Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Weekend in Gig Harbor, Washington

A snug hamlet on Puget Sound is known for its quiet bays, old-time ways, and killer views of Mt. Rainier.

About town in Gig Harbor
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About Town

You can barely go anywhere in Gig Harbor, Washington, without being treated to a gorgeous water view. Settled by Croatians as a fishing village in the late 1800s, this alluring small town remains simple and quaint, with live music in the park during the summer and a harbor where fishing vessels still bob alongside vintage sailboats and new powerboats. Gig Harbor is nestled amid a series of stunning harbors, bays, and narrow inlets ringed by majestic pines—yet it’s only a 20-minute drive from urban Tacoma.

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