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8 Things to do in Tacoma before the RCSW Respiratory Care Conference

If you are from out of town and coming to the 44th Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Respiratory Care Conference and Scientific Assembly, you may plan on enjoying some of what the Seattle-Tacoma area offers before the conference.  Althought Seattle offers a lot of things to do, it isn’t the only option in the area. Here are just a few suggestions on how you may want to spend Friday and Saturday in Tacoma.

How to get to Tacoma

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Conference Center is conveniently located by Sea-Tac Airport. Access to the airport and car rentals is within easy walking distance just a few blocks of the hotel and Sound Transit bus service is less than one block north of the hotel (across S 176th Street)  – map.

What to do when you get there

America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile, featuring a nine-acre campus and up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium – map

Exotic tropical plants and seasonal floral displays await you at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park. – map
Visit the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Largest Antique & Vintage Vehicle Collection” – map
Point Defiance Park is a bit like Central Park.  This 760-acre park is a popular destination for more than 3.1 million people each year. Natural forest, saltwater beaches and spectacular views offer numerous possibilities for recreation, education and communing with nature. – map
The Museum of Glass is the only glass museum west of the Mississippi devoted expressly to the medium of glass. – map

10 Things to do in Seattle before the RCSW Respiratory Care Conference