PUYALLUP &SUMNER far left: COURTESY OF PIONEER PARK PAVILION left: FRIENDS HAVING COFFEE right: COURTESY OF PUYALLUP FAIR
Pierce County’s second largest city, Puyallup (pewalup) is thriving with travel and fun. Abounding in art, historical attractions, antique shops, and the state’s largest fair, Puyallup has been a top tourist destination for decades. The combination of historical character, firstclass amenities and nearby attractions such as Mount Rainier make the area a playground in all seasons. Sights In A Day Start your day in Puyallup’s most dynamic public space - downtown’s main street, Meridian Avenue. This very walkable corridor offers people watching, shopping and dining choices. Start at favorite, Forza Coffee, located at the corner of East Pioneer and Meridian. The café brews the best cup of coffee in town (say hi to our favorite barista, Alex). While getting your daily caffeine fix, notice the shop flanks Pioneer Park. With a summer wading pool and playground equipment, this is a fun way to spend a morning; the park displays three local art pieces to admire. It is also home to the Puyallup
Farmer’s Market, which is one of the largest and longest-standing markets in Washington. Local farmers and craftsmen display their produce, arts and crafts, and freshly-prepared food. There are places to sit and chat and enjoy the small-town ambiance. Ready for some lunch and shopping? Head south on Meridian to some of our favorite lunch spots. At Auntee B’s you will savor generous portions of home cooked meals. Craving pizza? Track Side Pizza is your best bet. The pizzeria makes hand tossed pizza; the kids can create their own child-size pizzas to be baked, hollering “PIZZA UP!” as they’re completed. Best Shopping Puyallup is known for its “old fashioned” downtown shopping areas; many of the shops are located adjacent to one another on the city’s primary thoroughfare, Meridian Avenue.
Travel Guide 2011