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Tacoma is one of the West’s most ecologically diverse areas with an abundance of sea life at its shores and frequent bald eagle sightings in its skies. Home to a magnificent deep-water port, major rail and highway links and offering easy access to a major International airport, the City of Destiny—a name given to Tacoma by her founding fathers a century ago—still rings true today.
Tacoma is a major destination for Americans as well as international visitors seeking vacations that accent the outdoor experience. With its freshwater lakes and miles of Puget Sound waterways, the area provides year-round activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including fishing, sailing, scuba diving, beach combing, camping, and sea kayaking and cruising.