WantIt’s no secret, Pacific Northwesterners both love and can’t handle the heat of summer! I grew up in Pierce County- but I didn’t grow up fleeing to the Tacoma waterfront on hot days. First, I lived in the county and we went to lakes for that stuff- but also, in the olden days Tacoma’s waterfront wasn’t exactly a destination. That has changed. BIG TIME.
I remember interviewing former mayor Marilyn Strickland on the MoveToTacoma.com Podcast a few years ago and being SO SURPRISED when she told me that Tacoma has 45 miles of shoreline. She also emphasized that it’s public and accessible to everyone and not overrun by crappy tourist shops. Something I had taken for granted as a local who has watched Tacoma’s waterfront slowly evolve into what it is today.
Ruston Way Waterfront
Thea’s Park on Dock Street
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