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.

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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


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


Practice your swing or golf clap at premier and scenic courses in the area, offering a… // More

Wild Flower Watch

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


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

Tacoma Museum District

6 Stunning Museums, connected by a waterfront stroll, a train ride and a bridge of glass. // More

Gardens of Pierce County

Spring - Fill the senses at the colonial, Japanese, and exotic gardens of Pierce County. // More

Read the Pierce County Visitor Guide

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

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