Tacoma, WA - The 2nd Greatest City in the WorldTM
The Difference is DestinyTM
The Difference is DestinyTM
Tacoma's Only All-Local Online Guide
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LOVE BRINGS THE RAIN
photo by Tim Carter of Power Crews & Nature City Photography
Our city is a progressive, community-centered oasis with indulgences worth discovering, beauty worth taking in and magic all over with variety to experience across a wide variety of fields. This Guide provides you a curated look at the places our hearts hold dear.
Tacoma's main artery is shut down for a whole Sunday while the people take to the streets in a fest of love for the arts, music, food & life. Join us for a sample of Tacoma life - Eat ! Drink ! Be Merry.
Monday we rise . .
Lovers of the bean know well: Our city has a wide range of quality local and regionally-roasted coffee from all over the Sound, right here in Tacoma.
Discover why you should drink better than big bean bean: Experience better flavor, benefit local culture and contribute to greater life in the Sound.
Great style doesn't have to cost you much: Retro and Northwest fashion at stores like Retrospect and Manedlin's on 6th Ave, or Urban Xchange downtown are excellent places to find your special holiday styles.
We read a lot - it's a Northwest thing. Consider discovering a reading community fit for kings. .
What have we missed?
Suggest an experience - Hidden neighborhood gems are all over town; share, and we will include what we missed.
A rich historical heritage of varied and original voices is the inheritance of our people. We call it the 'South Sound' for a reason. Click pic for music, and listen to sounds from our town while you search.
The Spirit of Destiny is live.
Music in the 6th Degree Brings Home the Bacon - Listen to Local Bands, let them know you support bettering life in the Sound and help get the word around: More coming soon . .
Eddie Gets It 4 Us All: Let it Rain
Original foods from Tatanka to Vegetarian fare, we enjoy better quality foods than your average American town.
Original, authentic, individual and independent, our self reliance here is legend: Discover the Lifesource.
Destinations in Destiny: There is something here for you. Discover Nature, museums & much more.
We're big imbiber's and brewers of beer, it's true, and with local beer this good we wouldn't have it any other way. World class drinks and cocktails that will spin your head are also here. From dives to family fare, sports bars to fine dining we've got your beverage. Even learn to brew your own . .
Love your body, be happier.
Release the stress, enjoy meeting new friends and gain in knowledge from those showing the rest of us the simple techniques that lead to better daily life, including greater health and personal vitality.
All over town are great options for all kinds of yoga, dance, pilates, massage and more . .
Artists 4 Life in the Sound sponsored ~40 local businesses in our city in 15,000 maps that were distributed city-wide. We charged them nothing and encouraged others by word of mouth to patronize these businesses because they well represent the character and quality of our local community economy. This Season we continue the tradition online - scroll through categories above & support our city.
Search this Guide at Top-Right of page, or above under 'Welcome' pic.
Artists 4 Life in the Sound: The Press . . Tacoma Arts (2012) The News Tribune (2013) What the City Says (2014)
The time, the money and the voice: If you do not have the one, you have the other. Help our community grow: Do, Say, Show.