Gig Harbor Washington

Gig Harbor WashingtonGig Harbor Washington

We were visiting family in Port Orchard and Bremerton, Washington, and when searching for RV parks to stay in during this visit, it turns out the pickings are slim!  We decided to split up our time by staying in these two areas, Gig Harbor and Poulsbo.

Gig Harbor Washington

In this area, we chose Gig Harbor RV Resort and this stay turned out to be quite pleasant, and the staff in the office were great.  We made reservations just a couple of days before our stay as our plans had changed, and they were happy to accommodate us.

Gig Harbor Marina

They have both pull-through and back-in sites in a wooded setting (of course – it is Washington!)  It is a very short drive into the historic Gig Harbor area with cute little shops, restaurants, local brewpubs, and a marina.

The sites have full hookups, cable, and wifi (although I was unable to get the wifi to work at all the three days we stayed there).  There is a laundry room, a playground for kids.  It was a really quiet area, peaceful and relaxing.

We stayed in site 16, a pull through with fewer trees, which was nice to be able to soak up the sunshine (yes I’m a California girl!)

Gig Harbor is one of several cities and towns that are “the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”.  Gig Harbor’s walkable waterfront provides access to many downtown shops, galleries, and eateries. There is a nice selection of quaint shops and restaurants along the waterfront and beyond.  We enjoyed browsing these shops for gifts, home decor, jewelry, apparel, and antiques.

We ate breakfast at a great little restaurant that I highly recommend Devoted Kiss Cafe.  Warning though –  get there early as they get busy.  We also enjoyed fish & chips and clam chowder at Tides Tavern – yum!

Scenic Beach State Park
Pikes Peak Market

It is a short drive to the ferry to take over to Seattle, which is an hour ride.  We made this trip one day of our stay to visit family who own the beautiful Columbia City Bouquet.  We also spent some time wandering Pikes Place Market.  

There are plenty of “day drives” in this area.  We took a nice day drive and visited Scenic Beach State Park.