You could easily spend four years exploring Tacoma, but at Puget Sound, you have the entire Pacific Northwest at your doorstep.
Seattle is a vibrant, diverse city located just 30 miles north of Tacoma. Seattle is known for its music scene, coffee culture, professional sports teams, eclectic neighborhoods, fine dining, thriving technology sector, the flying fish at Pike Place Market, and the iconic Space Needle.
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Within a few hours’ drive from campus, you can explore glaciers on Mt. Rainier National Park, trek through the wilderness of Olympic National Park, kayak on Puget Sound, ski in the Cascade Mountains, visit waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, pick apples in the Yakima Valley, go glimpse Orcas in the San Juan Islands, hike through the lush Hoh Rainforest, stroll through miles of colorful tulip fields in the Skagit Valley, or wade through tide pools by the Pacific Ocean.
For a long weekend or a Spring Break getaway, British Columbia, Portland, and the Oregon Coast are all easily reached from our campus in Western Washington.