Tacoma-Pierce County Tourism Authority

1516 Commerce Street 98402

Why Choose Tacoma?

Five major convention and event centers handle larger groups, while unique venues are perfect for smaller meetings, VIP events and retreats. The area boasts a variety of hotels with meeting space and plenty of pre- and post-meeting activities for attendees to enjoy. Many meeting venues, hotels, shopping districts, restaurants and attractions lie within walking distance of each other or are easy to reach by local transportation. Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Pierce County stretches from the banks of the Puget Sound to the summit of Mount Rainier. Conveniently located 18 miles south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Tacoma is easy to access via Interstate-5 and offers a wide selection of meeting spaces to accommodate meetings of any size. Our cutting-edge facilities, stunning natural surroundings and artful inspiration combined with the region’s warm hospitality and service ensure the success of your next meeting. Let the team at Tacoma-Pierce County Tourism Authority make your job easy. Our team of destination experts is ready to help make your next event a great success. As your central information resource, we are here to make your meetings and events extraordinary. Our services take the pressure off of you in the planning process, during the event and when your attendees want to extend their stay. Start planning your next meeting, conference, wedding or special event today!

Distance from airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    18 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Tacoma Art Museum

The Tacoma Art Museum is part of Tacoma's nexus for studio glass art. They host a permanent exhibit with Chihuly glass art pieces. Recent renovations include a new wing devoted to studio glass art and a wing devoted to the art of the American West. .
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA, US 98402

Destiny Harbor Tours

Destiny Harbor Tours will take your group on an adventure through the Puget Sound. Your team can take a two-hour sightseeing charter, eco-tour or go on an all-day exploration. The captain will get you up-close to wildlife, nature and history near Tacoma and Gig Harbor.
1817 Dock St.
Tacoma, WA, US 98402

LeMay America's Car Museum

The largest car museum in North America. America's Car museum celebrates American's love affair with the automobile.
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA, US 98421

Edgeworks Climbing

Edgeworks Climbing will take your group to new heights. The gym hosts team building events for companies and groups focused on growing confidence, trust and respect among peers—as well as fun! Climbing experts use classic team building exercises combined with climbing-specific activities to bring groups closer together.
6102 N. 9th St. #200
Tacoma, WA, US 98406

Museum of Glass

2 blocks away
The Museum of Glass showcases the world's leading glass artists and a live hot shop where visitors can watch this fiery art in the making.
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA, US 98402

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad + Museum

Modern day time travelers can step back a century or more as they depart on the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad [MRSR]. The longest continuously operating steam train railroad in the Pacific Northwest, MRSR passes over creeks flowing with clear cold water, through deep forests, by bridge over the Nisqually River until it reaches pristine Mineral Lake. You can also host a meeting on the train!
54124 Mountain Highway E.
Elbe, WA, US 98330

Tacoma Comedy Club

The Tacoma Comedy Club is the premier place to see professional stand-up comedy in Tacoma. The beautiful showroom seats just fewer than 200 people and features top-notch entertainers.
933 Market St.
Tacoma, WA, US 98402

Tacoma Rainiers

America’s pastime is a Tacoma tradition at Cheney Stadium where the Tacoma Rainiers [the Triple-A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners] take the field for 72 home games a year. Join the fun and watch the stars of tomorrow play in the historic backdrop of Cheney Stadium where every seat is close to the action!
2502 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma, WA, US 98405

Convention Centers

  • Greater Tacoma Convention Center

    The GTCC puts safety and flexibility first as we navigate the Greater Way Forward. Recognized by EXHIBITOR Magazine as a Top Convention Center, our initiatives include a flexible booking policy, customized floor plans, and GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

    • Exhibit Space50,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space97,299 sq. ft.


Additional Information

With more than 6,000 sleeping rooms and inspiring meeting and event space, Tacoma and Pierce County can easily accommodate your conference and conventions. For smaller meetings and retreats, choose from museums, gardens and inns to create the perfect ambiance and productive environment. Tacoma-Pierce County Tourism Authority and its professional team look forward to working with you on your next event. We are ready to help customize your meeting and create an extraordinary experience for your attendees.


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