Gig Harbor, The Maritime City, is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County. It’s not just a wonderful place to live, it’s also a great place to explore, eat and have a good time!
Downtown Gig Harbor is only 2 miles away and there are some local favorites like The Green Turtle and Tides Tavern that you don’t want to miss! Both have mouth watering menus of fresh seafood dishes. Another great dining option on the water is Netshed No. 9 where you won’t want to miss the house made cinnamon rolls! All have stunning views along the water and the Gig Harbor Lighthouse. Get your fresh fruits and veggies at the Gig Harbor Farmers Market - open on Saturdays. Listen to live music and pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers. Rent a kayak at the Gig Harbor Fly Shop, the go-to spot in Gig Harbor if you’re looking to get started or are experienced. They also offer paddleboards and fishing tackle too. They’re conveniently located next to the maria to, so you get out there and get going!
What’s a Maritime City without a little boat love? In the summer, you can look forward to the town’s biggest event - the Maritime Gig Festival and Blessing of the Fleet. There’s a parade downtown, Wheel’s on the Water car show, featured music and a yacht festival tour. Check out other city events here - there’s something for everyone!
Looking for a little uptown fun? Just a minute away is Uptown Gig Harbor - Here you can find an abundance of dining and shopping like, Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant (amazing happy hour and margaritas). It’s a great place to go for dinner before taking in a movie at the Galaxy Uptown Luxury Theater. There’s also a Marshall’s, The Foundry for quality men’s clothing and accessories, Talbots, Kohl’s, Michael’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Cutter’s Point Coffee, Panera, Safeway, Starbucks and Domo Sushi and so much more! For other grocery needs, Fred Meyer and Harbor Greens are on the other side of Olympic Drive NW.
Plan your indoor weekends at Ocean 5 - a GIANT gaming complex! They have a two-story laser arena for up to 40 players, gaming arcade where gamers can win prizes that are redeemable at a prize store, lounging area for 100 with a circular fireplace, cocktail tables and couches, 12 duckpin bowling lanes -duckpin bowling uses a lightweight ball that’s smaller than a typical ball used for 10-pin bowling, 10 lanes for regular 10-pin bowling. Bowling suites can be reserved for private parties, food from neighboring Table 47 can be ordered and a private event and party space can fit between 5 and 400 with private staff. This 57,000 square feet of awesome space is located in the Olympic Towne Center.
Schools in this district are Harbor Heights Elementary School, Goodman Middle School and Peninsula High School.