The University of Washington Tacoma is located in the heart of downtown Tacoma. The area features a variety of shops, eateries, hotels and museums all located within walking distance of the University.
To get more information about the local area please visit the Travel Tacoma Website. This website will give you ideas on what to do and where to go in Tacoma and around the South Sound region.
Another great resource is the UDowntown website. This website is a guide for students and visitors to the UW Tacoma Neighborhood. It features local businesses and gives you an idea of the activities you can do around campus.