6 Family Activities in Point Ruston




Point Ruston in Tacoma is a beautiful, waterfront resort-inspired village with gorgeous views of Puget Sound, a variety of shopping and dining, and fun family-friendly activities! There is a paved walking trail that spans 2 miles that connects downtown Tacoma to Point Defiance and includes gorgeous coastal views. This is a great place for everything from date night to family fun.  Stacie and Brea borrowed Stacie’s nephew and niece for a day of fun for everyone.  The kids really enjoyed it!  Here are some fun ideas for your own family day! 

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The kids really enjoyed it!  Here are some fun ideas for your own family day! 

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During these cold winter months, ice skating is a nice activity to enjoy with the whole family! At the Frozen Fountain Ice Skating Rink, the staff was so friendly, and they were so accommodating with the children's skating aids so that they can enjoy the experience also! 

 The Waterfront Park

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What is better than a park with a view? This play area is located right on the waterfront trail in Point Ruston. We loved playing with the kids at this beautiful park while taking in the sea breeze. You can even see sea lions from this spot! 

Anthem Coffee and Tea

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After our ice skating adventure and a quick trip to the park, we were on the hunt for something warm to drink! Anthem is a fantastic spot to warm up with some coffee, tea, or a cup of hot chocolate. This coffee house has an upbeat, modern vibe. They have delicious baked goods and serve craft beer and wine as well. 


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We love exploring the little shops in Point Ruston. We popped in to Tickled Pink for a few things and had a really great time. This boutique sells all kinds of gifts from jewelry to shoes — they really know style! 

Century Theater

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For a quiet afternoon, swing in to the Century Theater for a movie! We saw Mary Poppins Returns, and it was the perfect way to slow down after our fun morning! 

Throwing Mud Gallery

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This was a really fun treat! The Throwing Mud Gallery is a pottery studio where you can your “paint your own pottery” by selecting a piece of pottery and choosing any colors to create your own little masterpiece. This is a perfect indoor activity for kids of all ages to enjoy — and luckily, there is an amazing staff that cleans up all of the mess! They also sell beautiful hand crafted pottery and offer beginner and expert pottery classes. 

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Still looking for things to do? Point Defiance Zoo and Tacoma’s Children’s Museum and Aquarium are also fantastic experiences for the whole family to enjoy! Take some time to head over to Point Ruston and check out all of these fun spots!