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Nestled amongst the majestic Commencement Bay and Tacoma Narrows, our location is a scenic retreat that offers a variety of opportunities for exciting and relaxing things to do near Seattle. Immerse yourself in miles of Puget Sound waterways, deep forests, and mountain wilderness and discover a plethora of outdoor things to do in Tacoma, WA.

Offering year-round fishing, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, bicycling and hiking at one of the nearby city, county or state parks. If you’re looking for an alternative to outdoor recreation take advantage of exemplary shopping, dining, nightlife and architectural delights in our area.

Whatever you decide to do during your stay, Red Lon Hotel Tacoma offers you a home base to explore all your options.

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Marzano's Restaurant 516 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444 253-537-4191 3.4

Passion for excellence in cuisine. Our talented and dedicated staff is driven to procure fresh ideas and ingredients to accommodate the highest standard of food preparation, presentation and service. History of Italian influence and hospitality. Owner and chef Elisa Marzano, born and raised near the city of Vicenza, in Northern Italy, delivers an authentic approach to cooking classic and modern Italian dishes, while incorporating fresh Northwest styling. In 1993 a quaint two-bedroom home was transformed into a 55-seat restaurant with a modern rustic appeal, especially designed for those seeking a dining experience of comfort and romance. Gratitude for our customers who have supported us for over 20 years in this community and have offered friendship and sentiments that propel us onward in our pursuit of a distinctive dining experience. Thank You!

Over the Moon Cafe 709 Opera Aly, Tacoma, WA 98402y, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-284-3722 5.93

Northwest & European cuisine; a fabulous wine list.

Asado Cucina Argentina 2810 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406 253-272-7770 5.93

Asado offers the fabulous flavors of Argentina using the freshest ingredients from the Northwest and beyond. We proudly serve all natural beef and our steaks are masterfully grilled over imported mesquite wood. Asado presents several fresh seafood options, like our Mero del Costa (seared sea bass), as well as fresh daily chef features. Asado also features tasty and interesting options for those who don't want meat. Asado boasts arguably the most complete selection of Argentine wines in the Northwest. Located in the heart of Tacoma's 6th avenue business district; South Sound's premier entertainment neighborhood. Asado is proud to have been voted Best Latin American Restaurant in Evening Magazine's 'Best of Western Washington' for three years running.

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-272-8200 5.33

Indochine is a feast for your senses nestled in the heart of a great Northwest cultural center. Walking into this innovative space is like walking into a piece of artwork. Textures of cherry, iron, fine drapery, brick, and brushed sheet steel are all architecturally assembled in perfect harmony. As you dine, Indochine’s fine and creative cuisine will delight you. The flavors of Thailand, China, India, Japan, and Vietnam meld together to produce a wonderful culinary palette that is sure to impress you and your guests’ tastes. In complement to the meal, select from Indochine’s extensive wine list which features flavorsome and aroma rich wines from around the world.

Pacific Grill 1502 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-627-3535 5.68

Pacific Grill is a full service fine dining restaurant and lounge located in the heart of Downtown Tacoma featuring great steaks, seafood & Tacoma's Best Happy Hour!

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Tacoma Glassblowing Studio 114 S 23rd St, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-383-3499 5.13

Glass blowing classes available in Tacoma, WA. Skilled glassblowers help you experience the thrill when you blow your own glass at our glass studio.

Point Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407 · 10.9

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a combined zoo and aquarium located in Tacoma, Washington, US, owned by Metro Parks Tacoma. Situated on 29 acres in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park, the zoo and aquarium are home to over 9,000 specimens representing 367 animal species. The zoo was founded in 1905; the aquarium was founded in 1935 near Commencement Bay and relocated within the zoo in 1963. Both are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Pantages Theater 901 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402 253-591-5890 2.25

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is a 501c non-profit organization located in the historic Theater District of downtown Tacoma, Washington. Encompassing the Pantages, Rialto, and Theatre on the Square, the Broadway Center manages the largest complex of theaters between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Additionally, The Broadway Center Conservatory and Education Department provide one of the largest performing arts education programs in Washington State.

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Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma, WA 98409-7242 253-475-4565 2.93

Among the 150 stores and restaurants at Tacoma Mall, this indoor mall features Nordstrom, H&M, Apple, Express and Build-A-Bear. Tacoma Mall serves the nearby communities of University Place, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Joint Base Lewis- McChord and Tacoma. Tacoma Mall has exciting dining options from sit down places such as BJ’s Brewhouse to grab and go options such as Chipotle Mexican grill. With over 150 stores ranging from women’s apparel, children’s fashion and home electronics, Tacoma Mall is the premier shopping destination in Pierce County. Tacoma Mall is conveniently located parallel to I-5 on the west side between 38th Street and 56th Street exits in Tacoma. From the entire team at Tacoma Mall, we hope you will visit us soon!

Downtown Tacoma 950 Pacific Ave., Suite 300 Tacoma, WA 98401 5.97

Nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, Downtown Tacoma is a human-scale city. Smaller and less crowded than Seattle, its neighbor to the North, Tacoma offers its residents and visitors a completely different urban experience. Creative entrepreneurs offer quality products and services while giving you excellent one on one customer service.

Red Lion Hotel Tacoma
8402 S Hosmer St, Washington, 98444, USA
Phone: (253) 548-1212

Things To Do In Tacoma

Mount Rainier National Park

Reaching 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier, an active volcano, stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.

Tacoma Dome

As the world’s largest wooden dome, Tacoma Dome offers a unique seating arrangement for concerts and sporting events.

Point Defiance Park & Zoo Tacoma

A natural forest, saltwater beaches, and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and connecting with nature at Point Defiance Park & Zoo Tacoma.

Hidden Gems


Test your swing and surround yourself with ample opportunities to experience championship golf in Tacoma. With some of the area's best courses less than 20 minutes away, you'll find yourself just a short drive from the fairway.

Ruston Way Waterfront

A two-mile long waterfront district, Ruston Way Waterfront offers breathtaking views of Commencement Bay, Vashon Island and the Olympic Mountains.

Thornwood Castle

For the past 100 years, nestled on four acres dotted with old growth fir trees, Thornewood Castle has stood. Built in 1907 to the specifications of Chester Thorne, this 400-year-old Elizabethan manor was built in England, dismantled and shipped, brick by brick, to the shores of American Lake.

For Families & Kids

Wright Park

Located in the historical district of Tacoma, this park is home to a new children's playground and offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a hoops court, horseshoe pits and lawn bowling.

Children's Museum of Tacoma

The Museum is designed to engage children of all ages in self-directed play through an innovative design that celebrates the imagination and encourages creativity.


Tacoma Mall

At Tacoma Mall you can browse over 100 top retailers like Nordstrom, Macy's, H&M, Apple, Sephora, Forever 21 and Sears, along with a fabulous variety of restaurants.

Downtown Tacoma

Framed by majestic views of Mount Rainier and brilliant sunsets over Commencement Bay is a shopping district unlike any other in Washington State.


Puyallup Fair

Officially known as the Western Washington Fair, Puyallup is the largest annual event in the state and one of the top 10 largest state fairs in the world.

Zoo Lights

Holiday evenings at Point Defiance Park & Zoo Tacoma are a true delight where you can marvel at ice-skaters, tiger cubs and a massive flame tree.

Taste of Tacoma

Taking place every June at Point Defiance Park in North Tacoma, Taste of Tacoma features bands, rides, craft booths and every cuisine imaginable.