A genuine Northwest experience

With mild weather year-round and summers you’ve got to see to believe, it’s no wonder that Tacoma was voted the #1 destination for conventions under 1,000 in 2018.

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When You Visit Tacoma...

You have a mountain at your back, the sea at your feet, and an entire art-filled city at your fingertips. Tacoma connects you to the outdoors while offering a vibrant urban experience. Explore with ease using free light rail, rental scooters, and bikes, or your own two feet. Want to wander farther? Go ahead. Take a scenic drive to Mount Rainier or break out your driver at the home of the 2015 U.S. Open Golf Championship: Chambers Bay.

Bicycle icon: 37 miles of walking and biking trails
Miles of walking and
biking trails
Golf icon: 8.8 miles from a U.S. Open golf course
Miles from a
U.S. Open golf course
Mt. Rainier icon: 1.5-hour drive from Mt. Rainier
Hour drive from
Mt. Rainier
Sailboat icon: 47 miles of beautiful waterfront
Miles of beautiful
waterfront

A destination that exceeds expectations

Just 25 miles from SeaTac Airport (approximately the same distance as Seattle), Tacoma is an easygoing and authentic place to experience the Northwest unfiltered.

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Tacoma Amenities

Relax at a spa or take a meditative walk through the parks along the waterfront. Soak up Tacoma’s arts and culture at our world-class museums, or create your own masterpiece at a glassblowing studio. Visitors to Tacoma can walk to 40 nearby restaurants or sample Northwest craft brewing at 25 breweries within 5 miles of the Convention Center. We can coordinate conventions and multi-day events with ease, with 400 hotel rooms within walking distance and thousands more within convenient driving distance. And our new Convention Center Hotel opening in 2020 will add 300 more four-star hotel rooms directly connected to the Convention Center.

1000 SeaTac daily domestic and international flights
Hotel bed icon: 400 hotel rooms within walking distance
Hotel rooms within
walking distance
WalkScore icon: 91/100 Walkability score
Walkability
score
Restaurant icon: 40 restaurants within walking distance
Restaurants within
walking distance
Light rail icon: Free lightrail throughout downtown
Lightrail throughout
downtown
Beer and wine icon: 25 breweries within a 5 mile radius
Breweries within
a 5 mile radius
Museum icon: 6 museums within walking distance
Museums within
walking distance

Flexible spaces & superior service

The second largest meeting location in Western Washington, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center is still inviting and approachable.

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Greater Tacoma Convention Center Facility

With glass walls, customizable spaces, mountain views, and a stacked design that reduces steps between sessions, our building exudes calm. Speaking of calm, our team of SmartMeetings Platinum-award-winning experts ensures smooth running events. With a dedicated event-services coordinator in your corner and direct line of communication to experts in AV and catering, you will be in command of your event and supported every step of the way.

119,000Sq Ft of flexible
meeting space
24,000Sq Ft of break-out
meeting space
13,400Sq Ft
ballroom
50,000Sq Ft column-free
exhibition hall
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