Thank you for your interest in Gig Harbor.  We hope the links and documents below will be helpful. You can also request a press kit and have hard copies of any of these materials mailed to you.  Media Inquiries please contact:

Mimi Jansen, Tourism & Communications Department
City of Gig Harbor
253 853 3554 or

Recent Press Coverage:

The Most Beautiful Towns in the Pacific Northwest,, November 8, 2019

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Gig Harbor,, September 16, 2019

The Cutest Town in Every U.S. State,, May 30, 2019

Best of the South Sound 2019, South Sound Magazine, May 2019

The Most Beautiful Towns in the Pacific Northwest, (Expedia group), March 2019

The 12 Washington Restaurants You Should Add To Your 2019 Dining Bucket List,, January 2019

The Best Fish-and-Chips in America,, January 5, 2019


A Visit To The Maritime Town of Gig Harbor,, July 2018

18 Beach Towns to Visit Near Seattle,, July 2018

5 Destinations to Visit in Washington This Summer, Seattle Refined, July 2018

Summer Cocktails Recipes From Heritage Distilling,, July 2018

A Romantic Interlude, Northwest Guardian, May 2018

10 Romantic Getaways You Must Take Your Sweetie in Washington State, Small Town Washington, February 2018

The Best Museum Exhibits in the US this Winter, USA TODAY, January, 2018


Washington Startup: Troy Alstead Opens Ocean5 and Table 47 in Gig Harbor,
1889 Washington's Magazine, December 2017

Romantic Getaway in Gig Harbor, Northwest Military, December 2017

Holiday Shopping in Gig Harbor, Northwest Military, December 2017

Five Great Small Town Art Walks, Sunset, October 2017

Enjoy a Weekend in Tacoma, Washington, Confetti Travel Café, September 2017

10 Best Harbors in America, Coastal Living Magazine, July 2017

INN at Gig Harbor
, Small Meetings Northwest, June, 2017

Explore Gig Harbor, Northwest Military, April 2017

Gluttony Encouraged - How to Eat Your Way Around Gig Harbor,, April 2017

Charming Gig Harbor is easy NW Getaway, Northwest Travel Advisor, January 2017


Wandering the Romance of Gig Harbor, WA, Wander with Wonder, December 2016

A Weekend Getaway in Gig Harbor, Postcards to Seattle, November 2016

Food Scene in Gig Harbor Grows, South Sound Talk, October 2016

5 Fool Proof Reasons to Meet in the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Meetings + Events, September 2016

America's Coolest Distilleries, Trip Advisor, August 2016

Washington's Perfect Harbor Town, Valerie & Valise, August 2016

Weekend Getaway: Gig Harbor, Washington, Traveling With MJ, August, 2016

Cruising Puget Sound, Marina Life, Summer 2016

The Friendliest Towns in America,, April 2016

Get to Know Gig Harbor: 5 Things to Do on a Day Out in the South Sound, ParentMap March 2016

$99 Road Trip: A merrily maritime day in Gig Harbor, The Seattle Times, March 2016

Hotel Review: Maritime Inn, Traveling with MJ, February 2016

Fall Day Trip in Gig Harbor, NW Travel Magazine, October 2015

Skiffs to Spirits: Top 5 Reasons to Visit Gig Harbor, Washington,, July 2015

Veggies, Flowers and Meats - Oh My! Gig Harbor's Downtown Farmers Market Blooms, WestSound Home & Garden, July, 2015

What to do at the US Open, NW Travel Magazine, June 2015

Best Comfort Food Near the US Open, NW Travel Magazine, June 2015

Gig Harbor's Heritage Distillery: Locally Sourced, Creatively Fun, Real Food Traveler, June 2015

The Ten Most Beautiful Towns on the West Coast, Culture Trip, June 2015

Procrastinator's Guide To The US Open, Journey, May June 2015

Northwest Travel: Chambers Bay beckons golfers, Bend Bulletin, April 2015 

Walking on a Gig Harbor Getaway, Examiner, April 2015

Walking Chambers Bay Loop trails before the US Open at Chambers Bay, Examiner, April 2015

Heritage Distilling Co. crafts Washington spirits, Examiner, April 2015

Rainy Day: New Collar Delights, March 2015

Get away to historic Gig Harbor Washington and the Maritime Inn, March 2015

What to do in Gig Harbor, Washington, Travel Age West, February 2015

Fish, family, future. Salmon seiner continues family tradition out of Washington's Gig Harbor. National Fisherman March 2015

Sunset Magazine, Best of the Coast, February 2015

Coastal Living, Weekend in Gig Harbor, Washington, December 2014

Yachts International, The wonders of Washington's Puget Sound, December 2014

PacSafe Smart Traveler Blog, Must-See Best Small Towns June 2014

The Oregonian, Tacoma Pierce County to Emerge Seattle Shadow With Biggest Golf Event in Northwest May 2014

The Oregonian, Gig Harbor - Salty getaway across Puget Sound via Tacoma Narrows Bridge May 2014

The Boat Guy, Finding Gig Harbor, WA  Video April 2014       

The Group Travel Leader, You'll Dig Gig Harbor  February 2013

LA Times,  A Swell Time in Gig Harbor June 2012

Smithsonian Magazine May 2012, 20 Best Small Towns in America

Smithsonian Magazine May 2011, Your Kind of Town - Gig Harbor Washington

Coastal Living Magazine May 2011, Discover Gig Harbor
- A snug hamlet on Puget Sound is known for its quiet bays, old-time ways, and killer views of Mt Rainier