What's Open in Pierce County

Phase 2

With Pierce County in Phase 2 of the Safe Start Washington phased reopening plan, restaurants are starting to open their dining rooms and some attractions are reopening.


Museums are expecting to open during Phase 3, and most performing arts venues during Phase 4. However, these Pierce County attractions are currently open:

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Acclaimed zoo + aquarium featuring polar bears, sharks, elephants, tigers, clouded leopards… // More

Mount Rainier Gondola

Ride to the top, and hike down through miles of wildflowers. // More

Gig Harbor Gondola

Gig Harbor Gondola is the only Venetian gondolier in the Pacific Northwest, and is a unique… // More

Lakewold Gardens

Nature and garden lover's paradise, overlooking Gravelly Lake, offering an inspirational… // More

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

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The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse

A furniture store, but also a visitor experience, with built-in visitor center, fudge… // More

Destiny Harbor Tours

Destiny Harbor Tours offers Sightseeing, Charters and Eco Tours of Tacoma Narrows Bridges,… // More

Keeper Adventure Tour at NW Trek

Get up close and personal to a bison, elk, or moose with a Keeper Adventure Tour in a… // More

Fife Aquatic Center

State-of-the-art saltwater system. Ideal for swimmers, visitors and tourists, families and… // More

Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Garden

Using found objects such as driftwood and recycled iron, artist Dan Klennert has created a… // More


Waves or glaciers? Afternoon hikes, or climbing with top-ropes? With an accessible saltwater shoreline, the top-ranked park system in the country, and Mount Rainier National Park in our backyard, Pierce County has long been synonymous with outdoor recreation. Here's what's open right now:

Mount Rainier National Park

The Nisqually Entrance and Sunrise are both now open for the season! // More

Gig Harbor Boat and Kayak Rentals

Gig Harbor Boat and Kayak Rentals is your way to get out onto the water in Gig Harbor. With… // More

EZ Times Outfitters

Come ride the beautiful trails of Elbe State Forest, rain or shine. Reservations advised but… // More

Pioneer Farm Museum + Ohop Indian Village

Escape to another century... Journey back to the 1880's with our tour guides to experience… // More

City and County Parks and Trails

Throughout Pierce County, there are dozens of parks and miles of trail that are open for… // More

Big Bus Paddleboard Rentals

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Wheel Fun Rentals

Bike and Surrey Rentals for exploring the Point Ruston waterfront Open May-October // More

Lee's SUP

Lee's rents out stand up paddle boards and outrigger canoes based on availability and offers… // More

Disc Golf at Crystal Mountain

Two free courses, for a total of 27 holes at Crystal Mountain summit // More

Stringtown Lavender Farm + Wine Cellar

We are a small lavender farm with gift shop and winery near Eatonville, WA. We grow nine… // More


Most Pierce County hotels have remained open, and you can search here for the perfect lodging for your getaway, whether it's a mountain cabin in the shadow of Mount Rainier, a waterfront hotel with a view of the Salish Sea, or a great find in one of the communities between the two.


Now that Pierce County is in Phase 2, restaurants have begun reopening their dining rooms (with restrictions and safety measures in place). Here are the places where you can sit down and enjoy a meal.

Restaurants (sorted by cuisine)

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Restaurants (sorted by city)

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In addition to major shopping outlets, many family-owned businesses in communities like Fife, Lakewood, Sumner, Puyallup, DuPont, and Gig Harbor have also opened. 

Nine Farmers Markets

Nine farmers markets are open in communities throughout Pierce County, offering fresh air,… // More

Tacoma Mall

With more than 150 stores and restaurants, Tacoma Mall serves the nearby communities of… // More

Lakewood Towne Center

Lakewood Towne Center is conveniently located South of Tacoma and North of Olympia just off… // More

Windmill Gardens

"Your Destination for Garden Inspiration" Visit Windmill Gardens, a unique shopping and… // More

South Hill Mall

Experience it all at the South Hill Mall with more stores and restaurants than you can shop… // More

Pal Do World Market

Korean Grocery Store This market also has a bakery, a video tape store, a clothing shop, a… // More

Brown & Haley Gift Shop

Makers of America's finest confections and candies for the world, including world famous… // More


Many events have gone virtual, but there are several drive-in, drive-thru, walk-thru, and physically distanced events still going on in Tacoma and Pierce County.

We'll Take a Raincheck

We want you to visit Pierce County sometime in the future, but for now, we'll take a… // More