Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Gig Harbor

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Gig Harbor. This city is romantic and welcoming, recognized for its shopping, boating and restaurants. Museum of Glass and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 79°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gig Harbor

Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Gig Harbor?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 452 house rentals around Gig Harbor. From 307 Houses to 55 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gig Harbor is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gig Harbor:

  • Seattle Waterfront: 821 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 862 vacation rentals
  • North Beacon Hill: 78 vacation rentals
  • Belltown: 897 vacation rentals
  • Pike Place Market: 654 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Gig Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Gig Harbor. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Paradise Theatre: 871 home rentals
  • Performance Golf Center: 662 home rentals
  • Kopachuck State Park: 656 home rentals
  • Skansie Brothers Park: 841 home rentals
  • Grandview Forest Park: 781 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gig Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 307 Houses in Gig Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gig Harbor include:

  • Cottages: 55 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 55 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 55 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gig Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 34 vacation homes with pool available in Gig Harbor.

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