Point Defiance Park

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20 mi 32 km

Hikes

10 mi 15 km

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3

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Food & Drink

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The Antique Sandwich Company So friendly! So helpful! And omgosh this caramel latte totally pwns Starbucks.
5102 N Pearl St, Ruston WA — (253) 752-4069
Tatanka Take-Out I got the Bison Burger with Swiss. It was outstanding. Bison tastes like beef but has less fat than turkey and actually lowers cholesterol. And no one does it better than Tatanka! Fresh and awesome!
Farrelli's Pizza - Pt. Ruston Good food, great service.
Greenhouse Restaurant Food is fresh and excellent
Blue Agave This is most likely the best Mexican in gig harbor. If you don't mind a smaller walk up to order place. Great in the nice weather to sit outside.Very friendly service. Best marg's in town!
Pizzeria Fondi $20 meal for two is the best!!
Blazing Onion Burger Company The sweet potato fries rock!
Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar Gotta hit the happy hour street tacos shrimp and chorizo :)
Gateway to India The Vindaloo 6 is great!! You have to have it!
Kinza Teriyaki Best teriyaki in gig harbor. Lunch portion is same size as dinner too!
Spiro's Pizza & Pasta Great food, Great staff, great atmopshere! Our kids beg us to take them here all the time!
Kelly's Cafe & Espresso They have the worst service! Waited 45 minutes for breakfast the food is good but I don't think I'll be back for a long time.
Pao's Donuts Best donuts in Pierce county. Waaaay better than Krispy Kreme.
6919 6th Ave, Tacoma WA — (253) 565-4692
El Pueblito Always treated well here! Great food, drink and service.
Netshed No. 9 Ricotta pancakes, cinnamon rolls in a skillet, patio seating.
Katie Downs Tavern & Eatery Get the Nachos! Huge portions and half price!
3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma WA — (253) 756-0771
La Fondita Mexican Restaurant & Cantina queso fondito...the yummiest cheesiest delight in town
2620 N Proctor St, Tacoma WA — (253) 752-2878
East & West Proctor Best Thai food in Tacoma
2514 N Proctor St, Tacoma WA — (253) 756-5092
Devoted Kiss Cafe Tried the sausage breakfast burrito! So good!
Thai Hut REALLY good! Very close to what we had in Thailand. Super busy and small place, so not good if you're in a rush or if you're a large group. Green curry was wonderful!
Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor WA — (253) 858-8523
Introduction to Map & Compass Class - Level 1: Jul 29 - Point Defiance Park
In this class you'll learn to read map contour lines and translate them to the actual terrain. With your compass we'll teach you about magnetic north, true north and declination. Then we'll put it all together to pinpoint your location and plan your route. Details
Lightweight Backpacking Basics: Aug 1 - Tacoma REI
Do you want to try backpacking but worry about carrying a heavy pack? Join an REI backpacking expert who will provide excellent tips on lightweight backpacking techniques. Details
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#3 Promenade
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#4 Spine Trail
Gig Harbor, WA
1.3 mi 2.2 km Gig Harbor, WA
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