Tacoma Waterfront

Art MuseumThe Tacoma waterfront is an ideal place to soak up the best of the great outdoors. When you visit Ruston Way you will be greeted by views of the Olympic Mountains, Commencement Bay, and Vashon Island. Whether your favorite way to relax is to jog, walk, roller blade, or set up with some fishing gear, this is a perfect spot to spend a sunny day in Washington state.

Ruston Way extends for two miles of paved walkways. Here outdoor enthusiasts keep up their fitness routine with an early morning run, spend a lazy afternoon with the family at local picnic tables and grills, or take a kayak out for a spin. The waterfront in Tacoma is utilized equally for outdoor adventure and relaxation.

One of the most popular activities along Ruston Way is fishing. Les Davis pier is the ideal place to cast your line and try your luck at fishing. There are also several parks located along this stretch of coastline including Jack Hyde Park, Old Town Dock, Marine Park, Hamilton Park, and Dickman Mill Park. For a relaxed picnic or a fun roller blade ride, come to Ruston Way.

The Tacoma waterfront also offers several restaurants. Here you will find everything from a casual chowder house to more fine dining options. Seafood is the specialty here, and you can’t go wrong no matter what price range of a restaurant you choose. After a hearty meal, you can walk off your dinner with a leisurely stroll along the two-mile Ruston Way waterfront.

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