Trust us; you will want to see these with your very own eyes. From breathtaking views to one of a kind sights, these destinations are the perfect places to take in the highlights of our beautiful home.  All of Washington is known for being a scenic place, but Ruston and the nearby areas top the list.  In the hustle and bustle of life, we do not want you to miss out on the wonderful sights that you can see in our very own backyard. Try checking these places off on a lazy Sunday or when you have guests in town and you can play guide, they are well worth the trips.

Port of Tacoma

From the Port of Tacoma’s Observation Deck, one can gaze endlessly as the lively port loads and unloads crates. The independent seaport is one of the largest seaports in North America.  If you have the time, we recommend staying to take the free tour to learn more about its activities and the history of the port.

Fireman’s Park

Perched on a hillside, Fireman’s Park’s features a full stretch of 180-degree views of Commencement Bay that will not disappoint.  The park has been a fixture of downtown Tacoma for many years, known for its unparalleled views of the entire area and art installations.  One of the art installations is an 85-foot tall totem pole that pierces the sky that was commissioned more than one hundred years ago. 

National Scenic Byway around Mt. Rainier

If you want a bit of adventure, hop in the car and cruise down State Highway 410.  As the designated National Scenic Byway around Mt. Rainier, you can get a closer view of the gorgeous peak that acts as the backdrop to Commencement Bay.  They highway weaves right up to the national park showcasing the beautiful forest that surrounds one of the nation’s highest peaks.  While you are on your drive, don’t forget to stop in some of the mountain towns along the highway, each one unique in its own way.

The Commencement Condominiums

We would be remiss to leave out the Commencement from a list of best places to take in the views.  The condos unobstructed views are envy-inducing and incredible sights to wake up to each and every day.

For more information about the Commencement Condominiums, check out our website or contact Cindy and Joanne, we would be happy to show you the views and the fantastic condos that accompany them.