Number One for Puyallup & Tacoma Hotel Blogs


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Whether you’re travelling with family or embarking on a holiday trip with friends, there are many fun activities to do in Washington this season. If you’re planning on visiting the Puyallup and Tacoma area there are many popular attractions to choose from. One of our favourites is the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Find out more about this magnificent home to two aquariums and hundreds of land and marine animals.

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

If you're looking for a fascinating and educational experience, make the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium a priority on your itinerary. Having the distinction of being the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Pacific Northwest, you'll have 29-acres to explore animals in their natural habitat and at play. The grounds are large enough to house hundreds of different land and marine animals, yet not so vast allowing you to get a little closer to them. You may run into animals out and about for their daily stroll! Through daily presentations, you can observe animal training sessions and listen to keepers share interesting stories.
Highlights of the zoo include the Asian Forest Sanctuary, which houses eight habitats within five acres. Explore this lush jungle, where you'll meet Sumatran tigers, a white-cheeked gibbon or Asian elephants having their dinner. Visit the first of two aquariums, the Pacific Seas Aquarium, and be up close and personal with hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish, giant Pacific octopus and more. Admire art exhibits featuring murals, glass sculptures and light installations. The South Pacific Aquarium is home to fifteen sharks, a stingray cove, and a tropical lagoon with colorful tropical fish and a moray eel named Gordon. The Tidal Touch Zone is a favorite for kids to engage fully by touching, feeling and connecting with marine life such as the Blood sea star, the purple sea urchin, the giant plumrose anemone and much more!
Ensure your trip to Tacoma and Puyallup in Washington state is truly special by choosing accommodations that are comfortable, stylish, affordable and offer deluxe amenities. Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel & Conference Center checks all boxes and more. Guests will find impressive perks such as premium bedding, 42-inch LCD TVs, indoor pool and hot tub, sundeck, complimentary breakfast, a fireside bistro and bar, and fresh baked cookies available in the lobby every afternoon. Don't wait to book your room today!

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