Have you been to Gig Harbor lately?
It’s a fun place to spend a sunny day or two. There really is a lot to see and do in this charming little town. You can stroll along the waterfront exploring the interesting shops and art galleries. They have their Art Walk on the first Saturday of every month with spotlighted artists in the galleries. You can spend most of the day just poking around, from the antique mall, to Java & Clay. to looking at the boats in the marina. to checking out the Harbor History Museum and much more.
If you want to get out on the water you might want to take a tour with Destiny Harbor Tours. Captain Tom Drohan is an expert on the history of the area, and makes it fun and entertaining. You will go out of Gig Harbor, under the Narrows Bridge. You’ll also cruise by the interesting community of Salmon Beach and past Point Defiance Park before turning around and heading back to Gig Harbor. If you’re lucky you might see some eagles or harbor seals.
Back on land, you’re probably getting hungry. If you’ve brought the kids, Kelly’s Espresso and Café is a great place to eat. It’s bright and friendly with a varied menu so there’s something for everyone. If you like Mexican food, El Pueblito is right across from the water on Harborside Avenue. If it’s just the grownups, you will definitely want to go to The Tides and sit out on the deck of this historic eatery. You might also want to venture up the hill away from downtown and check out The Wine Studio – a charming, warm and inviting wine bar and shop. They have tastings on Friday night and Saturday afternoons. You might also check out Gig Harbor’s own 7 Seas Brewery. Both of these are located next to The Inn at Gig Harbor, a good choice if you decide to stay the night (which after tasting wine and beer might be a good idea). You can book this hotel as well as the Best Western Plus Wesley Inn and Suites on my website.
There is a lot more to do here. There are parks and beaches, which are always fun for the family. You can drive out to Key Peninsula to visit Blue Willow Lavendar Farm. There is the Maritime Gig Festival in June, the Gig Harbor Food and Wine Festival in July and more. Outdoor music in the park on Tuesdays and Movies in the Park on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. A good place to find all the happenings is at www.gigharborguide.com.
So get out and play tourist in your own Pacific Northwest. I love to explore out area. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place with so many exciting places to see and things to do.