Puyallup Travel Guide

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Puyallup Things to Do

  • Downtown

    Downtown Puyallup is fairly good sized, fairly attractive, and has a number of restaurants and shops.

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  • Hiking

    I would never visit the area without a trip to Mt Rainier National Park. If you are adventurous enough to climb the 14k+ft peek use a guide and you will need to do it in the summer.

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  • DO THE PUYALLUP! <--That...

    DO THE PUYALLUP! --That is the phrase you will hear from anyone if you ask them what possibly they could do in Puyallup. It is the motto of the Puyallup Fair which runs every September. I heard somewhere that it is the 8th largest fair in North America.So much to do, I don't know where to start! First there are the rides, carnival games, and live...

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Puyallup Restaurants

  • by akilgore42 Written May 3, 2007

    I was surprised to find this sort of restaurant in Puyallup, especially after being warned that Puyallup isn't known to have anything but chain restaurants you find in malls. This place is actually pretty chic and trendy inside, and the food was really good. You can check out the menu online for descriptions and prices. The pasta dishes are $13, but it comes to $17 with chicken added. The complimentary bread they serve before the meal is absolutely delicious, and probably the best part! Salad and other courses are extra. It's possible to keep the price under $20 if you do not purchase the extras, but some of the more upscale entrees cost up to $30. You can check out the menu, wine list and live music calendar on the website. It looks like a nice place to meet for drinks and appetizers. The photos on the website will give you a general impression of the ambience and decor. It looks fancy and upscale, but myself and many of the other diners were comfortable in jeans. Like most places in the Pacific Northwest, you don't really need to worry about a dress code, though I did notice they directed us straight to the lounge area rather than the restaurant area.

    Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed the Mediterranean Linguini with grilled chicken. It features kalamata olives, feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Puyallup Nightlife

  • Cold Beer, Hot Food, Great Prices

    Live bands every Saturday night. There are tons of items on the new menu - all of them great. The prices are the lowest around without giving up service or taste. It's a great place to stop in after work, for a night out, to watch a game or to get some real food with a cold beer. This is Every-Man's-Bar. Come as you are whether you're in a suit or...

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  • Satin and Silk New Years Bash

    JOIN THE FUN AT THE HOTTEST PARTY OF THE YEAR. COME CELELBRATE THE NEW YEARS WITH THE NOTHWEST'S FINEST. THIS GROWN AND SEXY PJ AND NIGHTIE THEME PARTY WILL BE THE TALK OF NEXT YEAR. 18+ WITH BAR FOR 21+. DANCING ALL NIGHT TO A PROFESSIONAL DJ (TO BE ANNOUNCED), SPARKS AND BUDWEISER PROMOTERS, AIRBRUSHING, DANCING, FASHION CONTEST, FASHION...

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Puyallup Warnings and Dangers

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    by Raxxillion Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The streets in the more urban areas can be a little dangerous at night. Sometimes punk kids roam around at night and cause a little minor trouble, but they are mostly harmless. (Don't ask me how I know so much about this...) :)

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Puyallup Tourist Traps

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    by Raxxillion Written Oct 4, 2002

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    There is no real tourist traps, per se. Just the scones. While inexpensive and seemingly harmless, you will be sucked into spending your children's college money just to buy more of these tasty treats. Sort of what crack cocaine would be like if it was a pastry.

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Puyallup What to Pack

  • by stickynote Written Oct 4, 2002

    Luggage and bags: For Puyallup you can really take any kind of bag, but there are no camping spots here, so be ready to stay in a hotel.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress for mild, rainy weather. It hardly ever gets too hot or cold, and it rains alot. bring walking shoes, because there is alot you would probuably want to walk to also.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There is a hospital in Puyallup (Good Sameritian) and a nice hotel, so you can pack lightly in this area.

    Photo Equipment: There are plenty of stores here, so you can bring any type of camera. If you are either going to the river, or are traveling in spring, you might want to bring a waterproof camera though.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The river is mostly for fishing, but rafting is fun, just beware, it can get very cold down there, even in the summer! There are plenty of trails for hikes (if you know where to go) but dress for mud (just in case).

    Miscellaneous: Bring a map of Puyallup ir a cell phone, there are many hidden places that people miss, so you need these for finding them. Also, if you like antiques, bring cash.

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Puyallup Off The Beaten Path

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    by Raxxillion Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Visit some of the local fruit farms. There are several where you can pick your very own box of raspberrys, strawberrys, blueberries, or apples. It's very inexpensive and a lot of fun to play 'farmer' for a half-hour.

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Puyallup Favorites

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    by Raxxillion Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I would have to say I miss odd mixture of urban and agrian lifestyles. You can enjoy fast city life and then walk a block or two and be at peace with nature. It sounds impossible, but Puyallup pulls it off.

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