Gig Harbor, WA

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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

The INN at Gig Harbor
The INN at Gig Harbor
3 out of 5
3211 56th St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
The price is $179 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
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! (1,000 reviews)
"The staff was wonderful, the rooms are good sized and the beds are comfortable. It’s showing some age (bath fixtures and peeling wallpaper in place and they had the oldest microwave I’ve ever seen!), but still works well. The breakfast options were nice. My major complaint is that their windows are ..."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

The INN at Gig Harbor
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle
4 out of 5
808 Howell St, Seattle, WA, 98101
The price is $224 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3,551 reviews)
Great hotel and most important great staff
"The staff at checkin was really informative and helpful. The hotel is great. The only thing is the mattresses are too soft which may not be that comfortable for people who can’t take soft mattresses"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Mediterranean Inn
Mediterranean Inn
3 out of 5
425 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $189 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Seattle. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,992 reviews)
"Rooftop patio and view is amazing. Not much for restaurants or bars in the area"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Mediterranean Inn
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.
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
2.5 out of 5
18123 72nd Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
The price is $134 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Kent. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (479 reviews)
Staff are very friendly and service is excellent
"Enjoyed our stay. We did laundry there and they have multiple washers and dryers, so there was no waiting line. The room was clean but sofa bed was too soft to our liking. Also paid $7 per day for parking."

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

Towneplace Suites By Marriott Seattle Southcenter
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
3 out of 5
1701 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA, 98055
The price is $135 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Renton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,584 reviews)
"Relaxing, friendly place to stay. Staff was not just friendly, but fun. Clean room, great comfortable ambience."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Larkspur Landing Renton - An All-Suite Hotel
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
2.5 out of 5
300 SW 19th St, Renton, WA, 98057
The price is $199 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Renton. Enjoy free WiFi, a free airport shuttle, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (674 reviews)
"Its a beautiful property, the building and room was wonderful, staff was friendly, I really loved my stay there and will definitely be coming back in the future!"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Sonesta Simply Suites Seattle Renton
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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