7 floors of fun at the newly restored McMenamins Elks Temple! Events have been cancelled at this time, but they have spacious outdoor seating, takeout & delivery, outside seating at the Spanish Bar, and they’re offering special for overnight stays Sun-Thur if you’re looking for a little staycation.
Get fresh and quality foods, deli items and beautiful floral arrangements from Stadium Thriftway.
Wright Park is ideal for a leisurely stroll or a quick jog, and is very popular in the summer months as it has a sprayground, playground and plenty of picnic tables. This 27 acre arboretum is home to a rich collection of more than 600 trees - stunning in both the spring & summer when they’re ample and bright green, and impressive in the fall as they change from green to feuille-morte of autumn foliage.
Craving a delicious, cheesy late night pizza that you can walk to? Puget Sound Pizza is just a couple blocks away. Get it to go or dine in. You probably won’t want to get it to go after you see how entertaining the local karaoke crew is. Follow them on Facebook to keep tabs on current pie specials.
The Theater District Station, a part of the Tacoma Link Light Rail is just three blocks away and is a 1.6-mile light rail line ending at Tacoma Dome Station and is free to ride. The city is currently working on an expansion plan with construction finalizing in 2022. This project will more than double the current length and will reach new destinations like the Old City Hall, the Stadium District, Wright Park and the Hilltop communities. Check here for link updates! If you commute north and want to skip driving you can catch the Sounder Train at the Tacoma Dome Station northbound to Seattle – it’s convenient, cheap (about $5 to ride) and less of a hassle than sitting in I-5 traffic for events or commuting!
Another great place to explore is the The Broadway Farmers Market - It’s a collection of local growers, specialty food producers & artisans that gather for a Thursday marketplace. It’s open May- October from 10am to 3pm and hosts more than 80 vendors. It’s an all-in-one place to grab some lunch, listen to some local music and pick up fresh fruits and veggies.