Located at the foot of iconic Mount Rainier, along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State, Tacoma is recognized as a livable and progressive port city. With a population of more than 217,000 residents1, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the state. In the last few decades, the city underwent a major transformation and became a center for international exports, the arts and diverse culture, outdoor recreation, and healthy, affordable living. Scenic views abound, from salt water beaches to twin suspension bridges, from nearby national parks to an urban forest preserve. Average temperatures in Tacoma typically range from 37°F to 78°F. Tacoma’s short summers tend to be warm and dry, and its longer winters cold and rainy. With an average annual rainfall of 41 inches (compared to the U.S. average of 38 inches), Tacoma stays green throughout most of the year, with only occasional snowfall (an average of 4 inches annually).2
See below for link to selected local attractions.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Museum of Glass
Mount Rainier National Park
Selected Local Attractions
Please take a moment to browse the information below about our community and selected local attractions in Tacoma, Pierce County, and beyond. Items are alphabetized within the categories of general information, the outdoors, museums and landmarks, and sports and entertainment.