University Place Vacations

University Place is part of the city of Tacoma, a world-famous city with a population of 200,000 residents. The city center of Tacoma is only 5 miles (8 kilometers) away, while Seattle - Tacoma International Airport is 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the northeast of University Place.

University Place is a great place to stay while you are in Tacoma as some of the city’s most popular attractions are nearby. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the Chambers Bay Golf Course are amongst the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit the Camp 6 Logging Museum and the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum.

Visitors travel from all over the world to see the Museum of Glass, one of the most photographed sites in the country. It is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the middle on the city.

University Place offers some interesting cultural attractions within easy reach that make great places to visit. Stroll around and savor the quiet atmosphere of the Washington State History Museum, the Karpeles Manuscript Museum and the Children's Museum of Tacoma. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the popular performing arts institutes such as the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Popular galleries, include the Tacoma Art Museum.

Looking for things to amuse the kids? Discover the various child-friendly destinations in the area. For those who like the animal kingdom put the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium on your list of places to visit.

Get your body moving in nature while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Have a break in one of the local parks and gardens, which include the Point Defiance Park and the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory.

If you could do with a spot of retail therapy, you’ll love the many stores of Tacoma Mall.

Sports lovers should head to Cheney Stadium to see the Tacoma Rainiers taking on visiting rivals. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear red, white and blue, the colors of the Tacoma Rainiers.

Finding somewhere comfortable to rest your head close to University Place is simple. The Hotel Murano, a Provenance Hotel, the Shilo Inn & Suites - Tacoma and the Inn at Gig Harbor are just three of the most popular accommodation options here.

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