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Most of us can enjoy a nice slab of quality cheese. When the timings right, the wine is out, or you simply just want a respectable sandwich, cheese is where it’s at. Good thing for Puyallup, the people down at My Cheese Shoppe understand this!

My Cheese Shoppe is a specialty cheese Shoppe opened by Laurie Sanders-Polen, a woman who didn’t think she would have a career in selling cheese. She started out as a receptionist at Peterson Cheeses, fell in love with specialty cheese and the rest is history.


She’s said that her shop is for the “true cheese enthusiast in all of us, ” and she is completely right. There is something for everyone at My Cheese Shoppe.

With over 75 different kinds of cheese from Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Wisconsin, New York and imported from Europe, Australia and New Zealand it’s no wonder the tiny shop in downtown Puyallup has been such a huge hit with the locals and a must see for tourists. 

She also sells novelty sweet items like imported raw honey with orange blossom, Croatian fig spread, date bread and walnut bread imported from Spain, dark chocolates, caramels and even toffee! 

If you’re also hungry for meat she offers SEVEN different kinds of salami. Who knew seven different kinds even existed!

If your mouth is watering (as it should be) go down to the shop and see the wide selection for yourself.

The Best Western Premier Plaza is just a short drive away from My Cheese Shoppe and will be right here to welcome you once you get back from your cheese bonanza! Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed.

Mini golf, baseball and go-carts? Say no more. If you are looking for a fun day out in Puyallup there’s no harm in checking out Mike N Terry’s Outdoor Fun Park.

Mike N Terrys

 Equipped with gadgets and gizmos galore, this is the place to go to entertain young kids and heck, anybody for that matter!

They have two mini golf courses each with 18 holes and the go-kart track snakes through the back making it plenty challenging and full of twists and turns.

They also offer many batting cages. On site there are 4 Hardball cages, 3 Softball cages and one Fastpitch cage. There is also grass space to practice. It’s perfect for teams!

Mini golf is $7.00 for one course and $10.50 for both. Children who are under 48’’ can play for $3.50 and kids under 40’’ are free!

The courses incorporate a “putting zoo” theme so throughout your journey you will see snake statues and even a waterfall.

Mike n Terrys Fun Park

The go-carts are $7.50 for a five-minute ride and you must be 10 years old and 58’’ tall. They also offer double seat carts, which are $10.00 for a five-minute ride, and you must be 16. Also, to go cart you must sign a waiver.

The batting cages are only $1.00 for 10 pitches and a team can reserve it for $50 an hour.

Hours vary but you can contact them for more details and information on reservations.

Only a short drive away why not make your home the Best Western Premier Plaza? With comfy accommodations and luxurious suites this is the perfect spot to relax before heading out for fun and games. Contact us now for the best rates guaranteed.

posted by: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel on: August 15, 2014 4:47:18 PM

Tacoma is a beautiful city situated on scenic Puget Sound.  But there’s more to our city than its incredible scenic location.  If you’re staying with us for a few nights or an extended period of time, be sure to check out a few of these great museums in the area.

Children's Museum of Tacoma

1501 Pacific Avenue

The Tacoma Children’s Museum houses an extensive array of activities for children divided into five main areas: woods, water, voyager, invention and Becka’s Studio.  The museum houses interactive and hands-on exhibits designed to promote fun, learning and the wonder of childhood.  During your visit, be sure to check out the Playful Little Library, where kids can take out books free of charge that will incite their interest in life long learning.  If you’re looking to keep your kids entertained and instill in them a sense of wonder, head to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. 

LeMay -- America's Car Museum

2707 East D St

The automobile helped define American culture beginning in the mid-20th century.  Through films and television, the entire world saw images of luxurious American automobiles that seemed to signal a future of mass prosperity.  America’s Car Museum in Tacoma captures the spirit of those times with an extensive collection that documents our country’s love affair with the automobile.  The museum is a must see for visitors to Puyallup-Tacoma.

Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave

Need a cultural fix?  Check out the Tacoma Art Museum which features travelling national and international exhibitions, a permanent collection of Pacific Northwest artists, 19th and 20th century American, Asian and European art and the world’s biggest collection of Chihuly glass.  Dale Chihuly is a famous glass artist from Tacoma whose works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

One of Dale Chihuly's largest collections at the Tacoma Art Museum

The Puyallup-Tacoma area is home to many great museums and here at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, we want to make sure you experience the best accommodations but also the best of our city too.  Our friendly staff is always ready to answer any questions you might have.  Book your stay with us today! 

Summer is the time of year in the Pacific Northwest where we can count on long stretches of uninterrupted sunshine.  This July, take advantage of the fantastic weather and check out a few of these great events happening in Puyallup & Tacoma.

Summer Farmers’ Market

Treat yourself to some of our region’s finest bounty this summer by shopping at the Puyallup Farmers’ Market.  Artisans and growers from throughout the region will display their finest crops and creations, all produced right here in Washington.  The Market features great entertainment by local bands and runs every Saturday from 9am-2pm at the Pioneer Park and Pavillion through till October 11.

La Luna Nueva Tacoma Summer Flamenco Tour 2014

In recent years, Flamenco has become one of the most popular dance styles in the world.  Incredibly, there are now more Flamenco dance studios in Japan than in Spain where the dance originated.

This summer, take in an exciting performance of this traditional gone global art form at The New Frontier Lounge in Tacoma.  On Monday July 28 at 8pm, dancer Savannah Fuentes, singer Curro Cuento and guitarist Bobby de Sofia will electrify audiences with their straight up and stunning style of Flamenco.  Get your ticket today: only 75 seats are available.

Summer Drive-In Movie Series

Drive in theatres might be a thing of the past, but not in Tacoma!  This summer, take a trip back in time and catch some great flicks at Tacoma’s legendary LeMay-America’s Car Museum.  Best of all, these screenings are entirely free!  On July 26, catch the all-American classic Smokey and the Bandit.  The film begins around 9pm but parking begins at 4:30pm.  Arrive early to get a good spot.

Tacoma Summer Drive iN 

With all these exciting events on the calendar, rooms are filling up fast in Puyallup.  Book your room today and don’t miss out on a second of the fun happening in our city this summer.  Bring Sparky along too: we’re happy to host your dog at our hotel for a nominal price.
When exploring any city, meandering through it’s streets and uncovering the local hidden gems can unveil the true heart of the town. In Puyallup, might we suggest a route straight to these great local attractions that collectively help promote and sustain the character of our city.

Crockett’s Public House Eatery - Offering all the comforts found in the basics, Crockett’s is, for all intents and purposes, a gastropub, but with a bit of a sleek finish. Specializing in tantalizing fare and an unbeatable everyday Happy Hour (3-6PM Mon-Fri, all day Sunday) where appies are $5, and all beverages $1 off, it’s no wonder this is Yelp’s #1 recommendation for Best Restaurant in Puyallup.

Anthem Beverage & Bistro- A staple in downtown Puyallup, Anthem has a established a special relationship of reciprocity with the community; they are proud to nourish the visitors and residents of a city that rewards it’s local businesses so much. Emphasizing handcrafted food and genuine hospitality in an exciting backdrop that often features live music, at Anthem the stage is set for connections to flourish.

Farmer’s Market, Saturdays from April 12th through October 11th-A market held by, and for, a community can be the most enriching part of that community, as it showcases all the best skills, products, and resources right outside your front door. The Puyallup Farmer’s Market is no exception. Every Saturday from 9AM-2PM, the Pioneer Park and Pavilion will be fruitful with all the freshness that grows from Washington soil-from produce and flowers to laughter and joviality. While perusing through the artisan crafter’s selections, you can dabble in specialty food vendor options, and an array of live entertainment.

Real Deals on Home Decor-If your stomachs could use a little break from all that indulgence, make Puyallup Real Deals the final stop on your journey, and adorn your home with the finest selections in art, decor, and utility. Their inventory is in constant rotation, so if your eye catches something, make sure to nab it right away!

We all know what a strenuous workout shopping and eating can be, so once you’ve had your fill of both, come relax and recover at the Best Western Premier Plaza, located right within the downtown core of Puyallup. We look forward to helping you. 

You might not know it when you look outside right now, but spring is almost here, which means we’re not far away from the annual Puyallup Spring Fair happening at the Washington State Fairgrounds April 10th to 13th. 
Washington’s biggest celebration of spring features baby animal exhibits, legendary treats like fisher scones and elephant ears and lots of free entertainment including racing pigs, leaping Dock Dogs and dancing horses. You can learn new gardening techniques and tricks at the garden show, see mangled metal at the slamfest demolition derby, watch fearsome machines at the monster truck show, and thrill your senses on some of the many rides.
Advance tickets are available online until April 9th at $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for students. Regular admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students. Thursday, April 10th is BECU Free Kids’ Thursday—all kids get free admission with a non-perishable food donations. Ride & game tickets are 50 cents each. Rides and games require 7 to 10 tickets.
The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre is pleased to be the premier hotel for Puyallup Spring Fair accommodations. We are located just 2 miles from the Washington State Fairgrounds and offer all the luxuries of home including complimentary hot breakfast, elegantly appointed suites and free high-speed Wi-Fi. You can relax in our spacious aquatic center, enjoy dinner and drinks at our onsite Fireside Bar & Bistro or catch up on work at our business centre. 
If you’re attending the Puyallup Spring Fair with your family, treat them to superior accommodations at the BEST WESTERN PREMIRE Plaza Hotel and make this a spring to remember.
The Puyallup Spring Fair is still a few months away, but, luckily for visitors, the Washington State Fairgrounds is still abuzz with exciting events! Over the next couple of months, the fairgrounds are host to a variety of shows and expos. Here’s a list of what’s coming up:
AKC Winter Cluster Dog Show – January 11 to 13
Watch primped and preened poodles strut their stuff at the AKC Winter Dog Show co-hoted by the Tacoma Kennel Club and the Sammamish Kennel Club. The sprightly canines in competition will partake in a variety of challenges and demonstrations including obedience and rally trials.
Mickey Fay’s Extreme Flat Track Racing – January 18
Watch the best drivers in the Northwest Washington indoor motorcycle and quad flattrack racing as they tack to the track in this exciting racing event, the second of the year, leading up to the championships on Feb 22.
Washington Sportsmen’s Show – January 22 to 26
The biggest and best event of its kind in the state, this 5-day show features a stat-of-the-art indoor “Steelhead River” and more that 150 hours of free seminars. Look forward to a variety of fun events and activities including camp cooking demonstrations, a free trout pond for kids, a “head & horns” competition and more. Onsite will be professional outfitters, guides and equipment vendors happy to lend their expertise to help plan your expeditions. It’s a great event for both newbies and experienced sportsmen. 
America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show – February 2
The name says it all! This extensive antique and collectible show features more than 400 vendors selling everything from estate jewelry to art deco toys to Native American art. It’s a must-see for collectors and great fun for anyone with an interest in rare and historical stuff (fans of Pawn Stars and American Pickers will love it!).
If you’re attending any of these upcoming events at the Washington State Fairgrounds, consider hotel accommodation at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Plaza Hotel. We offer luxurious Puyallup hotel rooms and convenient onsite amenities less than 2 miles from the fairgrounds.