Gig Harbor, WA

Travel Guide
Gig Harbor featuring forests, a coastal town and a marina

Dine in fine restaurants, take a harbor tour and enjoy many cultural activities while visiting this charming town on Puget Sound.

Gig Harbor is both a bay on Puget Sound and a small town on its shore. Wander along the town’s 2-mile (3-kilometer) bay-side walkway, which is lined with quaint cafés and shops. Enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including golfing, boating and fishing and attend one of the many special events the town hosts throughout the year.

Relax in Gig Harbor’s spacious public parks or play a round of golf at Canterwood Golf and Country Club. Shop for books, antiques, clothing, local artwork and other items at the lovely stores lining the town’s historic waterfront. This area is also a wonderful destination for dining, with restaurants specializing in Northwest seafood and hearty American fare.

Rent a motorboat, paddleboat, kayak or canoe to explore the bay’s open waters. Enjoy fishing and simply take in the beautiful peninsula views. Climb the 100 steps leading to the top of Finholm View Climb to see picturesque vistas over the city and Mount Rainier.

Pick up a self-guided walk brochure from the Gig Harbor Historical Society for an overview of the town’s highlights. Try to spot the 16 metal salmon sculptures designed by different local artists. These sculptures are placed in front of various sites around the town. During the summer, sign up for one of the city’s guided walking tours, which focus on the history of the region and wildlife native to the harbor.

Gig Harbor features events year-round, including food and wine festivals and family events. Head to Skansie Brothers Park in the summer to see music concerts or attend one of the park’s kid-friendly movie nights. The city also hosts a wonderful farmers market in the summer, where you can shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other local products.

This beautiful bay and city is located about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Tacoma, across the Tacoma Narrow Bridge. Check out the city’s official tourism website for more information about special events.

Close to many of Washington’s major metropolitan centers, Gig Harbor is a perfect place for an overnight or weekend trip filled with small-town charm.

Where to stay in Gig Harbor

Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
6575 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
The price is NT$4,772 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Gig Harbor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (550 reviews)
"Excellent customer service, room was very clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on 2022/5/11

Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites
The INN at Gig Harbor
The INN at Gig Harbor
3 out of 5
3211 56th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$4,858 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Gig Harbor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (988 reviews)
"Clean and spacious. Good breakfast. Probably should unlock the first floor doors for the stairways."

Reviewed on 2022/5/15

The INN at Gig Harbor
Waterfront Inn
Waterfront Inn
3 out of 5
9017 N. Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA, 98332
The price is NT$5,006 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3-star guesthouse in Gig Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy beds in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (108 reviews)
"Loved the inn and will look forward to returning. The ONLY possible improvement would be to use unscented laundry and cleaning products."

Reviewed on 2022/4/25

Waterfront Inn
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Bettys Beach House W/ Spacious Waterfront Deck 3 Bedroom Home
Bettys Beach House W/ Spacious Waterfront Deck 3 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
Gig Harbor, WA
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Gig Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, barbecue grills, and 3 bathrooms. Popular attractions Performance Golf Center and Grandview ...
Bettys Beach House W/ Spacious Waterfront Deck 3 Bedroom Home
Pacific Nw Mid-century Modern Waterfront Gem Located On Raft Island 3 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Pacific Nw Mid-century Modern Waterfront Gem Located On Raft Island 3 Bedroom Home by Redawning
3.5 out of 5
119 Alder Drive Northwest, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Gig Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private spa tubs. Popular attractions Cutts Island State Park and Kopachuck ...
Pacific Nw Mid-century Modern Waterfront Gem Located On Raft Island 3 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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