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posted by: BW Premier Plaza Hotel on: October 31, 2017 11:50:10 AM
The best place to stay in Puyallup and Tacoma! 

The Pacific Northwest has a history, and traditions, all its own. Come explore the beauties of the Tacoma/Puyallup area and go on a trip through time!



Located in the heart of Puyallup, Meeker Mansion is a testament to the history of the area. The home of Ezra Meeker, a pioneer, salesman, and trailblazer extraordinaire who helped develop the Pacific Northwest into what it is today, Meeker Mansion is the fruit of his labors. Ezra Meeker lived in this location until his death in 1928 at the incredible age of 98!

Visiting Meeker Mansion is like stepping backwards in time, and the educational tours help give you a sense of what live was like in the Pacific Northwest in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Painstakingly restored and curated by the Puyallup Historical society, this home remains absolutely gorgeous, and displays throughout the house will give you a clear sense of what home life was like for the very rich of the era!

For an added taste of history and tradition, come to Meeker Mansion this December for scheduled Christmas events.

December 8th – Candlelight Christmas – 5pm to 8pm -Celebrate a special Christmas evening of classic Christmas decorations in the natural light of candles! There will also be live entertainment and surprises.  

December 10th – Christmas Tea – 1:00pm — Enjoy a classic English tea with finger sandwiches, biscuits and more, all while  enjoying the mansion’s Christmas decorations. Take care – reservations are needed for this event!

December 16th – Santa Breakfast – 10am —A fantastic breakfast meal will be served to attendees, followed by a meeting with the one, the only, SANTA CLAUS. Reservations are also needed for this event!

You can make reservations for these special events by visiting the site here!

Looking for accommodations in the Tacoma area? Stay at the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center Puyallup. With affordable rates, group discounts and more, we’re the first step in making an unforgettable vacation!


 Join in on Paint Night at the Beach near Puyallup, Washington 

Paint Night

At times it's difficult to choose activities to do with your friends and family that aren’t the same-old, same-old. Taking a few hour to see a movie, going shopping at the mall, or eating out at a fancy restaurant are all great leisure activities - but we do them so often. A new trend to hit major cities is the hosting of paint nights. These is a fun, unique experience and don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an artist - all talent levels are welcome. 

What is a paint night?

According to the website of PaintNite creators, Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail, paint nights are a way to “encourage creativity, empower communities, and inspire connections (away from the screen), all while offering a new way to go out and have fun”.  Thanks to these two entrepreneurial spirits, paint nights have become an instant hit. 

What to Expect From a Paint Night

Create your own masterpiece by painting your own creative design or copying the example provided. There is no lack of inspiration when overlooking the Pacific Ocean as the sunsets. As stated before, this is an activity meant for fun so there’s no artistic pressure to be felt! If you’re not a strong painter our talented and patient coach, Christina, would be more than happy to assist you. All art supplies are included in ticket pricing. Wine and other snacks will also be available.



Location of Paint Night on The Beach 

Paint night on the beach is hosted by the Beach House Salon in Tacoma, Washington. This is a short 20 minute drive from us at Best Western Premier Plaza - the best hotel option in Puyallup, Washington. Trust us when we say this creative activity is worth the drive! Our beautiful beach landscapes are breathtaking and we encourage all our guests to experience them if given the chance.  Purchase tickets for paint night here and perhaps find your new hobby!

When you're ready to relax for the night, book your stay the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center.

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It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever before: The Washington State Fair is taking place from September 1 to 24. From steer wrestling to the end of summer bash, here are five reasons why you really shouldn’t miss it…


1. Lady Antebellum, Saturday September 2

With more than 18 million album sales worldwide, this seven-time Grammy award-winning group has earned six platinum singles, nine chart-topping hits, a Billboard Music Award, a People’s Choice Award and a Teen Choice Award, while also taking home ACM and CMA ‘Vocal Group of the Year’ trophies three years in a row. Tickets to the show cost between $80 and $100.


2. The ‘Oh Say Can You Sing’ Contest

The Washington State Fair is giving you the chance to perform the National Anthem live on stage in front of thousands of fans at one of the fair’s concerts or rodeo events. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform on the same stage that hundreds of stars that have graced on the fair’s iconic Grandstand. Enter the contest at


3. Modest Mouse, Thursday September 21

Indie-rock Modest Mouse is one of the few bands able to tread the narrow path between massive popularity while managing to remain loyal to their original pre-fame following. Tickets are included in the price of gate admission.


4. Rodeo

Welcome the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country as they compete in the 84th annual Washington State Fair Rodeo. Put on your boots, chaps and cowboy hat and get ready for a wild show! See bull-riding, bareback riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and barrel racing.


5. The End of Summer Bash, Labor Day, Monday September 4

The fair’s free End of Summer Bash provides the opportunity to sample some of Washington’s favorite wine and craft brews while rocking out to some of the most famous music from the state. There will tribute bands celebrating the music of Jimi Hendrix, Heart and the 1980s.


Conveniently located in Puyallup, the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre is the getaway hotel if you’re planning to catch the action at this year’s Washington State Fair.

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When it comes to putting on a show, the folks in Puyallup know a thing or two.

With the Washington State Fair Grounds and Tacoma Dome right on its doorstep, there’s always a fantastic line-up of events and shows to enjoy – whatever your passion may be.

Just take a look at January and February, for instance. There is a truly eclectic selection of world class events for everyone from the dog-lover to the Country music fan and the aviation buff.

From January 14 to 16 all manner of cuteness will be in the spotlight at the Western Washington Dog Cluster Show at the Washington State Fair Events Centre.

Hosted by the Puyallup Valley Dog Fancier Club, one of Washington State’s oldest and largest American Kennel Club dog clubs, this is one of the largest all-breed dog shows in the state.

There’ll be all manner of gorgeous furry friends on show, with events ranging from obedience trials to best of breed competitions.

Next up you’ll want to check out Country music superstar Blake Shelton’s show at the Tacoma Dome on February 25.

The tour follows hot on the heels of his 10th studio album, If I’m Honest, which was not only the biggest selling album in the week of its release, but also the best-selling country album released this year.

Opening the tour is Nashville recording artist RaeLynn, whose current single Love Triangle is the powerful first track from her forthcoming debut album WildHorse. She was recently selected as a CMT ‘Next Women of Country’ honoree.

While Blake and RaeLynn are busy keeping Country music fans happy, aviation buffs will be making a beeline for the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center on February 25 and 26.

The Washington Aviation Association has been hosting this event for over three decades, and today’s event has grown to include over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000-square-feet of aviation displays - and an annual attendance of over 10,000! It’s a must for any self-respecting aviation buff.

Conveniently located in Puyallup, the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre is the getaway hotel if you’re planning to catch a show – be your great love be dogs, Country music or aviation!

It’s shaping up to be a Christmassy month in Tacoma, with plenty of festive events taking place around the city. We have Victorian Christmas celebrations in full flow, a market where you can find the perfect gift, and an annual tree lighting ceremony - in short, everything you need to get into the Christmas groove. Book your room at the
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel & Conference Center and you’ll be in the perfect position to attend these trio of events. You’ll also enjoy amenities that include a complimentary breakfast, a heated indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi. 

A Victorian Country Christmas

Unless you’re very old or have access to a time machine, you won’t have experienced a Christmas like that on offer at the 29th Annual Victorian Country Christmas Festival. This event, which is suitable for the whole family, has a bit of everything: Christmas carols performed by professional performers, a winter wine garden, Christmas lights, displays, Santa, and much more. Runs from November 30 - December 4 at Washington State Fair Events Center. 

NW Quilt and Craft

 Love crafts? Then head down to the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, which will be taking place at Puyallup Fairgrounds, just a 2 mile trip from our hotel., from November 17 - 19. While there you’ll a whole host of craft related products, exhibitions, and workshops - just in time for putting together a special present for a loved one. 

71st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The Broadway Center tree lighting is one of the highlights of the Christmas season. Besides the big tree lighting, you’ll also be able to listen to - or participate in - carol singing and meet Santa. The event takes place at 9th & Broadway on November 26 at 5pm. Just before the tree lighting, at 2:30pm, there’ll be a Sing aLong to the Sound of Music at Pantages Theatre. Sing your heart out!

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Kicking off on Labor Day weekend and going strong until the last Sunday of the month, the Washington State Fair is back in Puyallup and everyone is super excited! This fair is the state’s main fall event, and this year the dates have been extended for an extra week for added fun.

See a great line up of live music on the mainstage, take in the rodeo, cool off in the beer garden and explore this year’s attractions, including: AG Ventureland, Animals of the World, a Big Washington Meet and Greet, a Discovery the Dinosaurs exhibit, the End Sports Bar, a fair farm (what fair is complete without a farm?), spectacular fireworks every Friday night, a Hobby Hall, Piglet Palace, an international photo salon, the Rainier Rush rollercoaster, a Superhero Headquarters, a kid’s tractor track … we could go on but this is getting ridiculous!

Let’s just get down to the nitty gritty so you can start planning your day at the fair:

Fair hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sundays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

(Closed Tuesdays)

Kids under five are free, and parking is just $10 to $15 a day.

Of course, you’ll need a great place to stay while you’re in town, so be sure to book your room at the Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre right here in Puyallup. Our hotel is a quick six-minute drive from the fairgrounds, and we offer a host of awesome amenities to make your stay comfortable and easy. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, an indoor pool, free high speed Wi-Fi – and we’re even pet-friendly so bring your pooch along! We’ll see you soon!

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This August 19 at 3:00pm, hop in the car and
head over to the Puyallup Public Library to take an entertaining and educational trip back in time with Knight Life: Sports and Fitness in the Middle Ages.

We’re all pretty familiar with the battle and bloodshed that played such a huge role in the life of the knights of the medieval ages. But they, just like us, had to stay fit, and it’s this undiscussed facet of knight life that this engaging event will shed light on.

Over the course of the hour long event, attendees will learn about the hefty weapons used by these knights, how they stayed strong enough to use them, as well as their combat training regimens, their exercise routines, and the sports they played for fun and fitness. Needless to say, this is an event that any young historian will love, and one that will give all participants a nice break from the technology that dominates life in the 21st Century.  

Presented by the Knights of Veritas, and sponsored by the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library, this unique event is part of the Library’s 2016 Kids and Teen Summer Reading Programs. No advanced registration is required. For more information, contact

To enjoy this event with your young ones, simply book a stay at our cozy Puyallup hotel today. As one of our guests, you’ll enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep, a great location, and a long list of convenient amenities—including a pool and new onsite fitness center so that you can stay in shape just like the knights of the medieval ages. Needless to say, we’re sure we can make your visit to Puyallup a special one.

We look forward to welcoming you to town!


Held at Dacca Park in nearby Fife, Music In The Park is a brand new 11-week outdoor music series that features a wide variety of talented local bands and musicians. The series is completely free and occurs every Friday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM until August 26. Come on by to the park early to peruse through the Fife Farmers Market from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and then, set up your lawn chair, wrap yourself up in blankets, and enjoy the music into the evening. Here’s a run down of the schedule of performers. 

   July 1 –133rd Army Band – Full Metal Racket

  • July 8 – The Fabulous Murphtones

  • July 15 – Chris Anderson

  • July 22 – Recess Monkey

  • July 29 – Wally and the Beaves

  • August 5 – CJQ

  • August 12 – The Coats

  • August 19 – Danny Vernon

  • August 26 – Caspar Babypants

    If you’re visiting Pullayup this summer, be sure to book your stay with us here at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel. We’re conveniently located, with luxurious rooms and suites that are pet-friendly. Each of our accommodations are equipped with full service features like complimentary toiletries, in-room air conditioning and heating, microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe, private bathroom, extra bedding and towels, and 37’’ to 42’’ TVs with a DVD player and expanded cable channels. Take advantage of our fantastic amenities including daily complimentary hot breakfast, a heated indoor pool, outdoor patio, fitness center, and on-site bar and bistro. Don’t forget to check out our current packages for our best rates. We look forward to welcoming you!

  • There’s plenty to see right now at the Tacoma Art Museum, so if you’re visiting us this May, be sure to book your stay here at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel to make the most of it all. We’re conveniently located, with a wide variety of accommodation options including pet-friendly rooms and fabulous amenities such as our indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and outdoor sundeck.

    NW Art Now 

    Featuring 24 artists from the Pacific Northwest including Ben Gannon, Asia Tale, Lou Watson, and Amanda Manitach, this exhibition showcases how these creatives address issues relating to identity, social justice, and the environment. The artists showcased were chosen from almost 300 submissions and work in a wide range of mediums from painting and sculpture to performance and digital projects. NW Art Now runs from May 14 until September 4. 

    Edvard Munch and the Sea 

    Running until July 17, this exhibition showcased one of the most frequent themes in artist Edvard Munch’s work — the sea, coastal settings, and the fjords of Norway. Edvard Munch and the Sea explores this reoccurrence, as well as the psychological and emotional states that are reflected in his works of art.

    Stone Wave

    Sitting right in the middle of Tacoma Art Museum, Richard Rhodes’ untitled “stone wave” is comprised of 650 stones and held in a 1,650-square foot enclosure. The stones are 500 year-old pavers hailing from a village that’s soon expected to be overtaken by the Three Gorges Dam reservoir in China. 

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    The stage is hot in the month of May in nearby Tacoma, with a wide variety of exciting theatre performances. Make the most of it all during your visit to Western Washington and book your stay with us here at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel. We’re conveniently located, so you won’t have far to venture to get to any of the theatres, and have a selection of rooms and studies that are each beautifully appointed, with granite countertops, 42” LCD TVs, DVD players, and comfortable premium bedding. Don’t forget to take advantage of our amenities, including our onsite bar and bistro, heated indoor pool, and fitness center! 

    A Doll’s House 

    Running from April 28 till May 14 at the Dukesbay Theater is Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Performed by the New Muses Theatre Company, this polarizing tale made its first premier in 1879. Nora is a housewife, living a perfect life with her husband and three children. When a past debt resurfaces on Christmas Eve, however, the dark secrets beneath the family’s happy existence begin to come to light. Tickets are available online.

    Noises Off!

    The Lakewood Playhouse’s debut presentation of Noises Off! as the theatre’s 50th anniversary celebration continues. Running until May 8, the production has been called one of the funniest farces ever written, with a crazy cast of characters that portray struggling actors rehearsing for a flop of a play. With women in their underwear, men with pants around their ankles, and plenty of sardines (yes, sardines), this comedy will have audiences crying with laughter. Tickets are available online.

    The Scarlet Pimpernel 

    Back by popular demand, The Scarlet Pimpernel returns to the Tacoma Musical Playhouse until May 1. This action adventure based on the 20th century novel about the French Revolution is a powerful display of love and heroism. With book and lyrics by Nan Knighton and music from Frank Wildhorn, it’s an exciting way to learn about French and British history. Tickets are available online.