Washington is a wonderful place to live and conduct business. Along with unparalleled scenic beauty, plentiful outdoor recreation, and vibrant cultural landscape, Washington is a global leader in technology, aerospace, and green energy. It is the home of Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Costco, and other cutting edge companies that are leading innovators.


Tacoma welcomes leaders from across the west to learn from experts, share experiences and insights on policy issues relevant to the western region, and nation, during the 70th CSG West Annual Meeting.



Experience the Puget Sound


Tacoma offers excellent access to outdoor recreation as well as urban cultural activites. The Hotel Murano conference site in downtown Tacoma features works of glass artists from around the world and many rooms offer fantastic city, water, and Cascade Mountains views.


Situated just an hour's drive from Mt. Rainier National Park and the Olympic National Forest, and located on Puget Sound, Tacoma presents some of the best opportunities for biking, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing found anywhere in the world. Point Defiance is the largest municipal park in the country, with a zoo, aquarium, trails, and beach access.


Tacoma offers outstanding attractions including the LeMay Car Museum, Museum of Glass featuring works by Dale Chihuly, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts - all within walking distance or a free light rail ride away. For golf fans, you'll be minutes from the site of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course. Baseball fans are in close proximity to Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners and Cheney Stadium, home to the Tacoma Rainiers. You'll also want to check out the thriving local brew pub scene, diverse restaurants, tribal casinos and shopping in this walk friendly city.


No matter your interest, Tacoma and South Puget Sound will make you feel welcome, and entertained.



Things to do in Tacoma





Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

See the special travelling exhibition - Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea





Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers are a Minor League team and the Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners. The Tacoma Rainiers have home games on Monday August 14th, and Saturday August 19th.





Chambers Bay Golf Course

Nestled against the shores of Puget Sound, Chambers Bay is a spectacular setting and caters to golfers of all levels providing a world class golf experience and hosted the 2015 U.S. Open.





Mt. Rainier

Explore the fifth U.S. National Park, established in 1899. Mt. Rainier is the highest point in the Cascade Range, surrounded by valleys, waterfalls, subalpine meadows, old-growth forest and more than 25 glaciers.





Fort Nisqually Living History Museum

Fort Nisqually is a living history museum where volunteers and staff, in period clothing, demonstrate the crafts of the 19th century and engage visitors in historic dialogue. Participate in the Bridage Encampment Saturday, August 12, recreating the bustle and excitement of the shitoric visit of fur traders to the Fort in 1855, or visit during daily hours.





Tacoma Art Museum

Serving diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, the museum emphasizes art and artists from the Northwest and broader western region. See the special exhibit - Cultural Imprint: Northwest Coast Prints.





Washington State History Museum

See the special exhibit - Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football Hall of Fame





W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Explore the historic glass conservatory filled with exotic tropical plants and seasonal floral displays.







Visit Travel Tacoma for more great ideas on activites, attractions, and events.










For information please contact:
Meagan Arndt