Explore Tacoma in 48 Hours: Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

It’s home to major Washington cultural landmarks, such as the American Car Meseum, the Museum of Glass, and the Tacoma Dome. 

Ready to plan the best 48 hours in Tacoma? Are you looking for a great Tacoma visitor’s guide? Keep reading to see our favorite itinerary and find fun things to do in Tacoma, Washington.

Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma’s glass museum greets visitors with a reflection pool, whose white glass art installation illuminates at night, creating an amazing view of the downtown attraction.

Museum of Glass

The park is considered a major accomplishment for the area’s environment. With mounds for children to play and tables for picnics, Dune Peninsula is a great spot for family time.

Dune Peninsula Park

With attractions including a large rose and flower garden, beach, zoo, historic trading post, and a five-mile drive, Point Defiance Park is a beautiful area in Tacoma.

Point Defiance Park

Offering up-close looks at animals native to the Pacific Northwest, including bobcats, black bears, moose, and even badgers.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

The Tacoma Art Museum’s collection includes more than 5,300 pieces, ranging from the largest museum collection of Dale Chihuly work and Japanese woodblock prints to studio art jewelry.

Tacoma Art Museum

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