Point Defiance in Tacoma, is an overlooked, amazing destination in the Northwest. Actually, it's I think in the top 5 things someone should see. There are gardens, beaches, wooded trails, a great zoo and aquarium, a fort, and everywhere you look, spectacular views. We have gone to the fort on a previous trip when the kids were younger, but this trip we went back to play at the park. I was pushing for a trip to the zoo but was woefully outvoted by my overexposed to all things animal kids. Instead, we explored the trails. Which really turned out to be a lot of fun.