Summer in Tacoma- 5 Things To Do

Summer is only two days old, but we’ve already seen multiple days this year in the high-70’s and even low to mid- 80’s. If the weather is any indication of what the rest of the summer in Tacoma will look like, it is a better time than ever to experience the outdoors during the warm months in our region.

Catch a Rainiers Game at Cheney StadiumTacoma Summer

Cheney Stadium offers an intimate environment to watch a baseball game for an affordable cost. As a Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, fans get a chance to watch some of tomorrow’s stars up close before they make it to the big leagues.With only 9,600 seats, attending a game at Cheney also gives fans an opportunity to leave the game with a souvenir game-used ball.

Five Mile Drive Walking Trails

These walking and running trails wind through Point Defiance and provide stellar views of the Puget Sound and surrounding areas. With trails that vary in distance from just over half a mile to 4.6 miles, children and adults of all ages and abilities will be able to find a path they love.

Go Play 18 (Mini) Holes

While Tacoma is very well known for some of our world class golfing, it isn’t always plausible to take the full family out for a day on the links. Tacoma Firs Golf Center offers a wonderful 18-hole miniature golf course for only $6 for adults and $5 for children. If you want to fine tune your full-sized golf game, the center offers a driving range with 80 stalls and reasonable prices per bucket of balls.

Get on the Water

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard at Foss Harbor Marina or Dock Street Marina and get to experience Puget Sound during your summer in Tacoma. Paddling through the Sound is a great way to access vantage points that cannot be seen by land. Both marinas offer single kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for solo excursions as well as double kayaks to keep your crew together.

Tacoma Farmers Markets

Their are four different farmers market locations that run throughout the summer in Tacoma. A wide variety of vendors means shoppers can chose from many organic and healthy food choices as well as hand made collectibles.

This summer is a great opportunity to get out and see what Tacoma has to offer! If these ideas don’t interest you, make sure to check out our events page for updated local activities throughout the summer.

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