Less than 2 miles from the University of Puget Sound campus (one of the best spots for fall foliage & a cool summer breeze). Every spring UPS hosts a flea market with the Women’ League – you can find around 70+ vendors selling antiques, repurposed items, vintage, jewelry, bath and body goods, home decor, crafts, artwork and food trucks! The $10 admission to get into the event, 100% of the proceeds goes towards student scholarships. They also regularly host concerts and art exhibits.
Practically in your backyard is Jefferson Park - enjoy the 15-acre community green area with a sprayground, sports fields & a field house, plus picnic tables, and room to get your furry friend out and about.
Right on 6th Avenue, where everything is happening and you’ll find MSM Deli (one bite and you’ll know why they’re called ‘Magical Sandwich Makers’!), Dirty Oscar’s Annex - not just for great cocktails, but they have a wicked brunch. The Red Hot - creative hot dogs and ample craft beers + a variety of other small shops.
Grab coffee close by and to-go! Valhalla Coffee is quaint and cozy and serves small-batch coffee that’s hand roasted everyday.
Proctor is less than 2 miles. Grab your reusable bag and head to the Proctor District. Step out on a Saturday and head to the Proctor Farmers Market to get all their fresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies. The Farmers Market is running now through December. Find The Metropolitan Market, Safeway, Knapp’s Restaurant, The Blue Mouse Theatre, Peaks & Pints Craft Beer Store, Pomodoro, Europa Bistro, East West, Viva, Cactus, Top Pot Doughnuts, Olympia Coffee Roasters and Fernseed You can also find locally owned shops for clothing and play, as well as The UPS Store, USPS and The Blue Mouse Theatre.
Grab fresh produce and more from Tacoma Boys, which is less than 2 miles away. Pick up some of the best meats and produce for grilling season and maybe something from their plentiful beer and wine selection!