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Explore Tacoma

You're not just choosing a college, you're choosing a city. Save time during your visit to explore your future home, Logger-style! Browse these selected experiences to see examples of how Puget Sound students spend their time in some of our favorite Tacoma neighborhoods. Mix and match elements, or choose a single option — either way, we know you'll love what you find here in the City of Destiny. 

Saturday morning Logger

Head to the Proctor District, a short walk from campus, to grab coffee or a bite to eat, browse shops and markets, and experience the laid-back Logger vibe.

Woods and Waterfront

Experience the beauty of a day outside in the Pacific Northwest! The Tacoma waterfront is a twenty-minute walk from campus, or you can make the ten-minute drive to the old growth forests and rocky beaches of Point Defiance Park.

6th Avenue Explorer

Stroll over to 6th Ave, just off campus, and grab a bite to eat, browse a record store, or begin the search for your favorite Tacoma coffee shop.

Travel Tacoma Visitor Information

Check out Travel Tacoma's website for discounts and day passes, details on transit and lodging, and even more great resources to explore Tacoma and the South Sound.