Federal Way is located 25 minutes south of downtown Seattle and 15 minutes north of Tacoma. It is located 10 minutes from the region’s international airport and along Interstate 5 –serving the Pacific Coast states from Canada to Mexico. Do to Federal Way’s location, it offers an unparalleled quality of life. It is nestled between two mountain ranges, the Cascades to the east with the majestic Mt. Rainer looming over the city and the Olympic Range to the west. Federal Way hugs the shoreline of the picturesque Puget Sound inlet offering amazing sunsets and views.
The City of Federal Way, and numerous venues around the City, promotes tourism to Federal Way for the purposes of sharing our unique and inviting attractions with the rest of the region, nation and world to help bolster our local economy. As with many other cities, the City of Federal Way raises funds to help promote the City and its attractions to potential visitors through use of revenues from its tax on lodging. The City Council has appointed a seven-member Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC), comprised of three members from the lodging community, three members representing venues or attractions from throughout the City, and one elected official. The LTAC members are charged with advising the City Council on how best to use the City’s lodging tax revenues to fund programs and activities that will encourage tourism in Federal Way.
In the past years, the LTAC has helped fund a variety activities from including sporting events large and small (In addition the lodging tax funds support the development and maintenance of this informative website, as well as information brochures from the Federal Way Historical Society and others.