Puyallup, WA Lodging, Dining, & Attractions

Puyallup offers visitors more than an outstanding sculpture gallery. Year-round events and activities, specialty shops, and a wealth of non-chain restaurants and bars offer unique shopping and dining experiences, and our highly rated hotels offer a comfortable retreat at the end of the day.

Lodging | Dining | Shopping | Attractions | Events

Getting Here

From Seattle – Take I-5 south to exit 142A onto S. 348th St. and turn left onto Enchanted Parkway (SR 161) at the first light. Enchanted Parkway becomes Meridian (SR 161), and takes you directly into downtown Puyallup.

From Seattle Eastside – Take I-405 south to SR 167 south. Continue on SR167 south until the freeway ends at Meridian (SR 161). Turn left onto Meridian and cross the river into downtown Puyallup.

From the South – Take I-5 north to Exit 127 (Puyallup) onto SR 512. Follow SR512 to the third Puyallup exit (Meridian). Turn left on Meridian into downtown Puyallup.

MAP – I would expand it to show the SR167 junction with Meridian to the north and SR 512 to the south, so it illustrates the driving directions above.

Lodging

Whether you are traveling on a budget or enjoy lodgings where you have every amenity at your disposal, Puyallup offers lodgings that can meet your needs.

Dining

Down home cookin’, pub food, ethnic food, or a place where the impressive wine list enhances every dish, Puyallup’s locally owned and operated restaurants have earned the enthusiasm of diners and reviewers alike.

  • Jason's Restaurant

    1402 S Meridian
    (253) 845-7367

  • The Twisted Kilt

    109 S. Meridian
    (253) 604-4791

  • Savory & Sweet

    201 S. Meridian
    (253) 445-5922

  • Trackside Pizza

    201 N Meridian
    (253) 845-7367

  • Crockett's Public House

    118 E. Stewart Avenue
    (253) 466-3075

  • Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

    401 S Meridian
    (253) 604-4404

  • Anthem Coffee and Tea

    210 W Pioneer Ave
    (253) 881-1445

  • The Rose Restaurant

    122 W Main
    (253) 845-2874

  • My Lil' Cube Ramen & Asian Cuisine

    402 N Meridian
    (253) 840-2158

  • Don's Drive-In

    (Homemade Soup and Pie)
    925 S Meridian
    (253) 845-1790

  • Giorgio's Greek CafĂ©

    328 S Meridian
    (253) 200-2333

  • The Forum

    208 S Meridian
    (253) 445-6677

  • Charlie's Restaurant & Lounge

    113 E Main
    (253) 845-0588

  • Casa Mia Italian Restaurant

    505 N Meridian
    (253) 770-0400

  • Cattin's Family Dining

    105 9th Ave SW
    (253) 848-3494

  • Elements Frozen Yogurt

    333 S Meridian
    (253) 256-4172

Shopping

Downtown Puyallup has a wide assortment of non-chain shops and specialty stores. Many more stores and restaurants (including South Hill Mall) are located on South Hill about two miles south of downtown on South Meridian.

For more information, please contact: Puyallup Main Street Association - or - Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce

  • 3rd St. Antiques

    201 3rd St. SE, Puyallup, WA 98371

  • Victoria Sells Antiques

    125 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371

  • Pioneer Antiques & Accrete Lighting

    113 S. Meridian
    (253) 380-4021

  • Just A Memory

    116A S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371

  • Kings Row Antiques & Collectibles

    110 W. Main.

  • Her Shabby Chateau

    106 W. Meeker

  • Junk and Disorderly Antiques and Gifts

    111 N. Meridian. 

Attractions

Puyallup has a number of seasonal or year-round attractions that the entire family can enjoy.

  • Arts Downtown Sculpture Gallery

    More than 40 pieces of sculptural art in our downtown core make this one of the largest and most diverse collections in the region.

  • Karshner Museum

    A small but attractive museum with exhibits that document Puyallup's native culture as well as its founding as a pioneer community.

  • Meeker Mansion

    The restored home of the City of Puyallup's founder, Ezra Meeker, is a classic Victorian structure that offers guided tours and teas, as well as hosting a variety of events.

  • Puyallup Historical Fish Hatchery

    Fed by the waters of Maplewood Spring in the heart of Puyallup, the Puyallup fish hatchery features many large tanks of steelhead trout in various stages of development, as well as an education center. The spring also feeds adjacent Clark's Creek, where trout and salmon may be seen spawning at very close range in season.

  • Puyallup Farmers Market

    One of the biggest and best in the area, the Puyallup Farmers Market runs on Saturdays from April through mid-October, offering a wide variety of produce, flowers, and handicrafts.

  • Parks

    Puyallup has an assortment of urban parks that offer woodland trails, recreational facilities, picnicking, and more:

    • Pioneer Park
    • DeCoursey Park
    • Wildwood Park
    • Rainier View Park
    • Bradley Lake Park
    • Clarks Creek Park
    • Sam Peach Park
    • Veterans Park
    • Manorwood Park
    • Puyallup Recreation Center

Events

There is hardly a weekend during the year when there is not an event open to the public at the Washington State Fair event center, but that’s not all…

  • The Washington State Fair

    is the largest in the Northwest, with a rodeo, midway, animals, exhibits, and nightly concerts. The 2017 Autumn fair will run September 1 – 24.

    Website

  • Daffodil Festival

    Honoring Puyallup’s history as a center of flower bulb production, the festival features a banquet, 5K run, and a large parade.

  • Northwest Sinfonietta Performances

    A fine, all-professional orchestra that plays a series of concerts in Puyallup.

  • Meeker Days

    A weekend celebration of Puyallup’s history that includes exhibits, live music and food vendors, is one of several events including the Santa Parade and the Puyallup Art & Wine Walk that are sponsored by Puyallup’s Main Street Association

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