Things To Do In Tacoma

Tacoma Rainiers – 59% Off Baseball and Burgers

Cheney Stadium

$85.96 $35

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The Rainiers return to the field at Cheney Stadium under the guidance of new manager Roy Howell

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Tacoma Dome

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 53% Off Golf

West End

$37 $18

Nine-hole, par-27 course comprises nine par 3s that range from 100 to 200 yards for quick play and ample hole-in-one opportunities

Up to 52% Off Bowling for Four

Parkland

$29 $14

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Lanes send balls bellowing down the 32-lane alley; made-to-order pizza comes from on-site full-service restaurant

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons

Meadow Park Golf Course

$120 $50

Lessons taught at a 27-hole facility, which features an 18-hole Championship Course and a 9-hole Williams course

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts Fitness Classes

Parkland

$125 $29

Five five-minute rounds of anaerobic and aerobic workouts burn fat and tone muscles through workouts derived from MMA techniques

Up to 48% Off Bounce-House Playtime or Party

Tacoma

$23 $12

Kids romp around on inflatable castles and giant slides; parties include a private room for 1.5 hours

50% Off

Tacoma

$50 $25

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Up to 73% Off Outdoor Personal Training for 1 or 2

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

Certified personal trainers customize sessions to individual's fitness goals and abilities

57% Off Classes at Hot Yoga Tacoma

North End

$105 $45

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Studio heated to more than 100 degrees envelops students as they work through challenging poses, toning muscles and purging toxins

Up to 53% Off Ghost Tour

Multiple Locations

$32 $16

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90-minute tours led by ghost hunters takes participants through the haunted buildings of Pioneer Square or downtown Tacoma

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 82% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$432 $79

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Certified instructors teach dance styles such as West Coast swing and salsa in private and group lessons; parties allow for casual practice

Up to 71% Off at Simply Hot Yoga Wellness Center

West End

$99 $29

Instructors heat their studio to 105 degrees to facilitate deep stretching during power Vinyasa and Hatha classes

50% Off Martial Arts

Fife

$80 $40

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New Tacoma

$60 $30

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Up to 75% Off ElliptiGO Rentals

Multiple Locations

$50 $14.99

ElliptiGOs combines an elliptical and a bike to allow guests to run outdoors without the impact on knees during four-hour rentals

Up to 75% Off Women's Fitness Classes or Gym Membership

Fircrest

$80 $29

Classes such as Turbo Kickbox and TRX training at 24-hour women’s fitness center stocked with Life Fitness cardio and weight machines

Up to 59% Off Yoga Workshops

Multiple Locations

$79 $35

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through intensive workshops designed to deepen and strength their yoga practice

Up to 68% Off Yoga Classes

Lakewood

$109 $35

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Wide range of classes for all experience levels held in a studio with zebra floors and a radiant heating system

58% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Lakeview

$55 $23

Sample small batch wines such as a dark and fruity syrah amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp

Federal Way

$315 $56

Instructors use resistance bands, jump boxes, jump ropes, and free weights to train boot-camp students seven days per week

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Live Music Academy

Federal Way

$115 $49

Private drum, piano, saxophone, or guitar lessons afford students enough one-on-one attention to tackle easy melodies and rhythms

55% Off

Federal Way

$99 $45

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Up to 78% Off Karate Classes at Kiai Martial Arts

Puyallup

$135 $35

Instructor with nearly 20 years of experience imparts wisdom on karate in classes for anyone age 6 and up; good for all skill levels

Up to 69% Off Bowling

Puyallup

$60.50 $19

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Groups of up to six strap on bowling shoes and take to 24 glossy lanes for rounds of bowling in family-friendly atmosphere

Up to 50% Off Open-Play Time or Birthday Party

Puyallup

$50 $25

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Play area helps infants as well as preschool-aged children hone their motor skills as they enjoy the climbing structures, slides, and more

45% Off Services

South Hill

$600 $330

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Half Off Three-Month Membership Plans

Multiple Locations

$135 $67

Instructors teach the fundamentals of Isshinryu-style karate during 90-minute classes twice a week

Up to 89% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 54% Off "4D" Theatre Adventure at Maxrider

Multiple Locations

$13 $7

Multidimensional simulator jets explorers into fantastical worlds as large screen projects stunning 3-D views of 33 different adventures

70% Off Hot Yoga at Hot Yoga at the Edge

Summit View

$130 $39

Hot yoga classes help loosen muscles to give participants a deeper stretch

Up to 64% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting

Hoodsport

$40 $19

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Five samples of rhubarb, loganberry, and grape varietals harmonize with raspberry-wine chocolate truffles amid sweeping mountain views

45% Off Personal Training

Auburn

$700 $385

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94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off NFL Flag Football

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

40-minute, 5-on-5 flag football games last 40 minutes and are coed or for girls only; four-day camps include drills and team-building skills

Up to 72% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$130 $39

Golf professionals help golfers groom their games with lessons that include video analysis; choice of two locations

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Kent

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 51% Off Handgun-Safety Class

Kent

$140 $69

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Students spend 2.5 hours in the classroom reviewing the fundamentals of marksmanship before practicing for 1 hour on the range

Up to 83% Off Classes at United Fitness Center

Kent

$50 $19.99

Dance to Latin rhythms, strike yoga poses in a heated room, train in high-intensity intervals, or blend MMA and Brazilian jujitsu

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Kent

$150 $45

Learn valuable self-defense and fitness skills at a gym owned by a professional MMA fighter

82% Off Classes at Hook & Ladder CrossFit

Kent

$270 $49

Firefighter and team of certified CrossFit trainers inspire students to squat, sprint, lift, and push themselves to improved health

Up to 51% Off Classes and Lessons at Conqueror Hapkido

East Hill-Meridian

$100 $49

Learn self-defense through hapkido's hybrid strikes, throws, and joint locks; bootcamps encourage fitness with strength and cardio work

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes at Velocity Taekwondo

Kent

$100 $29

World-class instructors teach the basic movements and disciplines of kickboxing during small group classes

Up to 45% Off Skating at Kent Valley Ice Centre

Kent

$33.75 $20

Public-skating outings include vouchers for the café; students learn new techniques and build strength and balance during 30-minute lessons

Up to 79% Off Music Lessons

Redeem from Home or In-Studio

$160 $49

Professional musicians from famed rock, country, Christian, and pop groups teach how to sing, write a song, or master instruments

Up to 64% Off Taekwondo Classes

Sumner

$130 $55

Instructors teach the millennia-old discipline with a focus on self-defense, personal development, and discipline

Up to 75% Off Group and Personal Fitness Training

Elite Fitness

$239 $59

Lower-body exercises, high-intensity interval training, and martial-arts-inspired aerobics help clients shed fat and sculpt lean muscles

50% Off Services

Graham

$10 $5

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Up to 55% Off All-Day Paintball for Two or Four

Graham

$50 $25

Five forested paintball fields features two-story bunkers, natural cover, and obstacles such as inflatables and old cars

Up to 80% Off at Bikram Yoga Burien

Burien

$160 $32

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Students flow through 26 poses and two breathing exercises during Bikram yoga classes held in a 105-degree room with 40-percent humidity

Up to 65% Off a Marshmallow-Making Class

Multiple Locations

$120 $45

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Pupils sample meals and wines while turning local ingredients into marshmallows of vanilla, fruit, natural, nutty, and chocolate varieties

Up to 50% Off Paintball Packages

Puyallup

$40 $20

Paintball packages enable players to battle with rental gear, air, and 50 paintballs

Rainier Symphony – Up to 62% Off Concert

Multiple Locations

$19.62 $9

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Tchaikovsky's final symphony earns its nickname, Pathétique; Brahms's Requiem paints a masterful portrait of bereavement

Up to 56% Off Grilling and Smoking Class

Tukwila Urban Center

$170 $79

Students work with Weber gas grills and three different smokers to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, rib racks, brisket, and more

Up to 48% Off Ballet Performance

Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

$13.41 $7

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Fairy tale about long-haired heroine, and story about transmogrifying lead into gold, get balletic re-tellings by Ensemble Ballet Theatre

Seattle Festival Orchestra – Up to Half Off

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

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Season of concerts includes works by Brahms, Beethoven, and a new composition by Keith Van Kirk

Up to 88% Off Self-Defense Classes

Dojo 3

$250 $35

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Instructors lead 17 weekly self-defense and hand-to-hand combat classes, teaching students to defend themselves in real-world scenarios

GoFly Water Aviation – Up to 51% Off

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Soar above the water thanks to high-propulsion jets strapped to your feet on a flyboard or thrusting from a motorcycle-like jetovator

Up to 68% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Renton

$30 $15

Constantly rotating coed workouts, held twice a week, fuse rigorous aerobics with muscle building

Up to 66% Off Classes at Iron Tree Yoga

Renton

$170 $59

Ashtanga yoga classes lengthen the muscles and improve breathing, circulation, and overall well-being

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes

Renton

$99 $39

Five 5-minute rounds give participants a total body workout; take-home gloves and T-shirt included

Up to 87% Off at Yoga Classes

Cascade-Fairwood

$189 $25

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Four types of yoga classes in a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

Up to 78% Off at Fitness Bootcamp

Renton

$180 $59

Nationally certified trainers incorporate strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and stretching into challenging, varied workouts

Up to 82% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Renton

$220 $39

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Nationally certified personal trainer reshapes physiques with boot-camp’s cardio, strength, and circuit workouts and group personal training

Up to 58% Entry to Northwest Reptile Expos

Renton Community Center

$18 $9

Selection of captive bred reptiles and other pets will be for sale; educational exhibits, pet products, supply vendors, and veterinarians

Up to 55% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Maple Valley

$150 $69

Learn riding and tacking skills from a lifelong horse enthusiast in a spacious training area, and interact with a pony born just recently

67% Off Membership Lessons at Hillside Stables

Enumclaw Plateau

$180 $60

90-minute lessons teach potential stable members how to safely act around horses on the grounds and in the arena; required for membership

55% Off Services

Enumclaw Plateau

$55 $25

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52% Off a One-Month CrossFit Membership

Enumclaw

$125 $60

Unlimited access to CrossFit studio's classes, which include daily workouts and classes for kids, powerlifters, and athletes

Up to 87% Off Karate Lessons

Port Orchard

$210 $39

Karate instructors guide students of all ages through classes designed to build confidence and self-esteem

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six

Hoodsport

$14 $7

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Two, four, or six guests sample selections of award-winning, handcrafted wine made with grapes sourced from Eastern Washington vineyards

Up to 72% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Lacey

$140 $39

Professional instructor teaches students the basics of kickboxing in classes that focus on exercise and technical expertise

50% Off

Olympia

$400 $200

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46% Off

Bremerton

$46 $25

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Up to 53% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two

Multiple Locations

$25.75 $13

At eight theaters, moviegoers can enjoy popcorn and soda while catching the latest Hollywood films, second-run flicks, or foreign cinema

51% Off a Kayak Tour from Outdoor Adventure Center

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Guides lead paddlers down Sammamish River to and from Redhook Brewery; sea kayakers marvel at wildlife around Lopez Island

Up to 88% Off Beginner's Karate Package

Multiple Locations

$190 $25

During a month of classes, certified instructors lead beginner students through the basics of karate; packages include a uniform

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The Dive & Adventure Travel Expo 2013 will connect scuba and snorkel enthusiasts with some of the industry's top experts, brands, and innovations. More than 50 seminars scheduled throughout the weekend will showcase the diving deftness of speakers from across the country, enabling attendees to net information on such topics as underwater photography and safety. ReefID founder and editor John Fifer will host two of these gatherings, sharing ways his online database of diver-captured photos is helping raise awareness for marine life. Fifer will also play host to the expo's signature Saturday Night Film Festival event at 7 p.m. alongside 3D photographer Mark Blum and other presenters.

In addition to engaging activities, the Dive & Adventure Travel Expo 2013 is also home to the best in dive-related gear and information. Approximately 140 exhibit booths connect attendees with purveyors of international adventure from global hotspots including Palau, Yap, the Virgin Islands, and Fiji. In addition to resort representatives, booths also house all of the equipment needed for undersea excursions, with new products ranging from snorkel and scuba innovations to travel accessories and luggage. During face-to-face conversations, dive skills clinics, or snorkel sword fights, expo-goers can get travel tips or plan dive vacations around the globe. While parents research, younger visitors can decamp to a youth section filled with interactive attractions designed for youngsters aged 8–12.

Attendees who come for the education should probably stick for the prizes; the expo plans to give away over $50,000 in door prizes, including a massive grand prize: a full set of dive gear including a drysuit, Weezle undergarments, ScubaPro G260 regulator, Aqua Lung BCD, a TUSA mask, fin, and snorkel set, an Oceanic dive computer, and trips including weeklong Philippine dive adventure from the Marco Vincent Resort.

1500 Broadway
Tacoma,
WA
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The woods are full of hazards, from prickly bushes to wild animals. But all’s safe in the Woods at the Children's Museum of Tacoma, where a log pile leads to a play area where kids can build forts and send supplies to and fro with pulleys. The Woods is one of the museum’s five playscapes, which encourage children and their adult guardians to learn through self-directed play.

Youngsters can unleash their inner architects with blocks and tubes at the Invention station, and paint, clay, and other artistic tools at Becka’s Studio allow kids to tap into their creative sides. Aboard the Voyager, children can pretend to fly to the moon or parallel-park between two asteroids. Back on earth, the interactive Water playspace presents a world of tranquil waterfalls and streams.

Afterward, there’s more to explore through the museum’s programs. They range from summer camps to Play to Learn, where kids 6 and younger take part in group activities, sing-alongs, and group circle time.

1501 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Tucked in the breezy shadows of towering douglas firs, golfers hunt birdies and pars across Lake Spanaway's 7,083-yard course. Fairways tunnel through communities of trees that convince errant golf balls that they are pinecones. Three of the course's holes earned honorable mention in the Seattle Times' Puget Sound Area's Dream 18 Holes, including the par 4 12th, where tee shots must trace the fairway as it curves left through a narrow tree line and toward a green shielded by an oasis of vast bunkers. 

A covered, lighted driving range sits beside the course, where golfers smooth out swings undisturbed by waning daylight, rain, or hail caused by skydivers eating sunflower seeds. The course's staff of golf pros also helps manage on-course techniques with a variety of instructional options, including complimentary 10-minute lessons. 

Course at a Glance: 

  • 18-hole, par 71 course 
  • Length of 7,083 yards from the farthest tees 
  • Course rating of 73.5 from the farthest tees 
  • Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees 
  • Four tee options 
  • See the scorecard

15602 Pacific Ave S
Tacoma,
WA
US

Every time he begins a new handcrafted batch, winemaker Philip Coates strives to bring out the elemental flavors of his Washington-grown grapes. A limited production schedule lets Philip and his team spend more time on each varietal, de-stemming grapes by hand before fermenting batches with native yeasts and aging them in french oak barrels. Next, they fill, cork, and wax each bottle by hand before applying labels designed by local artists.

Though his repertoire has grown since 21 Cellars’ inception in 2003, Philip’s specialty remains bordeaux varietals, including a 2009 malbec and the 2006 Pont 21 cabernet sauvignon, which _Seattle _ magazine deemed Washington’s top new wine of 2011. Alongside wine by the bottle, staffers pour samples of current wines at weekly tastings at Anthem Coffee and the 21 Cellars’ own tasting room—a cozy grotto lined with oak barrels.

2621 N 21st St
Tacoma,
WA
US

In 1987, indoor climbing was as unpopular in the Seattle area as breeding labradoodles. But Vertical World––a pioneer indoor climbing gym––introduced the city to the up-and-coming sport of rock climbing in a controlled environment. Since its inception, the gym has expanded to three other locations in Everett, Tacoma, and Redmond, the latter hosting eastside climbers for more than 20 years.

A team of experienced route creators challenges climbers with more than 200 bouldering, lead, or top-rope routes in a wide variety of difficulty levels. The gym hosts competitive youth teams that have gone on to national or world tournaments. The gym's staff of climbers and guides also leads outdoor excursions that build confidence and teach novices how to identify a rock wall in the wild.

102 S 24th St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Metronome's passionate baristas employ brewing mastery and fervency for quality coffee to concoct myriad menu items of precisely crafted caffeinated beverages and café fare. Six different brewing methods, including trifecta, pour over, cold brew, french press, and Chemex, steep their own takes on flavorful beans in contests to court patrons’ palates. Espresso shots ($1.25) condense liquid buzzes into miniaturized portions for consumption in steamy sippables such as cappuccino ($2.50), mocha ($3–$4.20), and traditional lattes ($2.50–$3.70). A collection of carefully selected Mad Hat teas—such as the soothing My Throat Hurts ($2.50)—and freshly squeezed orange juice ($3.25) warm the hearts of noncoffee consumers and solid fare, including loaded-pancake pockets ($3.50) and savory cheesecake ($6), befriend mouths to gain access to stomach pool parties.

3518 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US