Quality Inn & Suites Pacific - Seattle
415 Ellingson Road
Pacific, WA 98047
Phone: (253) 288-1916
Fax: (253) 288-1977
Take advantage of those sunny Seattle days by taking the family to Wild Waves. This water park that's just outside of Seattle has something to satisfy all ages: a 24,000 gallon (90,850 liters) wave pool for the kids, a beer garden for the adults, and three roller coasters for thrill-seekers of any age. After spending the day in the water, satisfy those hunger pangs with a bite at The Wharf, the on-site food-stop, or grab a cool treat at Dippin Dots. The Wild Waves day pass is moderately priced, making this attraction tough to beat in terms of both value and fun.
Located just south of Seattle in Federal Way, Rhododendron Species Foundation Botanical Gardens devoted to rhododendrons and azaleas is a must for flower lovers. The garden features over 450 species from four continents. Flowers in a range of colors intermingle in a forest of conifers, deciduous trees, ferns and heather. The gardens also include a gift shop and plant sales pavilion.
Built in 1894, the Neely Mansion features on the National Register of Historic Places. This Victorian style home in Auburn, after signs of deterioration, was well restored by the community locals. This mansion was later used by the Drama Department of a city school and is now administered by a historical society.
Located about 40 minutes south of Seattle, Puyallup Fairgrounds is a 160-acre hub of activity. Along with the annual Puyallup Fair and Spring Fair, the buildings and arenas here host horse shows, car shows, dog shows, antique shows, a Victorian Country Christmas celebration, RV shows, a variety of home and garden events, plus private parties, company events and weddings.
Stemming from what was a mere grocery store in Lakewood, the Pierce College has established itself as the largest educational institution in Seattle. Over the years, the college has made it a point to keep pace with the changing needs of the students and provide them with modern facilities. The over 40 year old college building encompasses an art gallery, a fitness center, a dental clinic and an internet café among other things. The Fine Arts Gallery displays artworks by national and international artists and is known to host art events and exhibitions occasionally. The College Center is used to host various athletic and sports events too. All in all, the college strives hard to make learning a pleasurable experience for the students and succeeds too!
The Freighthouse Square at Tacoma was once the freight house for the Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad until 1980. Today, it is a multifaceted hub where one can spend hours shopping, dining, exploring the arts and indulging in many other leisure activities. If you are the artsy type, be sure to visit the art galleries and be a part of the art community. Venues are also leased out for events and functions and besides these, the Square also has a plethora of vibrant events and mini-fests. Eating out here is never a problem, the only problem would be choosing which place to eat at.
City Waterway Bridge known for its distinctive features is a lift bridge located on the Thea Foss Waterway. The bridge designed by renowned engineers Waddell and Harrington opened in 1913. In 1997, it was renamed as the Murray Morgan Bridge in honor of the Washington's historian.
Designed by Dale Chihuly and Arthur Anderson, the Bridge of Glass is an overpass for pedestrians above Interstate 705. The bridge actually connects the Washington State History Museum with the Museum of Glass . The 500 feet long horizontal structure has a pair of crystal towers right in the center, which marks the halfway point of the bridge. Originally designed for showing the beauty of glass in its various forms, the functional value is also obvious; it acts as a connector between the two Washington landmarks.
Located off of Puget Sound on the Historic Shores of the Thea Foss Waterway.
The East 34th Street Bridge was erected in 1937 and thereby replaced the former bridge made from wood. This spandrel bridge was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Experience glassblowing with instructors. Currently Saturday and Sunday by appointment. You can pick & apply colors, twist & turn them, then blow or shape them into a beautiful piece of art glass. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Available for group events.
The Tacoma Union Station is a beautiful historic building constructed in 1910. Made in the Beaux-Arts style of architecture, it has fine details and intricate designs. Previously used as a railway station for passenger trains, it now houses a district court and is also available as a rental space. The grand rotunda of the station is available for private events like weddings, conferences and parties. The mesmerizing interiors of the rotunda looks even more gorgeous because of the Dale Chihuly art pieces. The building is open to visitors during weekdays.