Boat tours, harbor-view dining and a hometown distillery make Gig Harbor a great getaway
By: Marty Wentzel
The Washington town of Gig Harbor has been enjoying extra attention lately thanks to its close proximity to Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open.
But golf tournaments aside, Gig Harbor is a bona fide visitor destination in its own right. Hugging the shores of Puget Sound, the tidy town lays claim to a beguiling blend of attractions, activities, accommodations, eateries and events by the sea.
And requiring just a one-hour drive from Seattle, Gig Harbor rewards day trippers and overnight visitors alike. Here are a few reasons to make the trip.
With its naturally good looks, Gig Harbor serves as an appetizing backdrop for top-tier dining, especially at an outdoor table during summer.
...Lunch fare at the lively Tides Tavern includes customized salads, sandwiches and award-winning New England-style clam chowder...