There are many things you can do in Tacoma and the surrounding area. Here are some highlights.
- Mount Rainier. About 90 miles from Tacoma.
- Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. About 25 miles south of Tacoma.
- Point Defiance Park. A large park in Ruston (which is next to Tacoma). Trails, a zoo, rose garden, picnicing, kayak rentals.
Tacoma Art Museum (where the banquet will be held).
Museum of Glass. Best known for its glass exhibits and the "Hot Shop" where you can see glass works being blown in real time with Q&A interaction. Also has international art exhibits.
LaMay Car Museum. If you are into cars, this is the place for you. American (and a few non-American) cars from the 1920s all the way to the the 70s and 80s, and a few motorcycles.
Washington State History Museum. Local and state exhibits.