MAPLE LEOPARD: Pt. Ruston: Visit Tacoma's Trendiest New Neighborhood

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Pt. Ruston: Visit Tacoma's Trendiest New Neighborhood

Happy Wednesday!

One of  the best parts of exploring the Northwest, is checking out new areas that are close to home. Last summer I was reading  a local magazine, and saw Point Ruston. It's the trendiest, up and coming neighborhood in Tacoma.

I didn't waste any time making a visit. When I went, the community was just in the beginning stages. Since then, a lot of construction has taken place.The area is booming with new eateries, shops and condos. It is just so beautiful!
Point Ruston is in North Tacoma, and located down on the waterfront. It is my new and fav GO TO spot, I absolutely love it! We've had one of the warmest summers ever and so I spent many hours outside, hanging out here. 

There are so many reasons why you should visit, but I narrowed it to a few - you will just have to go check it out for yourself!

PARADISE VIEWS OF MT. RAINIER

I've lived in the Seattle area for 30 years, and have taken in many views of Rainier from around the area. In my opinion, this is the spot to see the stunning mountain scene.

Of course : we all know it rains cats and dogs in Seattle, ha,  so your window of opportunity to get a clear view is limited. This month is still a great time to catch it.

Point Rustion Why You should visit Tacoma's Trendiest new neighborhood #pointrusont #tacoma #sonorthwest

Point Ruston Why You should visit Tacoma's Trendiest new neighborhood #pointruston #tacoma #sonorthwest



BEST TASTING SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

The choices to dine have exploded, and now you can eat just about anything you are craving at Point Ruston. pizza, sushi, yummy baked goodies etc, and eat it all with a view! So far,  WildFin has stole my heart and taste buds! It was the first eatery on the scene last summer, it has some of the best seafood I've ever tasted.  

The crispy melt in your mouth cod and homestyle fries are delicious, and will have you licking your lips for hours! What else is the bomb about Wildfin?!  You can dine inside, outside on the deck with Mt. Rainier, and at the bar.( It  has inside and outside seating as well.)

That's not all! If you are on a time crunch or tight budget, they have a walk up counter on the backside of the restaurant. You can take it home or eat at the stand up tables in the courtyard. The kids meal is huge and a real deal at 5.69- it comes with two pieces of fish and a boat load of fries.





FAMILY FUN

Wheel Fun Rentals offers rides on cycles you won't soon forget. Everyone in the whole family, young and old can whiz around the sound! There are a variety of fabulous equipment for rent. We chose to rent a Surrey bike, which was as total blast!  

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or just there for sight seeing- there is a cruiser to rent to meet your needs.  Choose from the fleet of tandem bikes, specialty cycles, quad sports, and kid's bikes. If you are a low rider there is a chopper waiting just for you. 

Point Rustom why you should visit Tacomas' trendies new spot


Point Ruston, why  you should visit Tacoma's trendiest new spot

The water fountain is a big hit for the littlest members of the family, and perhaps the big adult "kiddos" too . It was so hot this day, I wanted to jump in myself!

COFFEE SHOP WITH A VINTAGE VIBE

The Jewel box is a destination coffee shop and has a vintage ambiance. It's the perfect place to meet up with your family, bff, or new friend you just met!  I did just meet one, and we chose to discuss our mutual passion for style at Ruston's new coffee shop.

The large variety of sandwiches, baked goods, and espresso drinks all made me hungry, I had a hard time choosing.  If you are a fan of bubble tea, that looked pretty yummy too  Lipstick left on the cup, means it was extra good!

Point Ruston, why you should visit Tacomas trendiest new neighborhood


Point Ruston, why you should visit Tacomas trendiest new neighborhood

Point Ruston, why you should visit Tacomas trendiest new neighborhood

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND UNPLUG

The business of life sometimes makes it hard to take time away and unplug. Every time I come here, I feel an atmosphere of total calm and relaxation.  By the time I leave, I feel recharged and upbeat.  I always can't wait to come back again- it's just a happy-feel good kind of place. Your furry friends will love to take a walk here too!

Point Ruston, why you should visit tacoma's trendiest new neighborhood



Point ruston: why you should visit tacomas trendiest new neighborhood

A COMMUNITY YOU CAN CALL HOME

Over the past few months several new apartment and condo residences have been finished up, and are ready to move in.  I heard they are filling up fast. I would love to live here, it is definitely a haven by the sea.  I have not checked into all the details of what's available. From what I've heard, some units can purchased , and others are for rent.

A tanning salon, style boutique, and an ice cream shop, have also recently opened. A hotel is already going up too, can't wait to check it out!


Point Ruston: tacoma's trendiest new neighborhood

Point Ruston: Tacomas' Trendiest new neighborhood

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HAVE YOU VISITED POINT RUSTON YET?



I do hope you can make a visit soon. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and travel safe.  I'm always sad to see my favorite season go. If you enjoyed this post-feel free to leave a comment or I would love if you shared it on social media. Thank you!

Until Next time,


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16 comments:

  1. How fun! I've never been here before, but really hope to soon.

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    1. It is my favorite spot in the Seattle area now..IN LOVE! Ha Hope you go soon!

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  2. Seafood, great coffee and beautiful views!! I'm heading straight here when I'm in Seattle next! I'm always so excited to find new places to visit and explore around the Seattle area.

    Ellie | www.scotchandstilettos.com

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    1. Hey Ellie, yes its so amazing there, you will love it!

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  3. Looks so fun to ride a bike there! I love cute restaurants and shops too:)

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    1. Hi Terumi, it was a blast! I cant wait til its all finished!

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  4. How cute! I had no idea this existed. Will definitely have to check it out with the family!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Keziah! Hope you can soon!

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  5. I visit Seattle a lot (love it so much) but we've never been to Tacoma. Looks like there's a lot to see and do there! Adding it to my list :)

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    1. YEs lots to do in Tacoma, I am exploring there more and more! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. The Jewel Box sounds amazing! I really like those tables. :]

    // itsCarmen.com

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    1. Thank you Carmen, have a great weekend, yes the Jewel Box is Amazing!

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  7. I haven't visited Tacoma, but your post persuaded me to want to visit! Wild Fin looks like a great spot to eat.

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    1. Tacoma has lots of beautiful scenery, it often gets left out of the NW must sees....especially this spot..its amazing!

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  8. This is my hometown. I'm happy its finally getting some recognition. its really hard to see it as a place people would WANT to go after growing up there....since I know the pretty dark history its had these past 15 years. I'm happy you enjoyed your trip

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    1. YEs Tacoma has not been the most desired place in the past but this is changing thanks to great neighborhoods coming up like this.I LOVE IT THERE!

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