Washington is a state surrounded by water with many picturesque small towns. From Port Townsend to the islands, there’s no shortage of places to explore. Why not add one more to your must visit list? Gig Harbor is a town “tied to the water” and a great fall destination.

Gig Harbor is located along the southwest part of Puget Sound and is neighbours with Tacoma. It’s a place of “captivating beauty” and “uncommon splendor” filled with watercraft of all shapes and sizes, beautiful historic homes and businesses. All of which has the towering presence of Mount Rainier in the distance.

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The town is home to canoe and kayak racing teams that are national champions as well a deep maritime history. Whether you’re learning about the history or simply enjoying local boats and activities there is something for everyone.

Visitors are invited to walk along its stunning waterfront, dine, shop and experience one of Washington’s most picturesque small towns.

It’s close proximity to Seattle and other south Sound cities means that you can enjoy it as a day trip or stay at one of the several local inns and establishments.

We know where we’ll be heading for a day trip next!