Travel Tacoma - Mt Rainier Tourism & Sports

Convention center11,055 sq. m
Guest Rooms3,382
Guest rooms at 1 hotel319 guest rooms
Special event venues28
Average room rate$105.00
Daily food cost$61.00
Occupancy rate57.1%
Tax rate8.8%

Travel Tacoma - Mt Rainier Tourism & Sports


Why Choose Tacoma?

Add a different twist to meetings by choosing Tacoma, Washington and the South Puget Sound. With your feet in the saltwater of Tacoma’s Commencement Bay, the 14,411-foot summit of Mount Rainier is only 42 miles away. That 42 miles is packed with art museums, pristine parks, meticulously preserved history, stadium-sized entertainment, hiking, biking, paddling and swimming. 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 has easy to access via Interstate-5 and offers a wide selection of meeting spaces to accommodate meetings of any size. 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. 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 Travel Tacoma - Mt. Rainier 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!

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Distance from airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

    28.97 km from city center


Local Attractions

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

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

Harmon Pub + Brewery

The Harmon Pub + Brewery serves up fresh ales brewed on site. This family friendly restaurant and brew pub has a great menu with a large variety of items. This 15 barrel microbrewery and restaurant is a perfect place for large groups and families to gather. Located in the Tacoma's downtown University and Museum District - it's a favorite place for locals and tourists alike
1938 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA, US 98402

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

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

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

Chalet Bowl

Chalet Bowl is a 12-lane alley, perfect for team building. Groups of many sizes can participate and have fun. The bowling alley has been a Pierce County icon for nearly 70 years.
3806 N. 26th
Tacoma, WA, US 98407

McGavick Student Center

Convention center
The McGavick Student Center + Conference Facility at Clover Park Technical College is the perfect fit for your next seminar, banquet, reception, award ceremony or special event. The campus surroundings provide limitless possibilities for classroom-style breakouts and outdoor programs. Unique opportunities that make the facility a truly special venue are at your fingertips.
4500 Steilacoom Blvd.
Lakewood, WA, US 98499

Convention Centers

  • Greater Tacoma Convention Center

    The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is located in Washington State. We offer 119,000+ square feet of flexible space for meetings, conferences, tradeshows and celebrations. We look forward to assisting in planning your next successful event.

    • Exhibit Space4,645 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m


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. The Travel Tacoma 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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