5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA 98407, (253) 404-3800
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.
602 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402, (253) 627-5070
Mini quiches: good
Pastries: SO GOOD
Our favorites are the cinnamon roll and the Basil Spinnant (sp??)-- but get there early for that one!
3205 North 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407, (253) 327-1757
Good for breakfast lunch or dinner! So versatile!
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+
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+
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 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:
Black Fleet Brewing
E-9 Brewing Co & Taproom