Tacoma is a city in Washington state, on the banks of Puget Sound, just south of Seattle. It’s known for the Museum of Glass, which has works by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly among its exhibits. These include installations on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. The Tacoma Art Museum has a strong Northwest regional focus. The Washington State History Museum features hands-on exhibits, plus a vast model railroad.

Dining & Nightlife

Duke’s
At Duke’s, we are not interested in compromising quality in any way; we have relentlessly developed incredible sources that provide amazing quality. Almost all the seafood we feature here at Duke’s comes from the Northwest and Alaska. We thank you for coming in and want to welcome you to our restaurant. We know you will find that we care deeply about the food we serve and the enjoyment of our guests.
Marzano Restaurant
Featuring house-made bronze-die pastas, locally-sourced ingredients and a thoughtful wine list of worlds old and new, Marzano marries classic Italian dishes with smart, modern style.
Top of Tacoma Bar & Café
Down-to-earth tavern suppling drinks & casual chow till late night, with happy hour twice daily.

Activities & Recreation

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is a much-loved area of zoo land in Tacoma and spreads across a lush 29 acres. The zoo has an amazing 9,000 different animals, which covers an impressive 367 different species. The zoo dates back to 1905 when it first opened its doors and you can also visit the aquarium here which was added in 1935. If you are traveling with younger guests in particular, then this is a great place to come to check out some of the wildlife that abounds in the Washington area.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts comprises the Pantages Theater and the Rialto Theater, both completed in 1918, and the much newer Theater on the Square, which opened in 1993. Set in Tacoma's downtown theater district, the Broadway Center is the home of the Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Symphony, Tacoma Youth Symphony, Tacoma Concert Band, Northwest Sinfonietta, and the Tacoma City Ballet.
Tacoma Glass Blowing Studio
The Tacoma Glassblowing Studio is a venture run by a husband-and-wife team and has been operating since 2006. Visitors to the studio can buy art from the beautiful pieces on display, admire the artworks, watch demonstrations of glassblowing, or enroll in classes. Classes fill up months in advance but are worth the wait. The studio offers 1-day workshops, 4-week and 6-week classes, and private lessons of 2 or 4 hours in length.