Summer Trip of a Lifetime

Plan a getaway you will never forget

You’ve worked hard. You deserve an extraordinary getaway. Find your once-in-a-lifetime vacation with a sunny summer trip to Tacoma + Pierce County. From exploring the scenic Cascade Mountain range to cruising the waterways in a kayak to enjoying a round at any number of exceptional golf courses to taking in a Broadway production in the theater district, this destination has it all.

Take the unhurried route through unique foothill communities to Mount Rainier National Park. Visit the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum to ride the longest-running steam train in the Northwest. Stay in Thornewood Castle in Lakewood and explore their timeless European gardens. Shop for and dine on local produce throughout Pierce County restaurants and farmers’ markets. Turn it up a notch when you hop in your kayak or take a sightseeing tour of the many waterway surrounding Tacoma, including Puget Sound and Point Defiance. Stimulate your cultural side in the Tacoma Museum District and round out the day with a waterfront dinner overlooking the Museum of Glass at Johnny’s Dock Restaurant & Marina

No matter what kind of adventure you're craving, Tacoma and Pierce County have something in store for you.

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

Explore the Outdoors

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

Mount Rainier Adventure

Itinerary Suggested Season: Summer - Morning: Wake up inspired over 4,000 feet above sea… // More

Dining

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

Golf

Practice your swing or golf clap at premiere courses in the area, providing amusement for… // More

Wild Flower Watch

Itinerary Suggested Season: Summer - Morning: Start the day off on a gorgeous hike in Mt.… // More

Events

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

Museum District

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Gardens of Pierce County

Itinerary: Spring - Day 1: Spring is in the air and there is no better time to get out and… // More

Visitor Guide

Your guide to where to go, who to see and what to do // More

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