• Car port entry to a motel with text overlaying that says "My experience at Best Western Lakewood."
    hotel review,  Washington state

    My experience at the Best Western Lakewood

    For my first visit to a Tacoma Rainiers game in several years, I was looking for a mid-priced hotel within a reasonable driving distance to the ballpark (read about my visit to the ballpark here).  The Best Western Lakewood fit the bill.  It is about 15-minute drive from the ballpark or a 40-minute bus commute on Pierce Transit Route #2.  The hotel is about a 20-minute drive to downtown Tacoma, but is only 14 minutes from Tacoma Mall.  Additionally, it is less than 10 minutes to great outdoor spots like American Lake Park and Fort Steilacoom Park. 2 queen beds room Although I was traveling with my wife, we chose…

  • View of a baseball stadium showing a pitcher on the mound with a grandstand behind him and Mount Rainier in the distance. Text overlaying the image says "My night with the Tacoma Rainiers."
    ballparks,  Washington state

    My night with the Tacoma Rainiers – August 3, 2019

    The Tacoma Rainiers play in a ballpark that was originally built in 100 days prior to the 1960 season.  Fifty years later Cheney Stadium underwent a major renovation and stands as a South Sound staple.  The ballpark also affords fans the opportunity to see the highest mountain in Washington state, Mount Rainier. Arriving at the ballpark Cheney Stadium is approximately six miles from downtown Tacoma.  It is close to the I-5 and Washington State Route 16 interchange, which makes it easy to access from several nearby cities.  Parking in an adjoining lot to the stadium costs $5.  Pierce Transit Route #2 runs from downtown to 19th Street and South Stevens…