America’s coolest downtowns – now featuring Tacoma

Friday, May 5, 2017 11:00 AM by Matt Wakefield

Hot on the heels of Tacoma being named to TripAdvisor/FlipKey’s list of best affordable spring break cities, Expedia’s travel blog, Viewfinder, just placedTacoma near the top of a list of America’s Coolest Downtowns.
 
Citing the abundance of glass art (including Dale Chihuly’s Bridge of Glass), the waterfront and even Savor Tacoma Creperie, when the article’s author calls Tacoma “the hottest city in the Puget Sound,” she’s not just talking about the summer we’re counting down to.  
 
Since you’ll probably wanting to see which other cities Tacoma was named among (spoiler alert: Boston, Cancun and a few others you’ll definitely have heard of), you can find it all here.
 
Author: Matt Wakefield

Matt is Travel Tacoma + Pierce County's communications manager. He's a Pacific Northwest native and outdoor enthusiast. He's also a minimalist, so we'll stop here.

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