Christmas is only one week from today!
We aren’t quite done picking up gifts for our friends and family, so we put together a list of uniquely Tacoma shopping districts as a checklist of places to find the perfect presents.
Of course, a shopping spree can always be had at the Tacoma Mall, but we wanted our list to take us to the corners of Tacoma that would provide for a unique Tacoma experience in themselves. We came up with four districts that feature a broad selection of shopping so we could check as many friends and family off our shopping list. The lists of business are by no means comprehensive, so if you have a store you would like to suggest we add to our list, add a comment on the Point Ruston Facebook page and we will be sure to add it to the list!
Tacoma Shopping Districts – ANTIQUE ROW
Although the borders of Tacoma’s Antique Row are continuously debated, generally the Antique district includes businesses between 9th and 7th on Broadway, St. Helens, and commerce Streets.
Below is a list of some of our favorite antique and gift stores found in Tacoma’s Antique Row:
Tacoma Shopping Districts – PROCTOR DISTRICT
The Proctor District is located in Tacoma’s North End and over the years has grown into a very welcoming urban village atmosphere. The center of the Proctor District is located at the intersection of Proctor Street and North 26th Street. You’ll find some incredibly unique gifts for your friends in family in the Proctor District.
Tacoma Shopping Districts – Sixth Avenue
The Sixth Avenue business district has made leaps and bounds over the last 10 years to turn itself into a bustling hub of activity for residents of both North and South Tacoma. Accordingly to On6thave.com, Tacoma’s 6th Ave, “[…] is Tacoma’s hottest destination. Stretching from Sprague to Stevens streets, the Ave offers an abundance of great shops, restaurants, spas, entertainment, and services.”
Tacoma Shopping Districts – Pacific Avenue
Pacific Avenue is Downtown Tacoma’s primary arterial which is the home of a recent surge in growth thanks to the UW Tacoma and the City of Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue beautification project.