Tacoma in Washington, is the state's second-largest city, with just under 200,000 residents.
It is served by Sea-Tac airport, which serves Seattle, Tacoma, and the greater Seattle area. Tacoma often gets a negative description that is similar to the one given to Oakland, California but in the same way, this comes from those who have never lived in or even visited the city. While it has neither the tourist amenities of its neighbor Seattle to the north nor the suburban safety of Olympia to the south, one can certainly spend a few pleasant days in Tacoma and see the city's dynamic art scene as well as its great ballet.
In addition to Sea-Tac airport, there are:
Over 100 years old, Point Defiance Park features old growth forests, gardens, the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Owen Beach, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, and Camp 6 Logging Museum, as well as a playground and countless hiking trails.
Tacoma is home to a variety of museums:
6th Avenue has some affordable restaurants.
Downtown Tacoma has a wide range of restaurants, from fine dining to casual.
Hilltop just up the hill from Downtown Tacoma has many choices for dining.
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(SEA) Seattle/Tacoma Sea/Tac
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Parkland, near Tacoma & Seatle. beautiful state. rains a lot. got to go to Mt. Rainier, the Space Needle and Puget Sound. Took lots of drive through the countryside.
I lived in Tacoma and on Ft. Lewis. I lived there when I was little...my husband was arrested in a small town called Bellingham, up near the border.
Bellingham and Tacoma. Gig Harbor was a rich prissy town. Pretty, but glad to be out. I lived here from Kindergarten through 4th grade, and then for 12th grade.