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30 Photos Of Tacoma That Will Make You Want To Move There

If you didn’t already have plans to move to the charmingly artsy Washington city, these shots will have you packing your bags.

Kris Norton

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1. Say hello to Tacoma

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Source: Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau Facebook

2. …Otherwise known as The City Of Destiny…

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Source: City Of Tacoma Government Facebook

3. …But better known as the city of glass.

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Source: Flickr user Wonderlane

4. And they’re not exaggerating. There’s glass in the bridges…

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Source: Flickr user Jan Tik

5. …Glass in the buildings…

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Source: Flickr user Dilys Ong

6. …Glass flowers out your window…

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Source: Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau Facebook

7. …And even a glass forest.

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Source: Flickr user Patrick Choi

8. Oh right, there’s also a pretty spectacular mountain in the background…

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Source: Flickr user Washington State Dept of Transportation

9. …whether it’s standing proudly in the sun…
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10. … or hiding behind the clouds.

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Source: Flickr user SaraiRachel

11. Even the bridges in Tacoma are spectacular…

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Source: Flickr user Michael Matti

12. …especially with a fiery sunset as a backdrop.

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Source: Flickr user shingst

13. Tacoma has adventure for the beginner…

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Source: Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau Facebook

14. …And for the experienced…

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Source: Flickr user Andrew E. Larson

15. …And even the extreme.

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Source: Crystal Mountain Facebook

16. After all that excitement, you can pull up a chair…

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Source: Crystal Mountain Facebook

17. …Or take the scenic view back down.

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Source: Crystal Mountain Facebook

18. Tacoma is an urban hub of activity…

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Flickr user shingst

19. … with plenty of Zen too.

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Source: Flickr user Michah Sheldon

20. … Make that a lot of Zen.

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Source: Flickr user Quinn Dombrowski

21. Seriously, there’s even a magical waterfall…

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Source: Flickr user Justin Kern

22. …and an enchanted forest.

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Source: Flickr user pfly

23. The wildlife looks like something out of National Geographic…

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Source: Metro Parks Tacoma Facebook

24. … some more than others.

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Source: Metro Parks Tacoma Facebook

25. Make no mistake: Tacoma has plenty of modern amenities…

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Source: Chambers Bay Facebook

Chambers Bay Golf Course

26. …but more than one throwback to the past as well.

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Source: Flickr user Michael B

27. The sunsets are nothing short of spectacular…

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Source: Flickr user Rachel Sarai

28. … and evenings are just a bit magical.

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Source: Flickr user Northwest Adventure Guy

29. So take a beat and marvel at the beauty around you…

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Source: Flickr user Robby Green

30. Because Tacoma just might be the gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Source: Flickr user Scott Hingst

What’s the most beautiful spot in Tacoma? Tell us in the comments below!

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posted on: June 16, 2014
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  1. Addison Sewall

    I grew up in Tacoma. There are a lot of great things about Tacoma but you will get people’s hopes up that the skies look like that most of the time which we all know they don’t. Where is the gray sky picture where you can’t tell there is a mountain in the background? That happens much more often. I think this was more like an ad for Chihuly which isn’t all Tacoma has to offer.

  2. liz

    tough crowd!

  3. Ed

    I live in Tacoma and love it. Find it one of the freshest cities in Washington. The four museums (art, glass, car, and Wash. history) are fabulous. They are all on the light rail and close together.
    Also enjoy all the great Universities. UW Tacoma, PLU, UPS and many others.
    The waterways around Tacoma are spectacular also. The south Puget Sound is much more protected than the north and envites boating.
    All in all an amazing place to live

  4. Paul

    Number 12 is a sunRISE, not sunset. Anyone from Tacoma would know that, looking at which way the picture was taken.

  5. John

    Hey, It’s Tacoma and it’s environs. There’s much to proud of about T town. We’re just used to buying the media derision from the city to the north. I’d also suggest photos of Ruston Way and some of the downtown gems.

  6. Steve

    Interesting, what a bunch of haters, probably from Seattle. The pictures are all in Pierce County. So if you live in Tacoma, this is your backyard. Obviously Mt. Rainier is not in the City of Tacoma. I am a photographer, hopefully anyone looking at the photos knows they are edited for effect, creating a feel. I have hundreds of amazing photos of Tacoma, unedited.

    But all of that is missing the point, which is that Tacoma is a fabulous place to live. It has amazing beauty. Better than Seattle in my opinion and I have lived in both. Seattle is fabulous in it’s own way. It’s a great place to visit but I would not want to live there.

  7. Miles

    Obiviously none of you have lived in Tacoma for more than a week, besides always smelling of ocean feces your chances of being stabbed are double in this city, triple if dark is approaching downtown. Enjoy the excitement of traffic merging into you because most of these roads lines are not exsistent. The number of buildings about to collapse compared to the harmonic beauty is about 3:1. Mt Rainier is also south east of Tacoma a good 45 mins. Growing up here it’s common knowledge not to go too far out of your way to get to Tacoma.

 

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