Love the look of the Harbor, but don’t know what to do?
There is so much to discover in Gig Harbor and the surrounding areas! Whether you have a couple hours or a couple weeks to visit, here is a list of my favorite things to help set you off in the right direction (hyperlinks included). Let me know if I’m missing anything and I’ll add it!
Tides Tavern – Iconic to Gig Harbor, on the water
Netshed No. 9 – Great eclectic breakfast items, on the water
Devoted Kiss Café – Great food on the water
Mossimos – Located near the Purdy Spit, Italian, on the water
Thai Hut – One of three Thai places in the area, close to the water
Taqueria El Guero Food Truck – Only known food truck, Purdy, on the water
The Hub Gig Harbor – Local Airport’s restaurant, fun to watch the planes, great pizza!
Uptown – Our big shopping area with a lot of good restaurants
Brix 25 – On the fancier side, on the water
Brimstone – Newest BBQ restaurant in the harbor
Heritage Distillery Tasting Room – Nationally known for their Brown Sugar Bourbon
Tides Tavern – So iconic to Gig Harbor, I’m listing it twice here, on the water, 21+
7 Seas – Local Brewery in the harbor
Local Boys Taproom – Best local selection of beers and ciders anywhere in the state
Table 47 – New restaurant, locally sourced, part of Ocean 5, new and fancy
Downtown Waterfront – Free, walk around and on the local docks
Tacoma Narrows Park – Beautiful views of the “Galloping Gertie” bridge from the beach
Sunrise Park – Secluded beach park
Kopuchuck State Park – Beach park, best at low tide
McCormick Forest Park and Dog Park – Peaceful yet close
Sehmel Park – Playgrounds, Trails, and very nice sports fields
Fox Island Sand Spit – Beach, views of Mt. Rainier and Olympics at the same time
Gateway Park (360 Trails) – Horse, hiking, and mtn biking trails on Key Peninsula
Banner State Forest – Port Orchard, horse, hiking, and mtn biking trails
Ocean 5 – New place to hang out with bowling, arcades, and a 2-story laser tag arena
Harbor History Museum – Free, on the water
Gig Harbor Boat Shop – Restoration projects, weekend boat-making projects, rentals, and good stories
Galaxy Movie Theatre – Plush seats!
USS Turner Joy – Bremerton, Decommissioned Destroyer, museum