The ever developing Point Ruston has shopping, dining & entertainment! WildFin American Grill, Jewel Box Cafe, Farrelli’s Pizza, Stack 571, Ice Cream Social and live music in the summer! Enjoy the popular trail with grandiose views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains with even better views at the top of the Dune Peninsula! 11 acres of landscaped park property on the breakwater peninsula surrounding the Tacoma Yacht Club and connecting to the Point Defiance Park via the Wilson Way Bridge. Be sure to stop by the chutes and ladders style slides for a fun time! The sunsets and views of Mount Rainier will leave you in awe. Just opened to the public - get out and support local businesses at the Public Market. 30,000 sq ft of indoor shopping and dining. Get baked goods, cheese, wine, seafood, chocolate, fresh canned goods, art and toys.
There’s no shortage of getting out and about around here - parks galore! 9 minutes away is Point Defiance Park and Zoo. Also home to 5 mile drive running and walking trails, Owen Beach where you can rent kayaks in the summer and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum – crafts from the past, summer camps and family fun nights! Just don’t forget to stop at the famous Antique Sandwich Company for a homemade sandwich, milkshake or a slice of yummy pie for a picnic in the park or on the beach.
Just minutes from Ruston Way - dining choices available along that route, include Katie Downs Waterfront Tavern (renowned for its deep dish pizza!), Duke’s Chowder House (great stop for happy hour) and long time favorite Harbor Lights, and the Lobster Shop - a favorite brunch go-to. Old Town Tacoma home to a local favorite The Spar and views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and the Port of Tacoma.
Less than a mile away in Proctor, you can find - The Metropolitan Market, Knapp’s Restaurant, The Blue Mouse Theatre, Peaks & Pints Craft Beer Store, Pomodoro, Europa Bistro, East West, Compass Rose, Chalet Bowl, Top Pot Doughnuts and Olympia Coffee Roasters, Fernseed, Cactus and newly opened Toast Mi.