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Tacoma & So. Sound Attractions (Pg 3):

Ruston Way

Ruston Way

Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA | 253-305-1000

Panoramic views of Commencement Bay, Vashon Island, the Olympic Mountains and Northeast Tacoma greet visitors to Ruston Way. The two-mile long scenic waterfront is a great place for walking, jogging or rollerblading. Fishing enthusiasts can find a place to drop their lines at the Les Davis pier.

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Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 | 253-272-4258

The Tacoma Art Museum, located in Tacoma's Cultural District, offers a collection of over 3,000 pieces, 70 percent of which consist of works by Northwest artists such as Morris Graves, Jacob Lawrence, Joseph Park, Barbara Earl Thomas, and Patti Warashina. Visitors will also find an exhibit of Dale Chihuly's work on long-term display.

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Taste of Tacoma

Taste of Tacoma

5400 North Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407 | 425-295-3262

The Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma is the "Ultimate Summer Get Together" featuring over 40+ restaurants & vendors, local restaurant showcase, craft & commercial goods vendors, live music on 4 stages, live cooking demonstrations & cook-offs at The Taste Cooks! stage, the Rose Garden which includes The Wine Bar and the Craft Beer Tasting, outdoor beer gardens, the Funtastic Carnival & more!

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Washington State Fair

Washington State Fair

110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371 | 253-845-1771

Get ready to PARTY BIG at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. For 20 glorious days enjoy delicious food, wild rides, dazzling entertainment and fun for the whole family. It's the biggest party in the state and you don't want to miss out! Continuing the tradition started in 2016, The Fair kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend and ends September 23, providing an additional week of fun.

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Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98004 | 253-272-9747

The Washington State History Museum uses interactive exhibits, dramatic artifacts, storytelling through theatrical performance, and high-tech displays to teach people about the state of Washington's history. The history lab on the top floor even offers attendies a hands-on approach to learning. Located in Tacoma, the museum also features 106,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights at Point Defiance

5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 | 253-591-5337

Need a break from Christmas shopping and holiday baking? Head on over to Point Defiance Zoo for their annual Zoo Lights celebration. Over half a million colorful lights adorn the zoo grounds for one unbelievable holiday display. Don't expect to see any polar bears or penguins on this trip, though - they're tucked away safe and sound for this one.

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