Stephanie & Todd

    Things To Do

Things To Do

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 404-3800

Point Ruston

5020 Main Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 752-2185

Walk the waterfront or rent bikes/surreys/tandem bikes. Lots to eat there, and a movie theater. Farmers market is above the parking garage.

Museum of Glass

1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
, (253) 284-4750

Olympia Coffee Roasting

2601 North Proctor Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 433-3279

Our favorite coffee! A bit pricey, but really delicious. Not the best for large groups.

Corina Bakery

602 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
, (253) 627-5070

Coffee: good Mini quiches: good Pastries: SO GOOD Our favorites are the cinnamon roll and the Basil Spinnant (sp??)-- but get there early for that one!

Brewers Row

3205 North 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 327-1757

Good for breakfast lunch or dinner! So versatile!

Cooks Tavern

3201 North 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 327-1777

Best eggs benedict in town!

Indo Asian Street Eatery

110 North Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403
, (253) 503-3527

Our 2nd date spot! Stephanie loves the Khao Soi Chicken, and Todd usually orders (to no one's suprise) Khao Nam Tod. But the Thai Basil Fried Rice is also great. So is the Curry Chicken + Peanut Sauce Banh Mi. Honestly, you can't go wrong.

Peaks & Pints Tacoma Craft Beer Bar, Bottle Shop & Restaurant

3816 North 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 328-5621

This was the spot for our first date! It was general liking at first sight! Sandwiches and beer are the focus of this bar. They have a bottle shop section, so if you want a sampling of PNW beer, this is the place to go. 21+

Parkway Tavern

313 North I Street, Tacoma, WA 98403
, (253) 383-8748

Duh. Parkway. Favorite bar in Tacoma, weekly drinks for 10 years running. 21+

The Red Hot

2914 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406
, (253) 779-0229

Hot dogs. Beer. What could go wrong?!? 21+

Bar Rosa

1202 South 11th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405

New Tacoma spot. Woodfired pizza and tasty cocktails. 21+

Chambers Creek Regional Park

4800-4850 Grandview Drive West, University Place, WA 98466
, (253) 798-4141

This park is near our wedding venue. They have a pretty extensive trail/path around the park, but it's also an easy walk from the parking lot to the water. Great views! Especially at sunset.

McMenamins Elks Temple

565 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
, (253) 300-8754

Our first-date anniversary spot! Multiple levels of fun! Each level has a distinct themed bar or two with various food and drink offerings. It's a nice place to get multiple vibes without leaving the building. There's a hidden bar, so be sure to look for that. Main level is family-friendly, everything else is a bar.

Proctor District

Tacoma, WA

Proctor neighborhood has some cute little shops, and good eats. Farmer's Market on Saturdays.

Toast Mi Tacoma

2602 North Proctor Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
, (253) 245-2246

One of the best Banh Mi we've had-- and quite affordable! Good for a quick delicious meal.

Tacoma's Brewery District

We call it "Beer Mountain," but traditionally it's called Brewery District-- the original site of pre-prohibition breweries in Tacoma as early as the late 1880s. It's up a large hill. Recently reestablished as a hub for many breweries such as: 7 Seas Camp Colvos Incline Cider Black Fleet Brewing E-9 Brewing Co & Taproom Sig Brewing Harmon