Top Ways to Have Fun on the Puget Sound

A Puget Sound lighthouse.Tacoma is an exciting city, and the Puget Sound is just as enticing. The perfect way to break in that new Toyota you just bought is to travel over to the Sound to see what adventures you can find. There’s always plenty of events and activities going on that can make the drive worthwhile. Here are just a few ideas to get you started!

Discover the Puget Sound Islands

The Puget Sound Islands are the main attraction to the Puget Sound. There are several ferries that will take you and your new vehicle over to the islands so you can see what they have to offer. They are breathtaking at first sight, and when you see all the state parks and small towns to explore, you certainly won’t regret the trip.

Let the Lighthouses Lead the Way

It’s part of visiting the islands, but lighthouses are always amazing to visit. They are historic in their own rights, and even the oldest lighthouse in the Sound — the Admiralty Head Lighthouse — was built in 1903. This lighthouse, along with some others, has been deactivated but is still open to the public for tours and viewing. It’s definitely worth the visit to these special pieces of American history.

Raise Your Heart Rate With Zip Lining

Camano Island offers an amazing zip-lining tour called Canopy Tours Northwest. For those who seek adventure and adrenaline, as well as the simple beauty of nature, this is perfect. In addition to 6 zip lines, there’s also a log bridge, two short trail walks, and a 47-foot rappel.

Sample Truly Unique Foods

Oh, all the new foods and restaurants you can find, locations that are only available in the Sound. It’s difficult to go somewhere new and have fun if you don’t make sure to keep your belly full. From Tacoma’s T-Town Hot Dogs cart and Shake Shake Shake Hamburgers to delicious salmon buffet meals in Tillicum Village on Blake Island, there’s a place for every set of taste buds. Just simply find whatever food is calling out for you and dig in.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

The Tacoma area offers plenty of shopping opportunities. The islands have their own little shops — such as Coupeville on Whidbey Island — that do not exist anywhere else. Several shops in this waterfront town contain a number of handmade items that are perfect for tourists and frequent shoppers alike. Crafting fanatics will love Tinkertopia in Tacoma, and anyone with little ones will want to take their kids into the Learning Sprout Toy Store.

Visit Tacoma’s Numerous Museums

There are definitely a lot of museums in the Tacoma area, including on the islands of Puget Sound. A few people may think this sounds unappealing, but museums can actually be a lot of fun, especially if they have a gallery that interests you. Any museum is going to hold a treasure trove of history relevant to its theme, and some museums even have fun activities. Tacoma alone is home to the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, and History Museum, to name just a few.

No matter what interests you, there are plenty of things to do around the Puget Sound, making it the perfect place to go to celebrate your new Toyota. It can be a family fun day with the kids or even a date night with that special someone.

 

Lighthouse” via Flickr by Andrew E. Larsen. Used with permission via CC BY-ND 2.0 / cropped from original

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