With about two hundred thousand residents, Tacoma is behind only Seattle on the list of Washington’s biggest cities. This is a lively coastal metropolis that is most popular for her scenic views, diverse art scene, and fresh seafood. In fact, the absolute abundance of ocean bounty available here permeates every corner of the city in the form of ... Read more
Tacoma’s famous “aroma.” With a skyline that includes beautiful views of Mount Rainer, this city’s appeal is extensive in spite of her lovingly exaggerated smell. All the popular waterfront activities abound here thanks to a relatively mild climate year round. Salmon fishing and eating is a major pastime here when Tacoma’s residents aren’t enjoying the beautifully forested countryside or popular arts scene. There seems to always be some sort of performing or visual art opening taking place in at least one of Tacoma’s many culturally expressive venues. Home to a slew of historic attractions spanning it’s over one hundred-year history; Point Defiance Park is one specific must visit. Tacoma is an ever-improving city that is quickly becoming another emerald city of the Puget Sound. Visit Tacoma and enjoy her wealth of natural and historic attractions in the beautiful backdrop of the Great Pacific North West.
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Seattle's reputation for wet weather is perhaps both deserved and overblown: it doesn't actually get as much total rain as many other U.S. cities, but it does have more days per year with at least some amount ... Read more
of precipitation. For your best chances of not having your picnic rained out, visit between March and September when the rain is least heavily concentrated and the city’s residents make their way outdoors for music festivals galore. Temperatures in this coastal city are pretty mild, rarely getting hotter than the low 80s (27-29C) in the summer or dipping below freezing in the winter.

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Vancouver, Canada

Tacoma will always be compared to Seattle, but there is eggnog to keep you occupied for a city break. The downtown is walkable and the waterfront makes for a nice stroll.

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I had a really great time looking at the museums with my son they have some really great seafood restaurants there. While I was there my son and I went kayaking in the port of tocoma it really was so beautiful

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Santander, Spain
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The little sister of Seattle has a lot to offer and at half the price. If you ever plan on living in Washington I would recommend starting your search here because you're bound to find everything you want within a couple of miles.

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Burns, Kansas

Cheap rent

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New York City, New York State, USA

It's fine. There's an airport there and it's almost easy to get to Seattle.

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Local from Seattle, Washington

I love Tacoma wa good place to live.
I like the rain and snow

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Local from Tacoma, Washington

Not a bad place to live. Been here for nearly 7 years.

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lived here for 2 years when i was a teenager i loved it

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Puyallup, Washington

Has different thing for everyone

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Local from Tacoma, Washington

This is the town in which I live.

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