Creating Really Awesome Free Trips is back, and it will happen most Thursday’s from now until the end of August. Hopefully you will find a few fun, free family friendly things to do in a city near you! Or use these lists to plan an unforgettable road trip the whole fam can enjoy!
I am so excited to share with you some of my fun family favorites around my home city, Tacoma, WA. Tacoma is a port city about a half an hour south west of Seattle located on the Puget Sound. We have lived in the Tacoma area for the past 12 years and these are a few of our favorite things to do.
1. Dash Point State Park Beach
2. Dash Point State Park Trails
3. Tacoma Glass Museum
4. Chihuly Bridge of Glass
6. Washington State History Museum
7. Ruston Way Waterfront
8. Tacoma Light Rail
9. Pt. Defiance Park
Pt. Defiance is located on the tip of Tacoma jutting out into the Puget Sound. Inside the park you will find Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (there is an admission fee), as well as Pt. Defiance park (free), Owen Beach (free), five mile drive and hiking trails (free), Ft. Nisqually (admission), and the Japanese Gardens (free). I will highlight them all separately as my numbers 9-15.