Gig Harbor Things To Do

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!


Go Eat:

Tides Tavern – Iconic to Gig Harbor, on the water

Netshed No. 9 – Great eclectic breakfast items, on the water

Devoted Kiss Café – Great food, mediocre name, on the water

Mossimos – Purdy, 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


Go Drink:

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


Go Outside:

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


Go Tour:

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