiday home is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Tacoma Mall and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Tacoma Dome. St. Joseph Medical Center and LeMay Car ...

Conveniently Located, Clean and Newly Remodeled
Huge, Beautiful Home to Relax and Enjoy the View!
Huge, Beautiful Home to Relax and Enjoy the View!
2313 N 28th St, Tacoma, WA

Located in North End, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Job Carr Cabin Museum and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Tacoma ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (18 reviews)
Great house for large group

"This house was perfect for our large group! We had 2 families together and everyone had plenty of space!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2020

Huge, Beautiful Home to Relax and Enjoy the View!
Bodhi's BumGalow
Bodhi's BumGalow
3.5 out of 5
6624 Whitman Street Northeast, Tacoma, WA

Situated in Tacoma, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dash Point State Park and Caledonia Beach. Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village and BJ's ...

Bodhi's BumGalow
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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Reviews of Tacoma

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 11, 2020

We went to a concert at McMenamins Elk Temple and LOVED the venue!

4/5 - Good

Jess

Feb 3, 2020

Legendary Donuts is a fantastic place to check out. Amazing selection, and there’s a cat cafe across the street! (Catffeinated). Also check out the museum of glass, it a super cool.

1/5 - Terrible

Steven

Jan 2, 2020

This is the worst hotel we have stayed at in the last 10 years. Choose another hotel! The receptionist should choose another occupation - we suggest a prison guard would be more consistent with her attitude and approach to service.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 11, 2019

Only had time to see the Chihuly Bridge of Glass

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jul 29, 2019

Lemay family's old car collection was a must see. Huge number of interesting cars and other auto memorabilia.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jul 18, 2019

If you are staying in Tacoma, set aside a day or two to explore the Point Defiance park, and the Point Defiance zoo & Aquarium. It’s not a far drive from the holiday inn and the aquarium is far superior to the Seattle aquarium (cheaper too)

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