Wednesday, April 8, 2015

G is for Gig Harbor

G is for Gig Harbor, a charming town on (what else?) Gig Harbor.  It has a historic waterfront with quaint shopping and dining, a busy marina, and amazing scenery in all directions.  Often referred to as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”, as it is located just over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the city of Tacoma, it is also “Washington’s Maritime City”. Although there is little commercial fishing still in the area, Gig Harbor has its roots in that trade and still celebrates it in a cultural sense. Large-scale commercial and housing areas have been moved away from the historic downtown, so that the main shopping area is located on the other side of the highway, away from the waterfront.  This expanded commercial area has maintained some of the charm of the town, being well laid-out and well-kept.

Courtesy of the City of Gig Harbor


  1. Gorgeous!! One year while I was on vacation in Washington- we drive thru Gig harbor but we didn't get out and walk around. I want to go back.
    Found you thru the A to Z challenge. Have a great day!

  2. Fantastic.... but the sun is shining! The vampires couldn't go out all day!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It looks like we have some things in common : ) I too have an abiding love affair with all things England. We lived there for six years, prior to moving back to the states in 2009. My girls were teenagers there and we all say it was the best experience of our lives (so far). Also, my oldest daughter got married in January and is now living in WA. Her hubs is a resident at Madigan-he's army. My hubs and I are going out to visit for the first time in May. I have plans to meet a friend in Gig Harbor, so this post was timely. I'd love for you to join the Hodgepodge next week. Good luck with the challenge!

  4. I have a cousin (by marriage) in Gig Harbor. Haven't been there, but it's on my list to do. I'm visiting you from the Challenge where I am writing about mystery terms.