The secret’s out on Gig Harbor. Once a sleepy fishing town on Puget Sound, it’s now home to chain stores, upscale restaurants and vacationers. Nonetheless, Gig Harbor has retained its true, unpretentious vibe. Come any summer weekend to find open-air movie nights, chowder competitions, theater productions and farmers’ markets. The tight-knit community takes pride in their town–just ask Guy Hoppen, an Alaskan salmon fisherman who’s kinda of a local mascot–but don’t worry: They’re happy to share it with others.