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Seattle Magazine | Gorgeous Tacoma Waterfront

Tacoma Waterfront Road Trip:

Museums, a gorgeous waterfront and good eats galore: Head south to Tacoma for a quick weekend getaway!

Point Ruston Waterwalk near Point Defiance Park: super views!
WHERE: Neighboring Point Defiance Park a Tacoma gem about an hour’s drive from downtown Seattle.

WHY: It’s almost spring, which means the cherry trees are blooming in the Japanese Garden, the promenade along Owen Beach beckons, and the polar bears, lemurs and walrus at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are waiting.

TREAT YOURSELF: Pop over to the recently developed waterfront community of Point Ruston for a taste of Sicilian baked goods or gelato at Dolce Si (Tacoma, 5005 Main St.; 253.292.0172; pointruston.com/retail/dolce-si), or visit the second location of Seattle’s Jewel Box Café (Tacoma, 5107 Grand Loop; 253.752.4863; jewelboxcafe.net) and choose from savory and sweet crêpes, espresso beverages, bubble tea and deli fare. Afterward, stroll along Commencement Bay on the Waterwalk while enjoying stunning views of Mount Rainier, downtown Tacoma and Puget Sound. All Business Listing

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