Archive of: Tourism

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Accolades to Gig Harbor waterfront

A combination of new public parks improvements, activities for visitors and residents, plus investments by private sector businesses has netted a statewide recognition for downtown Gig Harbor.

September 2017

Heritage growing in Tumwater & Gig Harbor

From its first opening in Gig Harbor five years ago, Heritage Distilling is rapidly growing around western Washington and in Oregon. There is more expansion coming near the original location, too.

September 2017

Rains reduce fire closures for tourists

The cooler, wetter weather since Sunday has reduced the risk from persistent forest fires north of Mount Rainer, so a major tourism route around the national park reopened this afternoon.

September 2017

Pt. Defiance Zoo wins 5-year accreditation

Tacoma's world famous zoo and aquarium now has a fresh, five-year accreditation from the national group that sets standards for appropriate animal care and display.

September 2017

Fires control allow nat’l park to reopen

Moderating weather conditions have allowed firefighters to make sufficient progress on blazes north and east of Mt. Rainier National Park so that popular visitor areas can be reopened.

September 2017

Sunshine will bake the weekend ‘Taste’

An outdoor food and beverage festival this weekend in Tacoma's Point Defiance park will likely bring thousands of visitors, considering the warm, sunny weather.

June 2017

What’s dollar value of ‘Arts/Culture’?

An arts advocacy economic analysis suggests that spending for culture and the arts in Tacoma is worth more than $137 million annually.

June 2017
Tall ships are in Tacoma

Tall ships are in Tacoma

Hospitality businesses are looking forward to the forecast return to Spring/Summer weather for the weekend, to fully make the most of Festival of Sail Tacoma, which has brought up to 25 'tall ships' to Thea Foss Waterway.

June 2017

Oly performance center to close for repairs

Needed mechanical repairs will require an extended summer closure for Olympia's Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

June 2017

Funds available for Lewis’ tourism promo

Using taxes collected from visitors to promote Lewis County tourism starts with proposals from groups in the county. And those ideas must reach Lewis County this month.

June 2017
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