Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Gig Harbor

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Gig Harbor. This city is romantic and welcoming, recognised for its shopping, boating and restaurants. Museum of Glass and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Gig Harbor

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Gig Harbor has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Puyallup Fairgrounds (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Performance Golf Center (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Horseshoe Lake Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Foss Waterway Seaport (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Chambers Bay Golf Course (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Gig Harbor

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 26°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gig Harbor

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gig Harbor is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skansie Brothers Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Grandview Forest Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Crescent Creek Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • McCormick Forest Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Point Defiance Park (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Kopachuck State Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Gig Harbor

Fly into Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle - Tacoma Intl.), the closest airport, located 15.3 mi (24.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Seattle, WA (BFI-Boeing Field), which is 19.3 mi (31.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Gig Harbor?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 460 holiday lettings near Gig Harbor. From 295 Houses to 60 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gig Harbor is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gig Harbor?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gig Harbor:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 622 holiday homes
  • Hilltop: 53 holiday homes
  • New Tacoma: 46 holiday homes
  • West End: 27 holiday homes
  • South Tacoma: 15 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gig Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gig Harbor. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Paradise Theatre: 841 holiday lettings
  • Performance Golf Center: 642 holiday lettings
  • Kopachuck State Park: 646 holiday lettings
  • Skansie Brothers Park: 808 holiday lettings
  • Grandview Forest Park: 754 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gig Harbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gig Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 295 Houses in Gig Harbor. Our other popular types of Gig Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 60 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gig Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 30 holiday homes with pool available in Gig Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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