Welcome to Tacoma, Washington! The city may get overshadowed by Seattle, but with a dynamic arts scene, plenty of dining and nightlife, and Mount Rainier at its doorstep, it's a great place to visit all on its own. Be amazed by the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, ride a scooter around town, shop at Freighthouse Station and Marketplace (formerly Freighthouse Square), and more. From start to finish, Tacoma excites and inspires, and you won't be bored for a second. So, start looking for Tacoma hotels today, and see this gem of South Sound tomorrow.
Out and About in Tacoma
Point Defiance Park, one of the nation's largest, is the first stop for many travelers; the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium on the grounds is also worth touring. Once you've seen that park, you have a whole list of options. Museums, notably the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and LeMay - America's Car Museum, are top-notch here. The majestic Mount Rainier National Park is just over an hour away. If the weather is nice, take a ferry to Vashon Island. You also can attend a concert at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, or explore Union Station, an architectural masterpiece. As you look for hotels in Tacoma, consider what attractions you want to see.
Eating and Drinking
Enjoy wine and Mediterranean cuisine on 6th Avenue before hitting up the bars there. Head to South Tacoma for everything from Korean fare to pizza, or go to the Lincoln District for Vietnamese cuisine. The Hilltop Neighborhood boasts a wide range of cuisine and hip bars as well.
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