Summer Adventure Seekers

Plan Your True Northwest Adventure

You’re an explorer; an adventurer. You seek out electrifying settings and challenging activities and can’t be bothered to waste your vacation on anything less. Take action. Start planning your next getaway to Tacoma + Pierce County.

Bask in the sun on the beach and breathe in the refreshing sea air from your stand-up paddle board at Ruston Way Waterfront or cruise a waterfront trail on your bike and hike lush trails in Tacoma’s 760-acre Point Defiance Park. Explore your artistic side with a glass-blowing class or test your racing skills at Grand Prix Raceway. Take a stimulating break at the Harbor History Museum, grab lunch and a craft beer at 7 Seas Brewing, and catch a scenic afternoon boat tour in Gig Harbor. Only two miles from downtown Tacoma, you can try your luck at Emerald Queen Casino, which features Las Vegas-style table and machine games, first-class restaurants and award-winning concert headliners.

When it’s time to venture into the countryside, make sure to stop at Crystal Mountain Resort, where you can ride the Mt. Rainier Gondola, take a scenic yoga class, enjoy mountain hiking and horseback riding trails, play disc golf, take a guided walking tour, and top-off your day with a meal at the Summit House.

Summer Events

Hard Cider Express

All Aboard! Guests can sample various cideries using Pacific Northwest apples across… // More

Studebaker Drivers Club

The 54th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club meet comes to the Pacific Northwest! The event will… // More

Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cookoff

The Second Annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned “Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ… // More

Concerts at the Washington State Fair

Macklemore, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, and more at the 2018 State Fair // More

Washington State Fair Beginners Guide

Enjoy a day at the fair, and stay overnight in Puyallup // More

Washington State Fair

It’s time to Celebrate Your State, Washington! Every September our state gathers in Puyallup… // More

Lodging and Hotels

A variety of lodging options to fit your lifestyle. Relax, and wake up rested. // More

Go Local

Itinerary Suggested Season: Summer - Morning: Wake up rejuvenated at Best Western Premier… // More

Agritourism Adventure

Itinerary Suggested Season: Spring-Summer-Fall - Morning: We’ll take advantage of all the… // More

Dining

Enjoy local cuisine and locally sourced seafood in Tacoma + Pierce County // More

Explore the Outdoors

Itinerary Suggested Season: Summer - Morning: Wake up and soak in the soothing views of… // More

Attractions

Visit historic theaters and local playhouses, try your luck at the casino or wander… // More

Events

Calendar of events in Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Fife, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, DuPont and Mount… // More

Beer Town

Itinerary: Winter-Spring-Summer-Fall: Morning: Welcome to Tacoma’s newest hotel, ideally… // More

Park-It

Day 1: Check in at the Silver Cloud Inn on Ruston Way and enjoy the views of the Puget Sound… // More