There is no other place like the Puget Sound. Our top-notch restaurants, world-class museums, Fortune 500 employers, and 1st rate sports teams consistently show why the Puget Sound is rated as one of the best places in America to live. Our scenery is breathatking, our people are friendly and the range of activities is second to none.


Ayothaya Thai 4102 South Meridian Puyallup $$
India Majal Indian 3547 Bridgeport Way University Place $$
Koto & Philly Teriyaki 14803 Pacific Avenue Tacoma $
Marzano Italian 516 Garfield Street South Tacoma $$$
Pacific Grill Steakhouse 1502 Pacific Avenue Tacoma $$$$
Purple Cafe Wine Bar 14459 Woodinville Redmond Road Woodinville $$$
Reyna’s Mexican 411 Garfield Street South Tacoma $$
Stanley & Seafort’s Steakhouse 115 East 34th Tacoma $$$$
Toscanos Wine Bar 437 29th St. NE Puyallup $$$
Wild Ginger Asian 1401 Third Ave Seattle $$$$
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Must Try!
Don’t Miss!

Arts & Entertainment

Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Actors Guild
Museum of Glass Paramount Theatre
Seattle Art Museum Tacoma Little Theatre
Seattle Asian Art Museum Musem of Flight
Experience Music Project


Seattle Mariners (MLB) Seattle Sounders (MLS)
Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Everett Aquasox (Single A Baseball)
Seattle Supersonics (NBA) Tacoma Rainiers (Triple A Baseball)
Seattle Storm (WNBA) Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL Hockey)

Employment Around the Sound

With employers like Boeing, Microsoft,, Starbucks and Real Networks calling Washington home, we have some of the best employment opportunities in the nation. We also have a strong military presence in Fort Lewis Army base, McChord Air Force base, Puget Sound Naval Shipyards, and Bangor Submarine base providing many military as well as civilian job opportunities.

Kids’ Stuff Around the Sound

Pacific Science Center The Children’s Museum (Seattle)
Woodland Park Zoo The Children’s Museum (Tacoma)
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Pioneer Farm Museum
Seattle Aquarium Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma
Northwest Trek Seattle Parks & Recreation
Hands on Children’s Museum Tillicum Village on Blake Island

Maps to Help You Find Your Way

Afraid you’ll get lost? Never fear, we’ve compiled some maps to help you find your way. All of the files below are in Adobe PDF format. You’ll need to have the Adobe Reader installed on your machine to view them. If you don’t have the Adobe Reader, download it here.

Map of Washington Map of Kitsap County
Map of the Puget Sound Map of Tacoma Metro Area
Map of Pierce County Map of Seattle Metro Area
Map of King County Map of Puyallup and South Hill
Map of Thurston County

Chambers of Commerce

Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Eastern Pierce County
King County Chambers of Commerce
Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
Yelm Chamber of Commerce
Kitsap County Chambers of Commerce

Hotels & Corporate Housing

Whether you plan to stay for a day or a month, there are a number of hotels in the are to suit your needs. I’ll recommend a few of my favorites here, but for a more comprehensive search, visit one of the big travel sites like (A Northwest Company),, or


Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Phone: (253) 572-3200

Extended Stay America
(Multiple Locations)


Best Western – Park Plaza
620 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, Washington 98373-1423
Phone: (253) 848-1500



Hotel Vintage Park
1100 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Toll Free: (800) 853-3914

If you need other recommendations, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.