Art:
Peninsula Art League
"...Gig Harbor Peninsula...a magnet for artists and writers. Breathtaking views of Mount Rainier...and an historic fishing village atmosphere..."

Gifts & Gallery - The Birdnest
Kate Larson Studio
Open Studio Tour

Boating:
The Gig Harbor Kayak Center
Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat
Destiny Harbor Tours

Gig Harbor Museum

Performing Arts:
Encore Theater
Paradise Theatre

Pets:
Animal Crackers
"Unique gifts for dog, cat and horse lovers..."

Gig Harbor Kennel Club

Restaurants:
Anthony's Restaurants
Brix
The Green Turtle
Hunan Garden - Chinese
The Tides Tavern

Shopping:
Gigharbor Farmers Market
Gifts - The Birdnest
Nursery: Peninsula Gardens

Quilts: (Store/Classes)
Harbor Quilt, Inc.
Miller Quilts

Strictly Scandinavian
Scrapbook Store - Toadilly Scrappin'

Sports:
Old Town Bicycle
Madrona Links Golf Course
Gig Harbor Karate Academy
Gig Harbor Sportsmans Club

Miscellaneous:
Automotive Club - Gig Harbor Cruisers
Gig Harbor Boatworks
Peninsula School District


Gig Harbor Guides:
GigHarbor.com
Gig Harbor - Peninsula Chamber
City of Gig Harbor
GigHarborCity.com
GigHarborInns.com
GigHarborGuide.com

Kayaks for rent behind Anthony's Home Port restaurant. Father's Day at Anthony's Home Port Restaurant. Water view from the Tides Tavern's deck.
It's father's day! I got my bib. I got my dungeness crab legs. Life is good in Gig Harbor!

Cities in the Pacific Northwest - Find Restaurants and Fun Things to Do!



Gig Harbor, Washington!


Gig Harbor began as a fishing town (mid-1800's). And, there were some saw mills. Some commercial fishing continues to this day.

Gig Harbor retains the salty charm of its mid-1800s origins. Yet, a major mall is nestled in the woods (practically hidden), within a 10-minute drive of this quaint waterfront town. This reflects Gig Harbor's mindful community planning.

Gig Harbor residents can commute just across the Tacoma Narrows bridge, to work in Tacoma. And, Seattle, is only an hour away. Meanwhile, many retirees have taken up residence in Gig Harbor, and tourism is rapidly increasing.

Gig Harbor enjoys strong tourism, even during the winter. On weekends, many Gig Harbor "tourists" are actually folks who live in nearby towns. They periodically drive to Gig Harbor to browse around in quaint shops, dine in Gig Harbor's superb restaurants and, "if the mood strikes", stay in a romantic hotel.

Restaurant: Cathryn and I like Anthony's Home Port Restaurant. But, there's a number of nice restaurants in Gig Harbor.

Cathryn, knows that once I'm full of clams, Penn Cove muscles, and dungeness crab, I'm content to lean on a fence and gaze at the water -- while she browses Gig Harbor's shops!

Some of the fun things to do in Gig Harbor include waterfront dining, browsing around in artsy shops, and enjoying the fabulous views of the water.

Gig Harbor is a real boaters' paradise, and boats are available for rent by the hour (or for several days, if you like), at Gig Harbor Rent-A-Boat. Or, how about joining in on a kayak excursion?! You can rent kayaks out in front of Anthony's Home Port Restaurant.

In Gig Harbor, it feels as though you're a hundred miles from the hustle and bustle of city life. Yet, if you're looking for some city excitement, you need only drive across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Tacoma.

Also near Gig Harbor is the Key Peninsula, and Port Orchard, in Kitsap County. And, Poulsbo (aka "Little Norway!") is within reasonable driving range.