Friday, December 31, 2010

Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor has been one of our long time favorite Saturday destinations. We had always noticed people walking along the beach underneath the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, on our most recent trip we set out to find a park. There is a beach area you can walk along, but not all the way to the bridges, just a great photo-op of the Narrows.


West Bound:
Take Exit 8
Turn Left onto 24th St NW
Left on 95th Ave NW
Left on Stone Dr NW
Stone becomes Lucille Pkwy NW
Right on Doc's Dr

East Bound:
Exit 9
Left on 22nd Ave NW
Left on 32nd St NW
Right on 95th Ave NW
Left on Stone Dr NW

Stone becomes Lucille Pkwy NW 
Right on Doc's Dr

You will find a small public parking lot and a short walkway to a gazebo with beautiful views of the Tacoma Narrows Bridges.

Olympic Sculpture Park

Olympic Sculpture Park is part of the Seattle Art Museum, my favorite part is it's FREE, with beautiful views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The easiest way to walk here is, while enjoying the Seattle waterfront with all it's Piers and quirky little shops, head North, at the end of Alaskan Way you will see the entrance. For everything else you may need to know visit:
The cheapest way to park in Seattle is to use the meters, which now, thankfully accept debit cards. The challenge is you can only pay for about 2 hours at a time. If you go after 6pm, or on Sundays, street parking is free. If you get hungry, the Old Spaghetti Factory is on the corner of Broad and Elliot, we like the Red Robin on Pier 55, pretty amazing  views for an $8.99 burger. During summer you have to get an ice cream cone at one of the many stands along the waterfront, with freshly made waffle cones!