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Gig Harbor

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Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 7,126 at the 2010 census.Gig Harbor is one of several cities and towns that claim to be "the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula". Due to its close access to several state and city parks, and historic waterfront that includes boutiques and fine dining, it has become a popular tourist destination. Gig Harbor is located along State Route 16, about six miles (10 km) from its origin at Interstate 5, over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. A $1.2 billion project to add a second span to the bridge was completed in 2007. During off-peak traffic times, Tacoma can be reached in five minutes and Seattle in just under an hour.Based on per capita income, Gig Harbor ranks 49th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.HistoryDuring a heavy storm in 1840, Captain Charles Wilkes brought the Captain's gig (small boat) into the harbor for protection. Later, with the publication of Wilkes 1841 map of the Oregon Territory, he named the sheltered bay Gig Harbor.
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cushman Trail
Biking Trail
Cushman Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Harbor History Museum ©
History Museum
Harbor History Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Heritage Distilling Company ©
Distillery
Heritage Distilling Company
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Gig Harbor

Puget Sound Navy Museum ©
Military Museum
Puget Sound Navy Museum Bremerton
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Harborside Fountain Park ©
Fountain
Harborside Fountain Park Bremerton
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
USS Turner Joy Museum Ship ©
Specialty Museum
USS Turner Joy Museum Ship Bremerton
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Bloedel Reserve ©
Garden
Bloedel Reserve Bainbridge Island
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Gig Harbor

Sehmel Homestead Park ©
Park
Sehmel Homestead Park
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Skansie Brothers Park ©
Park
Skansie Brothers Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Donkey Creek Park ©
Park
Donkey Creek Park
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Blue Willow Lavender Farm ©
Garden
Blue Willow Lavender Farm
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Gig Harbor

iLoveKickboxing - Gig Harbor ©
Spa / Wellness
iLoveKickboxing - Gig Harbor
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
McCormick Forest ©
Forest
McCormick Forest
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Chalet in the Woods ©
Scenic Walking Area
Chalet in the Woods
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Crescent Creek Park ©
Park
Crescent Creek Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Gig Harbor

7 Seas Brewing ©
Brewery
7 Seas Brewing
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Gig Harbor

Kopachuck State Park ©
State Park
Kopachuck State Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Gig Harbor

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