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Family Adventure in Tacoma + Pierce County
Plan Your Summer Vacation
Searching for a family-friendly destination for your summer vacation? Look no further than Tacoma + Pierce County, Washington. With a wide variety of dining, free and low-cost attractions, exciting events and unique lodging possibilities, as well as sunny summer weather, Pierce County’s distinct regions will delight even the pickiest of family members.
Explore America’s Car Museum, where you can see rare vehicles and rotating exhibits, race in a simulator, and learn about the automobile’s effect on American society. Next, head over to the 760-acre Point Defiance Park to enjoy Puget Sound saltwater beaches and kayak rentals, hikes through stunning, manicured gardens and natural forests, in addition to the zoo, aquarium and math & science institute. Then, play together in the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and marvel at the artistic feats on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
Seeking a scenic adventure outside the city? Take the family on the Mount Rainier Gondola and savor the views of the Cascade Mountains while you dine on fresh, local cuisine at Summit House. For more outdoor fun, take your pick from a bounty of celebrations: Puyallup’s art and music festival Meeker Days in June, Sumner’s Rhubarb Days or Gig Harbor’s Food & Wine Festival in July.