Puyallup can be reached by driving east from Tacoma on State Route 167, which is also known locally as River Road. This turns into a freeway heading north and provides a connection to Seattle and its nearer suburbs in King County. State Route 512 runs south through Puyallup and turns west to provide a link with other suburban communities in Pierce County, as well as a link with Interstate 5 to reach farther-flung destinations such as Olympia.
Driving is the easiest method of seeing Puyallup. Meridian is the main surface street in the city, running from the Puyallup River through downtown Puyallup to the shopping hub of South Hill. Pioneer Avenue is the main east/west link, cutting through downtown and serving many of Puyallup's quiet residential neighborhoods.
Puyallup serves as a springboard to attractions outside of the city, with the preeminent draw for visitors being Mount Rainier National Park.
- Meeker Mansion. The historic residence of Puyallup's founding father, Ezra Meeker.
- Puyallup Fair (Washington State Fair), 110 Ninth Ave SW. Puyallup's premier annual event, it is also Washington's largest annual event. The fair lasts 17 days every September.
- South Hill Mall, 3500 S Meridian St. The mall features a number of retail outlets and anchors Puyallup's South Hill area.
- Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery, 454 E Main, ☏ . Open @ 11AM Daily. An old electric train power station converted into a Brew-pub. Great food, awesome brew, and great service are what await you at this unique dining experience
- Ram Restaurant & Brewery, 103 35th Ave SE, ☏ . Best sports bar in Puyallup and great beer.
- Bumpy's, 116 E Main Ave. Puyallup's best dive bar. Great prices
- Charlie's Restaurant & Lounge, 113 E Main. Karaoke Friday and Saturday, 9PM
- Motel Puyallup, 1412 S Meridian St.
- Holiday Inn Express, 812 South Hill Park Dr.
- Best Western Park Plaza, 620 South Hill Park Dr.
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