9 Places to Take Kids in Gig Harbor & Beyond

family on grass at harbor with boatsHere are our top picks of places to go in and around Gig Harbor that have made it to Instagram but are not on the blog just yet.

I cross-post these quick hits from time to time to remind myself to get movin’ on writing some new posts here (ha) and also to get the info out to you guys faster! All the titles of each destination are linked to more info, and a short description of each is given in the text.

1. Oceans5, Gig Harbor

kids at bowling alley


Bowling, arcade, restaurant, event rooms



2. Old Ferry Landing, Downtown Gig Harbor

water, trees, boat

Viewpoint, short walk, historical signage






3. Gig Harbor Waterfront

hopscotch squares in chalk on sidewalk

Waterfront shops, eateries, public piers, walking, community events



4. Kenneth Leo Marvin Veterans Memorial Park, Gig Harbor

kid on disk swing, blue


Playground, slides, climbing, disc swing, sports fields





5. Rosedale Gardens, Gig Harbor/Rosedale



Retail nursery, plants, flowers, art walk, garden decor finds


6. Sunrise Beach Park, Gig Harbor North

boy on swing above water


Walking, water access, picnics, homemade swings (sometimes there)





7. Fox Island Pier, Fox Island

two kids leaning on wood railing over a pierr

Scenic vistas, walking, stairs, fishing access, possible Orca sightings



8. Defy Tacoma, Tacoma

boy in foam pit with grey, purple and blue blocks


Indoor trampoline park, zipline, climbing, birthday parties





9. Ahoy Kitsap Playland, Bremerton

padded play place climber in green and light green


Indoor playground with padded climbers, slides, and obstacles.


For more inspo on getting out of the house, visit my Instagram and Facebook pages!

(I usually post different places on each.)

About Tonya Strickland

Tonya Strickland is a journalist and Instagram influencer in the family and travel niche. A former newspaper reporter, Tonya shares unfiltered #momlife content about places to go with kids. Her family moved from California's Central Coast to Washington state in August 2020. Their adventures now continue in the Pacific Northwest.

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